Thousands of people will watch Eric's performance of the 2007 Life Ball song �Get A Life � Get Alive� in front of Vienna�s town hall. The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF will broadcast the charity event to Million of European households tonight, May 26th live from the Vienna Town Hall, on ORF 1 at 21:00 CET
The Austrian representative of the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest, Eric Papilaya, did not qualify to the final of 12th May but his song Get a life-Get Alive is also designated as the official song this year of the well established annual HIV charity event Life Ball which takes place in Vienna, Austria. The Eurovision Song Contest was for Eric Papilaya not only a good chance to perform his music but also a nice opportunity to reach more than 200 Million people all over Europe and to communicate his message on the fight against AIDS. "Teenagers aren't really aware of the HIV-risks. During my engagement for AIDS Life I met a lot of people who shared their stories on AIDS with me. I was shocked and I imediately knew that I had to do something", Eric said about his support of the organisation.
Eric Papilaya on his tour through Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania,Latvia and Estonia had the opportunity to talk to different people and supported AIDS Life, the world famous non profit organisation in the fight against AIDS.
Tonight the Austrian broadcaster ORF will transmit the charity event live from the Vienna Town Hall at 21:00 CET. Eric Papilaya and Band accompanied by the dance performance of Laura Saiz Fernandez, Nina Weiss, Jerome Knols, Cedric Lee Bradley will perform Get A Life – Get Alive, the official Life Ball Song 2007. Being the interpret of the official life ball song fulfils Eric with pride because " minority tolerance and an affirmative statement towards life are the two Life Ball core messages. Due to my skin color I have been confronted with intolerance and social hostility several times", Eric stated.
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