United Kingdom: BBC will host Eurovision’s Greatest Hits Show in March
BBC, the British national broadcaster has announced that it will be holding a special Eurovision’s Greatest Hitsm show – next month at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith. The show will be recorded on 31st March and aired shortly later both in the UK and abroad.
Graham Norton ESC 2013 host and Sweden’s Petra Mede are going to be the hosts of the show that will consist of performances by classic and recent Eurovision acts and some special guests.
Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest referring to the diamond jubilee celebrations says:
“Over the last 60 years, the Eurovision Song Contest has become a true European institution that has led the way in TV entertainment. We are delighted that the BBC is launching our diamond jubilee celebrations with this special event and that TV viewers from across Europe and beyond will also get to enjoy it too”.
The first names of acts to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest Champion have been confirmed and Conchita Wurst is already one of them,who will perform Austria’s winning song Rise Like a Phoenix. The Swedish pop Group Herreys , who won the 1984 competition with the song Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley, is another confirmed guest of the show. Natasha St-Pier, who represented France in the 2001 contest and will once again sing Je n’ai que mon âme joining the first two confirmed acts.
Eurovision’s Greatest Hits will be broadcast in the following countries: Australia – SBS, Austria – ORF, Belgium – VRT & RTBF, Bulgaria – BNT, Denmark – DR, Finland – YLE, France – France 2, Greece – NERIT, Iceland – RÚV, Ireland – RTÉ, Israel – IBA, Norway – NRK, Portugal – RTP, Romania – TVR, Russia – C1R, San Marino – SMRTV, Slovenia – RTVSLO, Sweden – SVT, Switzerland – SRF, Spain – RTVE, United Kingdom – BBC One & BBC Radio 2.
Tickets for Eurovision’s Greatest Hits will be available to purchase at 10.15am (GMT) / 11.15am (CET) on Friday 6 February 2015 from bbc.co.uk/eurovision (UK bookings) and Eurovision.tv (international bookings).