Vienna 2015

For all the news about the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest taking place in the Austrian capital city of Vienna.

UMK 15 Semi-final 3

UMK 15 Semi-final 3

Six acts are competing for the remaining three spots in the final of UMK 15... follow this live report!
Five shows in the world of Eurovision!

Five shows in the world of Eurovision!

With Iceland and Italy finishing their selections, five of last week’s Super Saturday countries are now continuing their Eurovision selection process. It’s a truly Baltic weekend with Lithuania and Estonia finishing their selections tonight, whereas Latvia will do so tomorrow. Below, you can find the escXtra Guide to Tonight! Estonia What: Eesti Laul 2015 – Final Start: 20.35 CET Broadcast: ETV After Italy chose Grande Amore this week, Estonia slipped down to second place with bookmakers. For many fans, tonight is all about one act: Elina Born & Stig Rästa. What will happen if they’d win tonight’s Eesti Laul? Would Estonia rocket back up to first tonight? Estonian polls say they will win, European polls say they will win… But will they? That’s the big question for tonight’s final of Eesti Laul 2015, so be sure to tune in at 20.35 CET! Tonight’s line-up: Luisa Värk – Minu Päike Maia Vahtramäe – Üle Vesihalli Taeva Elina Born & Stig Rästa – Goodbye To Yesterday Kali Briis Band – Idiot Robin Juhkental & The Big Bangers – Troubles Daniel Levi – Burning Lights Elisa Kolk – Superlove The Blurry Lane – Exceptional Elephants from Neptune – Unriddle Me Triin Niitoja & John4 – This Is Our Choice Lithuania What: “Eurovizijos” dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka – …
ORF selects first finalists

ORF selects first finalists

Tonight Austrian broadcaster held a show of 16 artists singing songs of their own choice. Based on jury votes, the following acts have made it through to the next round: Johann Sebastian Bass Celine Ann Folkshilfe Dawa The Makemakers Zoe
Tamar Kaprelian is the 2nd member of Genealogy

Tamar Kaprelian is the 2nd member of Genealogy

Tamar Kaprelian is the second member of Armenia’s super group Genealogy!
Filming of Warrior is underway… Amber speaks to escXtra

Filming of Warrior is underway… Amber speaks to escXtra

The filming of the video-clip for Warrior is underway. Amber does not see any problem with 2 songs named Warrior!
Host nation kicks-off with it’s selection

Host nation kicks-off with it’s selection

Tonight the host nation will kick-off with it's selection for Eurovision!
National final line-up complete

National final line-up complete

Germany has completed their national final line-up tonight. The winner of the Clubkonzert will join seven well known acts on 5th March in Hannover. The show was won by Ann Sophie. The song Ann Sophie sang was Jump The Gun, but it’s not sure yet that that song will also appear in Unser Song für Österreich on 5th March. She won with 24,1% of the votes. The full line-up of the German national final: Alexa Feser – Das Gold von Morgen / Glück Andreas Kümmert – Home Is In My Hands / Heart of Stone Fahrenhaidt – Frozen Silence / Mother Earth Faun – Hörst Du Trömmeln / Abschied Laing – Zeig Deine Muskeln / Wechselt Die Beleuchtung Mrs. Greenbird – Shine, Shine, Shine / Take My Hand Noize Generation (ft. Patrik Jean) – A Song For You / Crazy Now Ann Sophie The German national final will take place on 5th March in Hannover. These eight acts will then fight for the ticket to Vienna. The wildcard winner, Ann Sophie, still needs to announce her songs for Hannover.
Trijntje Oosterhuis to attend Eurovision in Concert

Trijntje Oosterhuis to attend Eurovision in Concert

Two days ago, we already reported three singers being confirmed for the 2015 Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam. Today, the organisation of the event confirmed a fourth participant. The fourth participant is Trijntje Oosterhuis. Oosterhuis is the Dutch entrant in Vienna, so Eurovision in Concert’s home entry will attend the event. The Dutch singer will showcase her song Walk Along on 18th April in the Melkweg in Amsterdam. Oosterhuis will join John Karayiannis from Cyprus, Daniel Kajmakoski from FYR Macedonia and Elhaida Dani from Albania. That’s however not the end: more singers will be revealed in due course. The concert will be hosted by Edsilia Rombley and Cornald Maas.
Participants in Festival da Canção announced

Participants in Festival da Canção announced

Portuguese broadcaster RTP has just revealed the twelve singers and composers taking part in Festival da Canção 2015, their method to select the Portuguese entry for Vienna. And there are some familiar names in that selection… None other than Portuguese diva and legend Simone de Oliveira will take part once again, after competing in Eurovision 1965 and 1969. Also Adelaide Ferreira, the 1985 entrant for Portugal is returning once more! The list of twelve acts can be found below: Adelaide Ferreira – Paz Composer: Adelaide Ferreira / Lyrics: Adelaide Ferreira Diana Piedade – Maldido Tempo Composer: Carlos Massa / Lyrics: Carlos Massa Filipa Baptista – A Noite Inteira Composer: Augusto Madureira / Lyrics: Augusto Madureira Filipe Gonçalves – Dança Joana Composer: Héber Marques / Lyrics: Héber Marques Gonçalo Tavares – Tu Tens Uma Mágica Composer: Gonçalo Tavares / Lyrics: Gonçalo Tavares & José Cid José Freitos – Mal Menor (Ninguém Me Guia À Razão) Composer: Chukry / Lyrics: Chukry Leonor Andrade – Há Um Mar Que Nos Separa Composer: Miguel Gameiro / Lyrics: Miguel Gameiro Rita Seidi – Lisboa, Lisboa Composer: Sara Tavares / Lyrics: Sara Tavares Rubi Machado – Quando A Lua Voltar A Passar Composer: Sebastião Antunes / Lyrics: Sebastião Antunes Simone de Oliveira – À Espera Das Canções …
10 acts compete for a spot in the German final

10 acts compete for a spot in the German final

Tonight ten upcoming artists will compete for one spot in the German final.
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