The Russian broadcaster, Channel One, has confirmed that it will be taking part in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. The representative will be the winner of The Voice Russia reality show, although no details have been given as to the song which will be sung.
Russia had been rumoured to withdraw from the Eurovision Song Contest after a Russian MP claimed that Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision was “the end of Europe”. Russia has even revived the Soviet-era Intervision, with competing nations besides Russia including Central Asia countries and even China. Intervision will take place this October.
OGAE International requires from us to update the membership of our club so they have detailed figures to present to ORF when negotiating for ticket packages for 2015 in Vienna. Rest of the world will update their figures on Monday as it is important to see whether there is now some normality regarding the South African members. It has become clear that a few members in Australia/New Zealand think only they have a right to be fans of Eurovision and want to wish the SA members away.
Just of interest, here is the official programme book of Copenhagen 2001, not sure if many of you have seen it before.
Earlier today, the Austrian Broadcaster ORF and the EBU announced that Vienna has been chosen to host the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Vienna beat the competition from Innsbruck and Graz, and will host the contest in the Wiener Stadthalle on the 19th, 21st and 23rd May.
The Wiener Stadthalle has an overall seating capacity of around 16 000 people, depending on stage design, and should make for a fantastic show.
This morning Michaela Sowden from Australia informed us that the copy of Euro song news 2011 (Dusseldorf) arrived in the post and she has send us a picture.
We will publish every picture of a member receiving any prize if they send it to us
We know Tim Schou from the 2011 Danish eurovision group A FRIEND IN LONDON. in Copenhagen he was there as a solo artist and acted as one of the presenters of the events at Vega Euro club. We presented him with a copy of the special compilation CD OGAE Rest of the world made for Copenhagen called DANISH DELIGHTS – a CD that feature several Danish euro entries and selection songs covered by South Africa artists – the song A NEW TOMORROWof A FRIEND IN LONDON is one of the tracks covered.
Now that we have a website, we will be running more competitions and the winners will also be announced on the website so people can go and look and see how had won the various competitions. In the recent weeks, we have had 4 competitions and here is a recap of the winners
Michaela Sowden of Australia – Euro song news magazine
Richard Thiele of Australia – New full CD of Ovi
Christa Kruth of South Africa – 5 CD set of 100 Afrikaans hits (compliments of Sony music South Africa)
Andreas Blaschke of Austria – brand new Rinel Day CD (compliments of the artist herself)