United Kingdom: 4 more Eurovision acts join the party!

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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 four 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.

Johnny Logan, who is best known as ‘Mr Eurovision’ and the only performer to have won the Eurovision Song Contest three times – twice as a performer (1980 and 1987) and once as a songwriter in 1992 is the first of the four acts confirmed today. Johnny will perform a medley of the winning songs he performed at the competition – What’s another year from 1980 and Hold me now from 1987.

The second confirmed act today is Rosa López. Rosa finished in seventh position in 2002 and she will pay homage to some of Spain’s most successful Eurovision hits, including her own Eurovision entry Europe’s living a celebration. Following the contest, Rosa released a self-titled album which went to number one and also gained a 5x Platinum status in Spain, selling over 500,000 units.

Also confirmed today is Anne-Marie David. Anne-Marie won the competition for Luxembourg in 1973 and will once again sing her winning song Tu te reconnaitras. Following the contest, Anne-Marie performed her winning song in 8 languages – the English version “Wonderful Dream” reached Number 13 in the UK charts and the original version reached the Top 10 in Sweden, Netherlands among other countries.

The final former contestants confirmed today that will take to the stage once more in London are The Olsen Brothers. The Danish duo finished 1st in 2000 and will sing their winning entry Fly on the wings of love.

The four acts announced today will be joining the previously confirmed former contestants: reigning 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, Natasha St-Pier, who represented France in the 2001 contest and will sing Je n’ai que mon âme, Denmark’s Emmelie De Forest with Only teardrops, Finland’s Lordi with Hard rock Hallelujah and Nicole from Germany with Ein bißchen frieden(A Little Peace).

Eurovision’s Greatest Hits will be presented by Graham Norton and Petra Medeand 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.

Stay tuned to ESCToday for more information on the 60th Eurovision Anniversary Show- Eurovision’s Greatest Hits!