ORF announced during the official presentation of their Program Schedule, that the producers team will decide about who will host Eurovision Song Contest 2015 by the 15th December 2014. It is still unclear which formula will Austria follow and all options are possible – should it be only one host or more, should be a woman or a man etc.
It’s obvious that the chosen host(s) have to be Austrian and should speak fluently at least two foreign languages (English and French). Among the media favorites we can find many Austrian TV-personalities, as well as Conchita Wurst who would like to be the host in the Green Room, and Andi Knoll, who is the Austrian Eurovision commentator.
During the promotion of the new TV-schedule, ORF announced as well that new Austrian entry will be chosen in a National Final consisting of four shows, and according to ORF’s board, the whole country and all regions should be involved in the process of choosing the best Austrian singer for Eurovision in Vienna.
Kurier.at did an Internet poll and asked readers about their opinion of new Eurovision slogan “Building Bridges”. 51.9% said it’s very good especially now in the time of conflicts and crisis. 15.2% said its good because it presents Austria’s role in European community. 7.6% are satisfacted, 5.1% consider it as ‘good enough’ but they think last year’s “Join us” was more motivating. 8.9% think it isn’t good enough, because it’s quite insipid. 5.1% are unhappy because the slogan is in English and not in German. 6.3% don’t care about the slogan and chose the idiomatic option “Der Slogan ist doch Wurst”.