The London Eurovision Party has been going strong for 7 years. Now it’s going posh. The 2014 edition will take place in the swanky Café De Paris in London’s Covent Garden. The recently renovated cafe, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary, will welcome some of this year’s hottest Eurovision stars on Sunday, April 13 from 19:00.
The line-up (as of March 10)
The confirmed acts are coming thick and fast. So far organisers have revealed six of them. Armenia’s Aram MP3—who throws down a mean Emmelie de Forest cover—and Conchita Wurst—half woman, half sausage—will perform their to-be-released Eurovision entries.
Malta’s Firelight will be stopping by to perform ‘Coming Home’, while Sebalter, this year’s Swiss representative, will go all honky-tonk with ‘Hunter of Stars’. Montenegro’s Sergej Cetkovic will perform the theme song from Titanic, and self-described MILF Tijana Dapcevic will werk her tongue as she performs her English-language entry “To the Sky”. We’re exhausted just thinking about it.
ESC veteran Nicki French (United Kingdom 2000) and BBC commentator Paddy O’Connell will steer contestants on and off the stage while all y’all dance the night away in the glitzy surroundings.
UPDATE on March 25: Spain’s Ruth Lorenzo, who does not use a body double in her official music video, and Poland’s Donatan & Cleo, this year’s best satirists, will also be at the concert. This is going to be EPIC.
Doors open at 18:00, and the first act is expected to perform at 19:00.
The pre-sale tickets have almost sold out, so you need visit Ticket Web and buy yours right now.
Café De Paris is located at 3-4 Coventry Street in London’s Covent Garden. That’s post code W1V 7FL.
You can visit the London Eurovision Party web site for more information.
As ever, the team from wiwibloggs.com will be on hand to interview the stars and get some freshly squeezed Eurovision juice. In recent years Valentina Monetta has told us about her IKEA products, Niger Jamal has let us duet with her, Krista Siegfrids has schooled us on the importance of gay marriage, Cezar Ouatu has told us about his EGO, Anggun just looked hot and wiwiblogga Deban and Kaliopi hung out on a street corner in Soho. It was a new experience for both of them.
Anyway, see y’all there?