The BBC has confirmed another four acts who will take part in Eurovision’s Greatest Hits, a special concert to mark the Eurovision Song Contest‘s diamond jubilee.
Ireland representative Johnny Logan, best known as ‘Mr Eurovision’ and the only performer to have won the contest three times – twice as a performer (1980 and 1987) and once as a songwriter in 1992 – will be performing a medley of his winning songs “What’s Another Year” from 1980 and “Hold Me Now” from 1987.
Also confirmed is Rosa López who finished in seventh position in 2002. She will pay homage to some of Spain’s most successful Eurovision hits, including her own entry “Europe’s Living A Celebration”. Following the contest, Rosa released a self-titled album which went to number one and also gained a 5x Platinum status in Spain, selling over 500,000 units.
The penultimate confirmed act is Anne-Marie David who won the competition for Luxembourg in 1973 and will once again sing her winning song “Tu Te Reconnaitras.” Following the contest, Anne-Marie performed the in 8 languages – the English version “Wonderful Dream” reached Number 13 in the UK charts and the original reached the top 10 in other countries.
The final former contestants confirmed today that will take to the stage once more in London are The Olsen Brothers. The Danish duo finished 1st in 2000 and will sing their winning entry “Fly on the Wings of Love.”
They will be joining earlier confirmed acts: reining champion Conchita Wurst with Austria’s winning song “Rise Like a Phoenix,” Swedish pop Group Herreys, who won in 1984 with “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley”, Natasha St-Pier, who represented France in 2001 with “Je n’ai que mon âme”, Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest who came first in 2013 with “Only Teardrops.” Lordi from Finland, who made history in 2006 by becoming the first, and to date, the only hard rock act to win the contest with the song “Hard Rock Hallelujah” and 1982 winner Nicole from Germany with “Ein Bißchen Frieden” (A Little Peace).
Tickets to attend Eurovision’s Greatest Hits, taking place at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, will be available to purchase at 10.15am (GMT) / 11.15am (CET) on Friday 6 February 2015 from bbc.co.uk/eurovision (UK bookings) and Eurovision.tv (international bookings).
Graham Norton and Petra Mede will preside over the concert that will be broadcast on BBC One and throughout Europe this Easter.