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Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits
Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits
Dates
Final date March 31, 2015
Host
Venue Eventim Apollo, London, United Kingdom
Presenter(s) Graham Norton, Petra Mede
Conductor David Arch
Director Geoff Posner
Executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand
Executive producer Guy Freeman, Simon Proctor
Host broadcaster European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Opening act none
Interval act Riverdance
Reprise act All of the acts (except Loreen) performed a medley of Eurovision hits, including "Hallelujah", "Nel blu dipinto di blu", "Making Your Mind Up", and "Waterloo".
Participants
Number of entries 15
Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits (also known as Eurovision's Greatest Hits) is a pre-recorded concert programme organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to commemorate the Eurovision Song Contest's 60th anniversary. Several countries confirmed that they would air the delayed broadcast of the concert on various dates that suited the broadcasters scheduling, including Australia, who competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 as a wildcard entry. The host broadcaster, BBC, and Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), aired the show on Good Friday, 3 April 2015. The Dutch broadcaster, AVROTROS, were the first to announce their decision to not broadcast the event. Other countries also announced their decision to decline broadcasting the event, including Luxembourg, who had an act taking part in the event.

The anniversary concert took place on 31 March 2015 at the Eventim Apollo, in Hammersmith, London. Graham Norton and Petra Mede hosted the event, which saw fifteen acts from thirteen countries performing their Eurovision entries from yesteryear. Guy Freeman was the Executive Producer and Simon Proctor was the Senior Producer. Geoff Posner was the director and David Arch was the musical director for the concert. Tickets for the event went on sale on 6 February 2015.

Participating ActsEdit

Draw Participating Year Country EBU member station Artist Song
01 2013 Denmark Danmarks Radio (DR) Emmelie de Forest "Only Teardrops"
02 1973 Luxembourg

RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg (RTL)

Anne-Marie David "Tu te reconnaîtras"
03 1984 Sweden Sveriges Television (SVT) Herreys "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley"
04 1998 Israel Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) Dana International "Diva"
05 2000 Denmark Danmarks Radio (DR) Olsen Brothers "Fly on the Wings of Love"
06 1976 United Kingdom British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Brotherhood of Man "Save Your Kisses For Me"
07 1968 Spain (medley) Televisión Española (TVE) Rosa López "La, la, la"
1969 "Vivo cantado"
1973 "Eres tú"
2002 "Europe's Living a Celebration"
08 1982 Germany

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rundfunkanstalten Deutschland (ARD)

Nicole "Ein bißchen Frieden"
09 2006 Finland Yleisradio (YLE) Lordi "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
10 2001 France France Télévisions Natasha St-Pier "Je n'ai que mon âme"
11 2008 Russia All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) Dima Bilan "Believe"
2006 Channel One Russia (C1R) "Never Let You Go"
12 1985 Norway Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK) Bobbysocks! "La det swinge"
13 2012 Sweden Sveriges Television (SVT) Loreen "Euphoria"
14 1980 Ireland Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) Johnny Logan "What's Another Year"
1992 "Why Me?"
1987 "Hold Me Now"
15 2014 Austria Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) Conchita Wurst "Rise Like A Phoenix"
- 2015 United Kingdom British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Electro Velvet "Still in Love with You"
Recap performances (recorded)
- 1975 Netherlands Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS) Teach-In "Ding-a-dong"
- 1974 United Kingdom British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Olivia Newton-John "Long Live Love"
- 1988 Switzerland SSR SRG Céline Dion "Ne partez pas sans moi":
- 2011 Ireland Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) Jedward "Lipstick"
- 1974 Sweden Sveriges Television (SVT) ABBA "Waterloo"
- 2007 Russia Channel One Russia (C1R) Serebro "Song #1"
- 1978 Israel Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) Izhar Cohen & the Alphabeta "A-Ba-Ni-Bi"
- 1965 United Kingdom British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Kathy Kirby "I Belong"
- 1981 Bucks Fizz "Making Your Mind Up"
- 1993 Sonia "Better the Devil You Know"
- 1998 Imaani

"Where Are You?"

