The BBC has revealed the names of 4 more acts who will join the Eurovision party in the 60th Anniversary special Eurovision’s Greatest Hits.
The BBC today confirms the remaining 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.
Tickets to attend Eurovision’s Greatest Hits, taking place at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, 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).
The first act confirmed today is Loreen who won the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest with a total of 372 points. Loreen will be performing her song Euphoria which following the competition went on to reach No. 1 in the charts across Europe including Austria, Denmark, Germany, Poland and Loreen’s home country of Sweden.
The UK’s winning entry from 1976, Brotherhood of Man, also join the line-up today performing their famous song Save Your Kisses For Me.Following the Eurovision Song Contest, the song became a major hit around the world, selling six million copies and made No.1 in many countries and returned the group to the US Charts.
Also confirmed today is Dima Bilan who has represented Russia twice at in the competition. In 2006 Dima performed Never Let You Go, finishing second to Lordi, and he won the contest in 2008 in Belgrade with the song Believe. Dima will perform a medley of both songs at the London concert.
The final act confirmed today is Dana International who was chosen to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 in Birmingham who will take to the stage to perform Diva once again. Following the contest, Dana International released the winning song as a single in Europe and it became a hit, reaching number 11 in the UK charts and the top ten in Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands.
The remaining acts announced today will be joining the previously confirmed former contestants and the full line-up performing on the night will be as follows:
- Austria’s Conchita Wurst will sing Rise like a Phoenix
- Sweden’s Herreys, will sing Diggi-loo diggi-ley
- France’s Natasha St-Pier will sing Je n’ai que mon âme
- Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest will sing Only teardrops
- Finland’s Lordi will sing Hard rock Hallelujah
- Germany’s Nicole will sing Ein Bißchen Frieden
- Ireland’s Johnny Logan will sing a medley of What’s Another Year and Hold me now
- Spain’s Rosa López will sing a medley of Spanish songs including Europe’s living a Celebration
- Luxembourg’s Anne-Marie David will sing Tu te reconnaitras
- Denmark’s The Olsen Brothers will sing Fly on the wings of love
- Sweden’s Loreen will sing Euphoria
- The UK’s Brotherhood of Man will sing Save your kisses for me
- Russia’s Dima Bilan will sing a medley of Never let you go and Believe
- Israel’s Dana International will sing Diva
As well as the above former contestants singing once more, a number of invited guests will also be in attendance on the night including a very special guest performance that will be announced in due course.
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.
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.