The BBC has revealed the names of 3 more acts who will join the Eurovision party in the 60th Anniversary special Eurovision’s Greatest Hits.
The BBC today confirms three more acts that will help commemorate the Eurovision Song Contest’s diamond jubilee by taking part in Eurovision’s Greatest Hits, a special celebration event showcasing some of the very best songs from the past 60 years of the competition.
Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest who came first in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest is the first of the three acts confirmed today and she will be performing her winning song Only teardrops. Upon victory, Emmelie became the third contestant from Denmark to win the competition.
Next to be confirmed is Lordi from Finland, who made history in 2006 by becoming the first, and to date, the only hard rock act to win the Eurovision Song Contest. Lordi will once again take to the stage to perform their winning song Hard rock Hallelujah.
The final act confirmed today is 1982 Eurovision Song Contest winner Nicole from Germany. Nicole was just 17 years old when she led her country to victory in Harrogate, Yorkshire and she will once again perform her song Ein bißchen frieden (A little peace). After the contest, the English language version of the song went on to become the 500th UK Singles Chart number one.
The three acts announced today will be joining the previously confirmed former contestants: reining Eurovision Song Contest Champion Conchita Wurst who will perform Austria’s winning song Rise like a Phoenix Swedish pop Group Herreys, who won the 1984 competition with the song Diggi-loo diggi-ley and Natasha St-Pier, who represented France in the 2001 contest and will sing Je n’ai que mon âme
Eurovision’s Greatest Hits will be presented by Graham Norton and Petra Mede and will be broadcast on BBC One and throughout Europe and beyond this Easter. More acts will be confirmed in the coming days.
How and where to buy the tickets?
Tickets to attend 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).
Who will broadcast the show?
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.
Eurovision’s Greatest Hits will be executive produced for BBC Events by Guy Freeman, Directed by Geoff Posner and Produced by Simon Proctor and Helen Riddell.