ORF has today announced that Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer will host Eurovision 2015 in Austria!
The choice of three female hosts – dubbed “Frauenpower” – is a first for the Eurovision Song Contest. Although Petra Mede hosted solo in 2014, there’s never been a multiple all female host lineup before. Get to know them a little better below:
Born in Innsbruck in 1979, Alice Tumler is truly international: she’s the daughter of a French mother and an Austrian father with Italian-Slovene roots. At 19 she moved to London where she studied journalism, media and sociology. After theatre roles in Paris she worked for French TV channels “Voyage” and “TraceTV“. In 2010 she took part in the popular French show “Thalassa” and became pretty famous in France. Austria doesn’t like to lose talented people, so ORF decided to give her Doris Golpashin’s job as the host of the show “Die Große Chance” together with Andi Knoll when Doris got pregnant. Alice speaks four languages fluently and, in our opinion, she is the perfect host for a show like Eurovision!
Born in 1981 in Innsbruck, her first job was at the radio broadcaster “Antenne Tirol”. After serving as the “BRAVO girl” in 2000, Mirjam held a series of little jobs at “Tirol TV“, “MTV Germany” and “ZDF“. In 2005 she hosted the National Final for Austria and “Dancing stars” together with Alfons Haider. In 2006 she went to Germany to co-host the German version of “Dancing on Ice”. Later she hosted the “Life Ball“, the “Kiddy Contest” and the “Romy Awards“. Mirjam also gained popularity through the many movies she appeared in and her theatre role in “Manche mögens heiß“. From 2011 until 2013, she co-hosted the broadcast of the “Wiener Opernball” along with Alfons Haider and Arabella Kiesbauer, and the “Life Ball”. She’s hosted “Dancing Stars” for the past year. This lady has made a name for herself in a short period of time, and we think she will keep the momentum going by hosting Eurovision!
Arabella Kiesbauer meanwhile came 5th in our poll of hosts you’d like to see at Eurovision – so it seems ORF have listened to the people! From 1994-2004 she hosted her own daily talkshow and has been a frequent fixture of German and Austrian broadcasting ever since. Her biggest claim to fame since 2006 is presenting reality competition Starmania.
The faces of the hosts are announced…
Just wait and prepare for an amazing show in May!
And what about Conchita?
Do you think ORF did the right thing choosing these faces to host your favourite tv-show? Leave your comment below!
Conchita brought the Contest to Austria with her winning song ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’:
Photo Credit: EBU