Eurovision Song Contest 2015

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Eurovision Song Contest 2015 logo.svg
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 19 May 2015
Semi-final 2 date 21 May 2015
Final date 23 May 2015
Host
Venue TBA, Austria[1]
Executive producer Edgar Böhm
Host broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
Participants
Number of entries 22 (to date)
Returning countries  Cyprus
Eurovision Song Contest
◄2014 Wiki Eurovision Heart (Infobox).svg 2016►

The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will take place in Austria, following Conchita Wurst's victory in the 2014 contest in Copenhagen, with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix". During the winner's press conference, an Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) representative stated that the host city could be Vienna, although official confirmation on the host city and venue have yet to be announced, with Graz and Innsbruck being the other two contenders for hosting the contest.[1][2] It was announced during the meeting of the Head of Delegations in 2014 that the dates for the two semi-finals are 12 May and 14 May 2015, with the final planned for the evening of 16 May 2015.[3][4][5] Those dates were then changed. The semi-finals will be held on 19 and 21 May 2015 and the final on 23 May.[6] This will be the second time Austria is hosting the contest, the first time being in 1967. During a follow-up meeting between the host broadcaster ORF and the EBU, the representatives of the core organising team were selected. Edgar Böhm, who is the Head of Entertainment at ORF, was announced as being the executive producer.[7]

So far, twenty-two countries have confirmed their participation on the contest, with Cyprus returning after a one-year break.[8]

Location[edit]

For more details on the host country, see Austria.

Bidding phase[edit]

After Austria's victory in the 2014 Contest, their delegation revealed the possibility of hosting the contest either in the capital city, Vienna, or in Salzburg.[1] Vienna, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, Lower Austria, Graz, Upper Austria, Burgenland, and Vorarlberg were all reportedly interested in hosting the contest while Salzburg pulled out of the bidding phase as the city was not able to meet the cost of the venue and promotion.[9]

Vienna, the capital city and the considered front-runner in the race, has two venues in the phase: the Wiener Stadthalle which hosts the annual Erste Bank Open tennis tournament, along with many concerts and events throughout the year, and the trade fair centre, Messe Wien. These venues have capacities of up to 16,000 and 30,000 respectively. Also in the race are Stadthalle Graz and Schwarzl Freizeit Zentrum, both located in the second largest city of Austria, Graz. With a maximum capacity of 30,000, the Wörthersee Stadion, located in Klagenfurt, also joined the race of hosting the contest. However, the stadium would require the construction of a roof for the contest to be hosted there. Innsbruck also joined the race with Olympiahalle, the venue which hosted ice hockey and figure skating at the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics. A fifth city, Linz, joined the race for hosting the contest with Brucknerhaus, although the venue is not big enough for the contest. Being geographically close to Linz, Wels showed desire to host the event as well.[10] Oberwart, with the Exhibition hall and Vorarlberg, with the Vorarlberger Landestheater were the latest cities to declare an interest.

On the 29 May 2014, host broadcaster for the 2015 contest ORF and the EBU released some requirements and details about the venue.[11][12] ORF requested interested parties to respond until 13 June 2014.[13] They stated that the venue needs to be available for at least 6 to 7 weeks before the contest and one week after the conclusion of the contest. The chosen venue must not be open-air, but an air-conditioned building with a capacity of at least 10,000 and a minimum ceiling height of 15 meters, that is insulated for sound and light. The Green Room should be located in the arena or as near it as possible, with a capacity of 300. An additional room that is at least 6,000 m2 that will house 2 catering stands, a viewing room, make-up rooms, wardrobe, and booths for approximately 50 commentators. Separate offices that must be open between the 11 and 24 May 2015, that are at least 4,000 m2 in space to house the press centre, with a capacity for at least 1,500 journalists.[11]

After the deadline ended on 13 June 2014 ORF announced 12 venues interested in hosting the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest:[14] ORF announced on 21 June 2014, that 3 cities (Vienna, Innsbruck, and Graz) have been short-listed in the final stage of the bidding process. The chosen city will be announced before August 2014.[15][16][17]

