Last year we reported (via Tuner.be) that the BBC was rumoured to produce a show celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest. Now Edgar Böhm, Executive Producer of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, has told Eurosong.be that those rumours are in fact true. Here’s what he said:
“The anniversary of the song contest is covered by a BBC show, they are looking back in the history.”
The BBC have yet to comment publicly about the 60th anniversary show. Ten years ago, the EBU celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest with a show called “Congratulations” which took place in Copenhagen, the host city of last year’s contest. It was presented by Katrina Leskanich (from 1997 Eurovision winners Katrina and The Waves) and Renars Kaupers (Latvia 2000 representative and host of the 2003 contest).
Update: Eurosong.be also held an interview with the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest Jon Ola Sand. He said:
“This is not yet decided, we’re still working on something that might be a concert from London or somewhere else.”
Should the 60th anniversary show go ahead, the EBU will co-ordinate with the broadcasters between this year’s contest in Vienna and next year’s host city.