Eurovision Song Contest

The BBC has confirmed a further three acts who will take part in Eurovision’s Greatest Hits, a special concert to mark the Eurovision Song Contest‘s diamond jubilee.

Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest who came first in 2013’s contest will be performing her winning song “Only Teardrops.” Upon victory, Emmelie became the third contestant from Denmark to win the competition. Also confirmed is Lordi from Finland, who made history in 2006 by becoming the first, and to date, the only hard rock act to win the contest. Lordi will once again take to the stage to perform their winning song “Hard Rock Hallelujah”.

The final act confirmed today is 1982 winner Nicole from Germany. Nicole was just 17 years old when she led her country to victory in Harrogate, Yorkshire and she will once again perform her song “Ein Bißchen Frieden” (A Little Peace). After the contest, the English language version of the song went on to become the 500th UK Singles Chart number one.

They will be joining earlier confirmed acts: reining champion Conchita Wurst with Austria’s winning song “Rise Like a Phoenix,” Swedish pop Group Herreys, who won in 1984 with the song “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and Natasha St-Pier, who represented France in the 2001 contest and will sing “Je n’ai que mon âme.”

Tickets to attend Eurovision’s Greatest Hits, taking place at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, will be available to purchase at 10.15am (GMT) / 11.15am (CET) on Friday 6 February 2015 from bbc.co.uk/eurovision (UK bookings) and Eurovision.tv (international bookings).

Graham Norton and Petra Mede will preside over the concert that will be broadcast on BBC One and throughout Europe this Easter.

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