Locations of the candidate cities. The chosen location, will be marked in red. The cities marked in orange have been short-listed in the final bidding stage.
City[14] Venue[14] Notes[14]
Candidate cities[15][16]
Graz Stadthalle Graz Hosted the 2010 European Men's Handball Championship.
Innsbruck Olympiaworld Hosted the figure skating and ice hockey events at both the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games.
Vienna Wiener Stadthalle, Hall D Hosts the annual Erste Bank Open tennis tournament and many events along the year.
Backup venues[note 1]
Vienna Heldenplatz
New All-round Concert Hall in Neu Marx [18]
Marx hall
Trabrennbahn Krieau
Failed bids[15][16]
Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion Served as host for some matches of UEFA Euro 2008.
Oberwart Messezentum
Vienna Schönbrunn Palace
Vienna International Airport, Parking C[18]
Wels Messehalle

Format[edit]

The format of the 60th contest has not yet been confirmed. However, Jon Ola Sand has said that it will be something that will properly pay tribute to the anniversary of the contest.[19] On 10 July, the EBU announced that the deadline for countries to confirm their participation will change from mid-December to mid-October. The EBU and ORF decided to change the deadline due to the anniversary.[20]

In late 2011, it was announced by the EBU that they had begun archiving all the contests since 1956 with the results expected before the 2015 Contest.[21] It was later reported that the archive is ready and will be released on the 60th anniversary. The content will be available to journalists in broadcast-ready formats. Additionally, "selected content" of the archive will be accessible to the public through the official Eurovision website.[22]

Host[edit]

Conchita Wurst stated in an interview after winning the contest that she would like to host the Eurovision in 2015 if asked.[23] Andi Knoll, the Song Contest commentator for the Austrian broadcaster ORF, said in an interview with the Kurier that he is interested in hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.[24]

Confirmed participants[edit]

The following is a list of countries whose broadcasters have indicated their intention to participate in the 2015 Contest. The EBU has yet to release a full list of confirmed participants.

Semi-finalists[edit]

Country Language Artist Song English translation
 Armenia[25]
 Belarus[26]
 Belgium[27]
 Cyprus[8] TBD January 2015[28] TBD January 2015[28]
 Denmark[29] TBD 7 February 2015[30] TBD 7 February 2015[30]
 Estonia[31]
 Finland[32][33][34]
 Greece[35]
 Hungary[25]
 Iceland[36]
 Ireland[37][38]
 Lithuania[39]
 Macedonia[40][41] TBD 13 November 2014[40] TBD 13 November 2014[40]
 Malta[42] TBD 22 November 2014[43] TBD 22 November 2014[43]
 Netherlands[44]
 Norway[45]
 Russia[46][47]
 Sweden[48]
  Switzerland[49] TBD 31 January 2015[50] TBD 31 January 2015[50]

Finalists[edit]

Country Language Artist Song English translation
 Austria (host)[51]
 Germany[52][53]
 United Kingdom[25]

Other countries[edit]

For a country to be eligible for potential participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, it needs to be an active member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).[54] The EBU have issued an invitation of participation for the 2015 Contest to all 56 active members.[54] So far twenty-two countries have confirmed their participation. Whilst a decision from the remaining invited EBU Active Members has yet to be announced, the following list of countries have announced their decisions.

Active EBU Members[edit]

