Conchita Wurst is your favourite to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. Last August we named our Top 10 potential Eurovision hosts for the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest next year in Austria, and asked you guys to vote for who has the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to do the best job. We received more than 3,000 votes, and you guys have decided decisively in favour of Miss Conchita Wurst, awarding her more than 50% of all votes. We totally approve.
The best of the rest:
Conchita won by a significant margin with almost 1,200 votes between her and runner up runner-up is Andi Knoll.
The 42-year old ORF commentator earned 378 votes in our poll.
Besides being the Austrian commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest since the 1999 edition in Jerusalem, he is also a presenter and hosted the 2002 Austrian national final!
In 3rd place, and only 33 votes behind Andi, is Kati Bellowitsch.
The official Austrian spokesperson since 2011, Bellowitsch has built up a strong following among Eurovision fans and this year sported a beard during the voting in support of winner Conchita Wurst.
The only other candidate of significant note is experienced TV host Mirjam Weichselbraun with 309 votes.
Though she trailed the Top 3 by 36 votes, she’s significantly ahead of the other members of the Top 10, none of whom could muster even 100 votes.
Weichselbraun is one of the most experienced potential hosts in the field, with previous credits including Life Ball, Romy Awards, Wiener Opernball and Dancing Stars. We bet she won’t be wooden on stage though: homegirl has appeared on stage and screen. We’ve got Petra Mede feels, y’all.
Doris Golpashin, Alfons Haider, Robert Kratky, Andreas Gabalier, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer may have fans but they aren’t in the same league as the Top 4. They earned between 1% to 3% of the vote.
Full Poll Results:
Conchita Wurst 1559 52%
Andi Knoll 378 13%
Kati Bellowitsch 345 12%
Mirjam Weichselbraun 309 10%
Arabella Kiesbauer 91 3%
Alice Tumler 60 2%
Andreas Gabalier 55 2%
Robert Kratky 55 2%
Alfons Haider 45 2%
Doris Golpashin 35 1%
Does Austria have some more talent?
When you look closely at the results you’ll see that they don’t add up to 100%. That’s because our readerss suggested a huge range of ideas for hosts and co-hosts in addition to those we listed in our poll. Christoph Waltz, Natalia Kelly, Stermann & Grissemann, Nadine Beiler and Arnold Schwarzenegger were all frequently named as Austrians our readers would like to see host Europe’s favourite TV show.
One of you wished for Falco, an Austrian singer from the previous century. Sadly we have to tell this person Falco died back in 1998.
Would y’all love Conchita to host or do you want some professional TV-hosting talent on stage in Vienna? Comment below!