The annual Head of Delegations meeting is taking place right now in Vienna, with all forty competing nations submitting their songs to the EBU at the two-day event. A number of other important pieces of information are being revealed, including the random draw to determine where Austria will sing in the Grand Final. In the last few moments, it has been revealed that they will sing 14th!
That means The MakeMakes will perform right in the middle of the 27-song final and when we’ll no doubt hear the loudest cheer of the night from all of Austria! Of course, we’re sure that Austria will also be hoping that the band don’t share the same fate as last year’s 14th participants…
Austria’s position was chosen by a random draw, with ORF’s producers deciding the running orders for all three live shows otherwise, with countries already having decided which half of their semi final they will be performing in. Details of the running orders for the semi finals will be revealed soon.
Other details that have been revealed include confirmation that Bojana Stamenov will perform “Beauty Never Lies“, the English language version of her song “Ceo svet je moj” at Eurovision. All the acts in the Grand Final will also enter the stage over a “magic bridge of light” at the start of the show, tying in with the “Building Bridges” theme that has run throughout this contest and also sounds like a similar concept to the open of the 2013 Contest.
Also confirmed was the return of the red carpet ceremony, which this year will take place on Sunday the 17th May at the Rathausplatz. We will be live on the ground in Vienna covering all the details of the ceremony, so make sure you’re following us on all of our social media outlets well in advance so you don’t miss anything!
Finally (for now), the provisional dates for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest have been announced as the 10th, 12th and 14th of May, effectively two weeks earlier than this year’s actual dates.
Do you think that the Makemakes can do a good job for Austria from 14th place? Let us know in the comments!