  •  Andorra – The Andorran broadcaster Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra (RTVA) has confirmed that Andorra will not return to the contest in 2015.[55]
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina – It was previously reported that Bosnia and Herzegovina's possible return in the 2015 contest may be in doubt due to the ongoing financial crisis and the 2014 Southeast Europe floods.[56] However, these rumours were later denied by the Bosnian broadcaster BHRT stating that since the FIFA World Cup 2014 is over they will begin focusing on the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.[57]
  •  Bulgaria – Despite withdrawing from the contest in 2014 due to financial difficulties, the production director at BNT Stanislav Terziev, has stated that the country is currently seeking sponsors to help fund a Bulgarian entry and hope to return to the contest in Austria in 2015.[58][59]
  •  Georgia – Since Georgia's jury votes in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 were declared invalid, Georgia may be disqualified from the Song Contest for the following three years by the EBU.[60]
  •  Israel – According to local sources, the Israeli government is planning to shut down the IBA channel in March 2015 and therefore they're likely to withdraw from the 2015 edition.[61][62] Şalom, a Jewish newspaper from Turkey announced that Yaakov Neve, who is a member of the Israeli Eurovision delegation, said that Israel will withdraw from the 2015 edition due to the failure to qualify for the finals since 2010.[63]
  •  Italy – Although it has yet to confirm its official participation in the 2015 contest,[64] the official RAI Eurovision Song Contest Italy page on Facebook reported: "Si va a Vienna 2015!" (Let's go to Vienna 2015!)".[65]
  •  Monaco - Despite rumours of their possible return in 2015, the Monegasque national broadcaster Télé Monte Carlo (TMC) has confirmed that Monaco will not be returning to the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.[66]
  •  Montenegro – On 21 July 2014 the Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG revealed that they will most likely compete in the 2015 contest in Austria.[67]
  •  Poland – On 24 July 2014, Wiwibloggs.com reported that a source close to them has revealed that Poland will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. However, there has been no confirmation from the Polish broadcaster TVP.[68]
  •  Serbia – In a press conference on 7 April 2014, head of press at RTS, Duška Vučinić, stated that RTS hope to send a representative in 2015 and continue Serbia's participation in the contest.[69]
  •  Slovakia – A representative of the broadcaster channel Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) stated that Slovakia will not participate in the 2015 contest due to a lack of sponsorship.[70][71]
  •  Spain – Although there were reports of Spain's participation being in doubt, the Spanish broadcaster RTVE composed a tweet stating that the dates for Eurovision 2015 were finalised and that everyone should mark the dates in their diaries, therefore it is believed that Spain will be present in Austria.[72]
  •  Turkey – Though TRT announced that Turkey would not be participating in the 2014 Contest for the second year in-a-row, it was later reported that a return in the 2015 Contest is possible.[73] In February 2014, the Eurovision event supervisor Sietse Bakker tweeted about the possibility of the country's return.[74] Despite the rumours of the country's return, Volkan Bozkır, a member of Turkish parliament from the conservative government party AKP, reported during a press conference that Turkey will no longer participate in the contest.[75] According to the EBU and a German news site, state broadcaster TRT has not confirmed their non-participation in Austria.[76]