- 1977 Lynsey de Paul & Mike Moran "Rock Bottom"
- 1992 Michael Ball "One Step Out of Time"
- 1968 Cliff Richard "Congratulations"
- 1967 Sandie Shaw "Puppet on a String"
- 1970 Ireland Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) Dana "All Kinds of Everything"

BroadcastEdit

Country Channel Commentator Date of broadcast
Ireland RTÉ2 no commentary April 3, 2015
United Kingdom BBC One
Belgium (Dutch) één Peter Van de Veire April 4, 2015
Iceland RÚV no commentary
Norway NRK1 no commentary
Finland (Swedish) Yle Fem Sarah Dawn Finer, Christer Björkman
Sweden SVT1, SVT World Sarah Dawn Finer, Christer Björkman
Albania RTSH no commentary April 5, 2015
Russia Channel One Yury Aksyuta and Svetlana Zeynalova
San Marino SMRTV no commentary
Finland (Finnish) YLE TV2 no commentary April 11, 2015
Israel Channel 1 no commentary
Bulgaria BNT1 no commentary April 13, 2015
BNT2 April 19, 2015
Latvia LTV1 Aigars Rozenbergs April 25, 2015
Portugal RTP1 Júlio Isidro April 26, 2015
Slovenia TV SLO 1 no commentary May 2, 2015
United Kingdom BBC Radio 2 Graham Norton May 4, 2015
Belgium (French) La Une Jean-Louis Lahaye, Maureen Louys May 12, 2015
Denmark DR1 Ole Tøpholm May 16, 2015
Germany NDR, MDR Peter Urban
Greece NERIT1, N HD Greek subtitles
Romania TVR1, TVR HD no commentary
Austria ORF eins Andi Knoll May 17, 2015
Switzerland SRF zwei (part one) Sven Epiney May 19, 2015
France France 2 Natasha St-Pier May 20, 2015
Switzerland SRF zwei (part two) Sven Epiney May 21, 2015
Australia SBS One no commentary
Estonia ETV no commentary May 22, 2015
Germany EinsFestival Peter Urban
Spain La 1 José María Íñigo and Julia Varela May 23, 2015
Serbia RTS no commentary April 23, 2016
Armenia ARMTV declined broadcasting
Czech Republic ČT
Luxembourg RTL
Macedonia MRT
Netherlands AVROTROS
Ukraine NTU

Broadcasting unknown:Edit

The following list of countries, who are members of the EBU have not announced their plans on whether to broadcast the show.

Country EBU member station
Algeria Etablissement public de Télévision Algérienne (EPTV), Enterprise nationale de radiodiffusion (EPRS), Télédiffusion d'Algérie (TDA)
Andorra Radio and Television of Andorra (RTVA)
Azerbaijan İctimai Television (İTV)
Belarus Belarusian Radio and Television Company (BTRC)
Bosnia & Herzegovina Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT)
Croatia Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT)
Cyprus Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC)
Egypt Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU)
Georgia Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB)
Hungary Médiaszolgáltatás-támogató és Vagyonkezelő Alap (MTVA), Magyar Rádió (MR), Magyar Televízió (MTV), Duna TV
Italy Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI)
Jordan Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTV)
Lebanon Télé Liban
Libya Libya National Channel (LNC)
Lithuania Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT)
Malta Public Broadcasting Services (PBS)
Moldova TeleRadio-Moldova (TRM)
Monaco TMC Monte-Carlo, Groupement de Radiodiffuseurs Monégasques (GRM)
Montenegro Radio televizija Crne Gore (RTCG)
Morocco Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT)
Poland Telewizja Polska (TVP)
Slovakia Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS)
Tunisia Radiodifussion-Télévision Tunisienne (RTTT)
Turkey Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT)
Vatican City Radio Vaticana (RV)

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