ORF, the Austrian national broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest, has unveiled some exclusive footage from the first Austrian rehearsal which took place at the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen.
Conchita Wurst was the first artist to rehearse on the Eurovision stage on the 30 April – day 3 of rehearsals. A first impression from the rehearsal was uploaded via the eurovision.tv YouTube channel where fans were able to get an idea of what the staging will be like on the night. ORF have since revealed a 2 minute video from day 3 of rehearsals which includes some exclusive footage of Conchita rehearsing on the Copenhagen stage.
Conchita Wurst’s first rehearsal in the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen
Shortly after Austria’s first rehearsal, Conchita revealed;
When I got there for the first time on this gigantic stage, I really had to fight back tears. I just thought “Now you’re where you always wanted.” I think that the production is done very well and the production team has done a great job. Now it’s really just about the finishing touches.
Conchita and the Austrian Eurovision team will return to the B&W Hallerne on Saturday 3 May for Conchita’s second rehearsal on the stage where some of the few changes will be implemented.
Back in September last year, Conchita Wurst was internally selected by ORF to represent Austria at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in the host city of Copenhagen. Conchita presented five songs to the Austrian national broadcaster with Rise like a phoenix being chosen as the official 2014 Austrian entry.
Conchita Wurst – Rise like a phoenix
Austria will perform in the second semi-final on the 8 May where Conchita will be competing for a place at the Eurovision grand final along with 14 other nations; only 10 acts will qualify.
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