Oma Ella’s real name is Eleonora Kastner. She was born in 1910 in Germany. Her passion to music transformed into love to the Eurovision Song Contest. In 50's, Oma Ella started to listen to the Eurovision songs on the radio, then she got her first TV and could watch her favourite music show in picture.
In 2011, the dream of the grandmother Ella came true – her grandson took her to the Live show in Düsseldorf. "Of course, I was absolutely fascinated by the atmosphere. The German fan club OGAE even gave me an Honorary Eurovision membership."
Oma Ella told us that she also went to Azerbaijan: "My biggest wish is to visit the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest every year as long as I am healthy. The most unforgettable memory was meeting Buranovskiye Babushki, the Russian participants from the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest."
- How has the Eurovision Song Contest changed?
- The Eurovision Song Contest has changed a lot. The first show I watched was in black and white. Now, it's more action on stage. I prefer to watch the show in the arena to watching it in front of TV. The atmosphere is much better."
Oma Ella said us that she supports Germany’s Elaiza this year: "The name of the lead singer is similar to mine. I like the Austrian and the Danish entries so much. But everyone deserves the trophy!"