Require active EBU membership[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ These venues are being considered as backup options.
References
  1. ^ a b c Russell, Peter (11 May 2014). "Eurovision 2015: Preliminary dates and speculation". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Brey, Marco (11 May 2014). "Conchita Wurst: "Participating in Eurovision felt like coming home"". eurovision.tv. EBU. Retrieved 11 May 2014. "An ORF representative stated: "We are very proud to host the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna next year. We have waited for 48 years to host the contest again after our only victory in 1966." 
  3. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (17 March 2014). "Eurovision 2015: Preliminary dates announced". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Van Eersel, Dennis (17 March 2014). "Eurovision 2015 on 12th, 14th and 16th of May". escdaily.com. ESCDaily. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Siim, Jarmo (17 March 2014). "Entries submitted for Eurovision 2014". eurovision.tv. EBU. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  6. ^ http://esctoday.com/85762/eurovision-2015-dates-confirmed-announced/
  7. ^ Brey, Marco (27 May 2014). "ORF names Core Team for 2015 Eurovision Song Contest". eurovision.tv. EBU. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Storvik-Green, Simon (14 July 2014). "Cyprus to make Eurovision comeback in 2015". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Granger, Anthony (12 May 2014). "Austria: Competition To Host Begins". eurovoix.com. ORF. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Hutter, Andreas (28 May 2014). "Wels ist bereit für den Song Contest" [Wels is ready for the Song Contest]. volksblatt.at (in German). Neues Volksblatt. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Xifaras, Billy (29 May 2014). "ORF releases new dates and venue requirements". wiwibloggs.com. Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Anforderungsprofil an die Austragungsstätte des Eurovision Song Contest 2015" [Requirements to the venue of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015]. kundendienst.orf.at (in German). ORF. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Betrifft: European Song Contest 2015" [Subject: Eurovision Song Contest 2015]. kundendienst.orf.at (in German). ORF. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c d Granger, Anthony (15 June 2014). "ESC’15: 12 Venues In The Running To Host". eurovoix.com. ORF. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c Jiandani, Sanjay (21 June 2014). "Eurovision 2015: Vienna, Innsbruck or Graz?". esctoday.com. ORF. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  16. ^ a b c Siim, Jarmo (21 June 2014). "Eurovision 2015: We go to Vienna, Graz or Innsbruck". eurovision.tv. EBU. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  17. ^ Heinrich, Bernd; Piebel, Johannes Peter (22 June 2014). "Wien, Graz oder Innsbruck!" [Vienna, Graz or Innsbruck]. eurovision-austria.com (in German). Eurovision-Austria. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Polit-Krimi um den Song Contest". oe24.at (in German). Österreich. 02 July 2014. 
  19. ^ Borg, Luje (9 December 2013). "EBU: A pan-European survey". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  20. ^ Mikeagell98 (10 July 2014). "EBU and ORF change deadline". Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  21. ^ Siim, Jarmo (8 October 2013). "EBU starts Eurovision archive project". eurovision.tv. EBU. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  22. ^ N., Danny (4 June 2013). "General: Archive to be opened in time for 60th Anniversary". escxtra.com. escXtra. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  23. ^ Russell, Peter (18 January 2013). "Eurovision Eurovision 2015: Preliminary dates and speculation". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  24. ^ "Andi Knoll würde "den Schas" gern moderieren" [Andi Knoll would like to moderate "the Shas"] (in german). kurier.at. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  25. ^ a b c van Lith, Nick (20 May 2014). "General: Responses from broadcasters regarding participation". escxtra.com. escXtra. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  26. ^ "Беларусь вопреки слухам примет участие в конкурсе "Евровидение-2015"" [Contrary to rumors of Belarus will take part in "Eurovision-2015"]. mapmusic.ru (in Russian). Map Music. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  27. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (3 June 2014). "Belgium: RTBF confirms participation in Eurovision 2015". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  28. ^ a b Jiandani, Sanjay. "Cyprus: Eurovision 2015 National selection format" (14 July 2014). esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  29. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (22 May 2014). "Denmark: DR confirms participation in Eurovision 2015". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  30. ^ a b Storvik-Green, Simon (4 July 2014). "Danish final to be held in Aalborg on 7th February". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  31. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (26 May 2014). "Estonia: ERR confirms participation in Eurovision 2015". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  32. ^ Kemppi, Emilia (11 May 2014). "Suomi yhdestoista Euroviisuissa" [Finland eleventh Eurovision Song Contest]. yle.fi (in Finnish). YLE. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  33. ^ Vivas, Gabriel (9 May 2014). "Eurovision 2014: 2nd Semi-final press conference re-cap". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  34. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (26 May 2014). "Finland: YLE confirms participation in Eurovision 2015". Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  35. ^ Mikeagell98 (24 July 2014). "Greece: NERIT confirms participation in Eurovision 2015". ESCToday. esctoday.com. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  36. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (21 May 2014). "Iceland: RUV confirms participation in Eurovision 2015". ESCToday. esctoday.com. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  37. ^ McGreevy, Ronan (10 May 2014). "RTÉ to introduce new way of choosing Eurovision entry". irishtimes.com. Irish Times. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  38. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (20 May 2014). "Ireland: RTE confirms participation in 2015!". