ORF has revealed how it will open the grand final of the 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest on May 23. Classical music will meet pop in Vienna — the home of Mozart and Conchita Wurst!
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (yep, the one you watch on January 1 every year), the Vienna Boy’s Choir, the Superar Choir, Lidia Baich, Conchita Wurst, Left Boy and the ORF Radio-Symphonic Orchestra (RSO) will all welcome us at the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Talk about packin’ ’em in! The goal is to show Europe a confluence of sounds and the breadth of the Austrian music scene. Children will sing along with famous artists, musicians will play music accompanied by dance groups.
The show will begin with a video featuring the Vienna Philharmonic playing music in places all around Austria, until they finally reach Vienna. Then violinist Lidia Baich will perform Udo Jürgens’ “Merci Chérie”. Immediately afterwards, Conchita Wurst, accompanied by the Vienna’s Boys Choir and rapper Left Boy, will perform the official “Building Bridges” anthem. In the end, the ORF Radio-Symphonic orchestra will play classical music with guidance from Peter Pejtsik. Overall, more than 200 artists will participate.
Are you looking forward to this jam-packed opening?