Over the course of this week, we have been previewing the acts that are going to be appearing at Eurovision In Concert, either through interviews, or videos of the entries. Today we have a look at what will be happening at this keenly anticipated event, which is already sold out, and which special guests will be appearing.
Say wonderful things
Before the concert in the evening, there is a packed afternoon for the artists as they meet the press. There will be a short introductory event, at 13:30 with:
-Cornald Maas (Host of Eurovision In Concert)
-Sietse Bakker (Event Supervisor of EBU)
-Jan Lagermand Lundme (Head of Show, Danish broadcaster DR)
-Emmelie de Forest (Winner of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest)
-All 25 participating delegations
From 14:15 until 16:30 the artists will be having a series of one-to-one interview with the press, whilst also undertaking their soundchecks.
Be my guest
Eurovision In Concert will be hosted by Cornald Maas, along with Sandra Reemer. The latter represented the Netherlands in three editions of Europe's Favourite Tv Show, in 1972, 1976 and 1979, achieving a highly respectable fourth place in the 1972 edition (in a duet with Andres) with the song Als Het Om De Liefde Gaat.
Reuniting for Eurovision In Concert are the Dutch all girl group Frizzle Sizzle, who represented the Netherlands in the 1986 contest with the song Alles Heeft Ritme, which finished in 13th place in Bergen.
Plus, as mentioned above, Emmelie de Forest will also be performing at the concert.
Watch Emmelie de Forest perform Only Teardrops
Sing me a song
The 25 acts from 2014 who will perform at Eurovision In Concert
- Albania - Hersi
- Armenia - Aram MP3
- Austria - Conchita Wurst
- Azerbaijan - Dilara Kazimova
- Belarus - Teo
- Belgium - Axel Hirsoux
- Denmark - Basim
- France - Twin Twin
- F.Y.R. Macedonia - Tijana
- Georgia - The Shin and Mariko
- Greece - Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd
- Latvia - Aarzemnieki
- Lithuania - Vilija Matačiūnaitė
- Malta - Firelight
- Moldova - Cristina Scarlat
- Montenegro - Sergej Ćetković
- Netherlands - The Common Linnets
- Norway - Carl Espen
- Portugal - Suzy
- Romania - Paula Seling and Ovi
- San Marino - Valentina Monetta
- Spain - Ruth Lorenzo
- Switzerland - Sebalter
- Ukraine - Maria Yaremchuk
- United Kingdom - Molly
Stay tuned to Eurovision.tv to watch interviews and performances from Eurovision In Concert 2014. To the 1500 or so attendees at the Melkweg venue in Amsterdam, we wish you all an enjoyable and memorable event.
The Party's Over
The Official Eurovision in Concert Afterparty will take place at Odeon; a trendy party venue located in the heart of Amsterdam's canal belt (fiveminutes by foot from Melkweg) with a capacity of 450 people. Join Us! There will be several Eurovision performances as well! Tickets cost € 10.00 and will be available at the entrance to Eurovision In Concert.
Eurovision In Concert 2015?
So before Eurovision In Concert 2014 has even taken place, the big question is will there be another event in 2015?
"I can't tell you yet whether there will be an Eurovision In Concert 2015 or not" says René Romkes "every year the team comes together after Eurovision In Concert and then we ask each other: 'are we going on with it or not?' You can imagine Eurovision In Concert takes a lot of preparation and time. We all have our full time jobs as well. You have to be a little crazy to do it I guess..and yes...the Dutch are crazy!"