The first of which is Loreen, who won the contest for Sweden in 2012 with a total of 372 points. Loreen will be performing her song “Euphoria” which went on to reach No. 1 in the charts across Europe. Also confirmed is the UK’s winning entry from 1976, Brotherhood Of Man, who will perform their famous song “Save Your Kisses For Me”. Following the Eurovision Song Contest, the song became a major hit around the world, selling six million copies and made No.1 in many countries returning the group to the US Charts.
The penultimate act confirmed is Dima Bilan who has represented Russia twice in the competition. In 2006, Dima performed “Never Let You Go”, finishing second to Lordi, and won the contest in 2008 in Belgrade with the song “Believe”. Dima will perform a medley of both songs at the London concert. The final confirmed act is Dana International, who represented Israel in the 1998 contest, and will take to the stage to perform “Diva” once again. Following the contest, Dana International released the winning song as a single in Europe and it became a hit, reaching number 11 in the UK charts and the top ten in Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands.
The full line-up is as follows: Austria’s Conchita Wurst with “Rise Like a Phoenix”, Sweden’s Herreys, with “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley”, France’s Natasha St-Pier with “Je n’ai que mon âme”, Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest with “Only Teardrops”, Finland’s Lordi with “Hard Rock Hallelujah”, Germany’s Nicole with “Ein Bißchen Frieden”, Ireland’s Johnny Logan with a medley of “What’s Another Year” and “Hold Me Now”, Spain’s Rosa López with a medley of Spanish songs including “Europe’s Living a Celebration”, Luxembourg’s Anne-Marie David with “Tu Te Reconnaitras”, Denmark’s The Olsen Brothers with “Fly on the Wings of Love”, Sweden’s Loreen with “Euphoria”, The UK’s Brotherhood Of Man with “Save Your Kisses For Me”, Russia’s Dima Bilan with a medley of “Never Let You Go” and “Believe” and Israel’s Dana International with “Diva”.
There will also be a very special guest performance on the night which will be announced in due course.
Tickets to attend Eurovision’s Greatest Hits, taking place at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on March 31st, are available to purchase from 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.