We will be #BuildingBridges to Wien in 2015! The esctoday.com team would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! May 2015 enter your lives bringing you all the best of health, wealth, prosperity, love and happiness. May all your resolutions and wishes come true in 2015. One more year has gone by, one more Eurovision season is over thus making way to the 2015 season.
All in all, 2014 has been an exciting year both for us and for the Eurovision Song Contest. Austria’s Conchita Wurst won the competition with her epic entry Rise like a Phoenix thus bringing the contest to Vienna for the 2nd time. We saw the return of Portugal and Poland returning to the competition.
The esctoday.com family of team members has grown immensely since its early days with editors from all over Europe. It has indeed been a pleasure for the whole team to cover the Eurovision Song Contest throughout all these years, and bring you the latest news and developments. We are very grateful and thankful to all our readers.
The highlight of the year was Denmark hosting the Eurovision Song Contest. DR, the Danish national broadcaster excelled in organizing an extraordinary Eurovision with an impressive stage and a magnificent show that mesmerised European viewers. A total of 37 countries competed for the grand prix in Copenhagen.
2015 will be taking us to the land of Swarovski Crystals, Red Bull, Sachertorte, Wiener Schnitzel, Apfelstrudel, Schnapps, Mannerschnitten, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Brucker, Vienna Choir Boys, Empress Sissy, Hofburg Palace, Schönbrunn Palace, Alps, Viennese Waltz, Imperial Austria, The Sound of Music, etc. Yes, we are talking about none other than Austria and its majestic capital Vienna- host city for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, where a total of 39 countries are scheduled to compete at the Wiener Stadthalle on 19, 21, and 23 May!
Conchita’s New Year’s greetings and invitation to Vienna (Austria 2014)
#BuildingBridges to Vienna in 2015
The 2015 Eurovision season has already kicked off, we already know the names of the representatives from The Netherlands, Albania, San Marino, Montenegro, Belgium, Malta, Belarus and FYR Macedonia. National finals for the 2015 Eurovision season kicked off in 2014 and more national finals and special presentation shows are scheduled to be held all over Europe in January, February and March. We will miss Bulgaria, Bosnia Herzegovina, and Ukraine at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, countries that have opted to withdraw from the event. Monaco, Morocco, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Turkey, Croatia and Andorra confirmed to Esctoday.com that they had no intention to return to the contest next year.
2015 will also see the much awaited return of The Czech Republic to the Eurovision Song Contest after a 5 year break. Serbia and Cyprus will also return to the competition after a year’s break.
Let’s Build Bridges to Vienna. We invite you all to #JoinUs in 2015 in our journey to Vienna to Share the moment and Light your fire, Feel the rythm Under the same sky!
Discover Vienna- 2015 Eurovision host city
The entire esctoday.com team would like to wish each and everyone of you, all over the world a Happy New Year and a Happy Eurovision 2015 season! We wish you the best of health, happiness, peace, prosperity and love for the coming year! Thank you!