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  39. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (4 June 2014). "Lithuania: LRT confirms intention to participate in Eurovision 2015". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  40. ^ a b c Granger, Anthony (15 July 2014). "FYR Macedonia: 2015 Participation Is Confirmed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  41. ^ Tarbuck, Sean (15 July 2014). "(FYR) Macedonia will take part in 2015". escunited.com. ESC United. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  42. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (11 July 2014). "Malta: PBS confirms participation in Eurovision 2015!". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  43. ^ a b "L-edizzjoni tal-Malta Eurovision Song Contest għal Novembru". tvm.com.mt (in Maltese). TVM. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  44. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (3 June 2014). "The Netherlands: AvroTros confirms participation in Eurovision 2015". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  45. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (21 May 2014). "Norway: NRK confirms its participation in Eurovision 2015". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  46. ^ ""Евровидение" в 2015 году будет проходить в Вене с 12 по 16 мая" ["Eurovision" in 2015 will be held in Vienna from 12 to 16 May]. 1tv.ru (in Russian). LTV. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  47. ^ Granger, Anthony (10 June 2014). "Russia: Eurovision 2015 Participation Confirmed". eurovoix.com. 1tv.ru. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  48. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (20 May 2014). "Sweden: SVT confirms participation in Eurovision 2015". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  49. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (19 May 2014). "Switzerland: SRF confirms participation in Eurovision 2015". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  50. ^ a b Mikeagell98 (18 July 2014). "Switzerland decides on 31st January 2015". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  51. ^ Siim, Jarmo (20 May 2014). "EBU & ORF kick-off Eurovision 2015 preparations". eurovision.tv. EBU. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  52. ^ van Lith, Nick (23 May 2014). "Another three confirmations for 2015". escxtra.com. escXtra. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  53. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (23 May 2014). "Germany: NDR confirms participation in 2015". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  54. ^ a b "Which countries? FAQs". eurovision.tv. EBU. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  55. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (17 June 2014). "Andorra: RTVA will not return to Eurovision in 2015". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  56. ^ Thorne, Liam (10 July 2014). "BHRT FUNDING CRISIS: BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA TO STAY AWAY?". wiwibloggs.com. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  57. ^ Tarbuck, Sean (2 July 2014). "Bosnia & Herzegovina: Participation still open". Escunited.com. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  58. ^ "Bulgarien: Augen auf 2015 gerichtet" [Bulgaria: Eyes on 2015] (in German). 4 December 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  59. ^ Green, Alexander (1 December 2013). "Talk Show Panelists: Why Bulgaria Dropped out of Eurovision 2014". wiwibloggs.com. Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  60. ^ Points, Douze (12 May 2014). "EBU annulliert georgische Jurywertung wegen Betrugsverdacht" [EBU cancelled Georgian jury vote for suspected fraud] (in German). Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  61. ^ a b Akhasvil, Sopon (3 June 2014). "With the IBA in peril, Israel may withdraw in 2015". Wiwibloggs.com. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  62. ^ EBU (5 May 2014). "EBU insists Israeli lawmakers protect public broadcasting as they dismantle IBA". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  63. ^ "İsrail Eurovision’dan çekilmeyi düşünüyor" [Israel is considering to withdraw from Eurovision]. salom.com.tr (in Turkish). Şalom. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  64. ^ Scarpone, Cristian (21 May 2014). "Eurovision Song Contest 2015, i partecipanti a quota 11" [Eurovision Song Contest 2015, with 11 participants] (in Italian). Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  65. ^ "Italy: Let's go to Vienna 2015!". Facebook. Eurovision Song Contest Italia (RAI). 10 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  66. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (20 June 2014). "Monaco: TMC will not be returning in Eurovision 2015". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  67. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (21 July 2014). "Montenegro: RTCG will most likely participate in Eurovision 2015". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  68. ^ "POLAND WILL CONFIRM PARTICIPATION FOR 2015". wiwiblogs.com. Wiwiblogs. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  69. ^ Granger, Anthony (8 April 2014). "Serbia: All 3 Shows To Be Broadcast". eurovoix.com. RTS. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  70. ^ Unknown (26 May 2014). "Slovakia will not return in 2015". eurovision-news.gr. Eurovision News. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  71. ^ Granger, Anthony (26 May 2014). "Slovakia: No Return In 2015". eurovoix.com. Eurovision News. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  72. ^ Nowacki, Callum (24 July 2014). "Spain: Participation Confirmed?". esctalk.weebly.com. Eurovision Talk. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  73. ^ Hulluna (9 November 2013). "Will Turkey Return in 2015?". eurovisiontimes.com. Eurovision Times. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  74. ^ Hulluna (14 February 2014). "Eurovision 2015: Turkey to Return?". eurovisiontimes.com. Eurovision Times. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  75. ^ Granger, Anthony (14 May 2014). "Turkey: "Will No Longer Participate" In Eurovision". eurovoix.com. Der Tagesspiel. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  76. ^ Unknown (15 May 2014). "Und die Türkei?" [And Turkey?]. eurovision.de (in German). Eurovision (Germany). Retrieved 15 May 2014. 

External links[edit]