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.

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Darren
Darren
5 years ago

Although I think London and the BBC would host an amazing show for the 60th anniversary , I still think Ireland (most successful country over the 60 years) or Switzerland (first ever host country) should have been awarded the event

Maya G
Maya G
5 years ago

I’m counting on the BBC to do a great job. Graham Norton would be a great host, but I do hope they pick someone better than Petra to co-host, the lady has the charisma and presence of iPhone’s Siri.
Anke Engelke was superb and I can’t think of anyone better to host this than her.

LucyEAPercy
5 years ago

Eurgh, Dhani, you aren’t British, and I shall assume you’ve never been to Britain, because you know nothing about what we think about Eurovision. Again, consider that wiwibloggs is based in London. SO we don’t hate it. And just because one dickhead who used to commentate is still bitter about it, doesn’t mean the entire UK hates it…considering Terry Wogan is Irish ANYWAY, it means nothing that he hates on Eurovision all the time. The BBC would do a great job of hosting anything Eurovision, especially an important show like that…and if we won the contest and hosted it, it… Read more »

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

As a British citizen, I think that is great!
@a. I agree with you.
@D Yeah 60 years seems weird but I don’t think when the BRITISH queen got her diamond jubilee (60 years) that needed to be questioned. So yeah, we British do celebrate 60 years. Deal with it.
@Dhani You’re kind of right but you would be surprised how we actually do view Eurovision (or at least where I live). We see as a good time to have fun. So got a problem with it, deal with it.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
5 years ago

I knew that it would be between London and Hamburg to host the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest. I wonder if Graham Norton and Petra Mede are still hosting the 60th anniversary.

By the way, if NDR was to host, Anke, Petra and Stefan Raab would’ve been great.

Dhani
5 years ago

a. of course the british eurovision fans care. All eurovision fans care about eurovision. But the british normal public people doesn’t care and they think its trash. THey care less than the people from many other countries

Mario Vision Of Gay Love
Mario Vision Of Gay Love
5 years ago

LONDON = The ideal perfect place to host the Diamond Jubilee 4 the 60 years of our beloved Vision..
It is the most popular busy town of whole Europe..
Paris might be technically & traditionally the heart <3 of Europa but the French are not active at all about the contest anymore 4 ages now {plus they are not in the best possible mood to host a show like that with the recent deadly terror attacks there..} so it is 4 the better that UK will have the great honour of hosting this special celebration anniversary party…

a.
a.
5 years ago

because UK actually HAS the money. Or should I say: their debt is not as big as i.e Italy’s.
P.S: you think people from UK don’t care about the contest? That’s interesting, tell me then why are there so many Brits in the audience every year? Everytime UK gets points (well that doesn’t happen a lot, does it) the arena gets wild. So, uh, yeah, they do care a wee tiny bit.

Dhani
5 years ago

why does it have to be in UK?? why not another big 5 country?? UK doesn’t even take the contest seriously and the british people thinks that its trash so why not let someone who does take it seriously host it i don’t understand nothing.

Deniz@TurkNL
5 years ago

Actually a lot of people celebrate 60 year anniversaries.

D
D
5 years ago

Honestly what’s the point of this…? Are they just gonna have an anniversary show every 10 years? I can understand a 50 year anniversary because that’s huge, but who celebrates 60 year anniversaries?

Hollandique
5 years ago

Yes! Finally back in the UK!