THE NETHERLANDS / PRESS RELEASE – In April and May, the European TV broadcaster OUTtv will be completely dedicated to the Eurovision Song Contest with more than 100 hours of different Eurovision TV shows. In addition to various Eurovision concerts, Eurovision music clips on OUTmusic and docu-reality shows such as “Netta, Queen of ESC” and “Conchita Unstoppable”, the eight-part OUTtv original series “Krista’s Road To Eurovision” will make its debut on the channel. In it, the well-known Finnish Eurovision star Krista Siegfrids, together with the Belgian Eurovision reporter Jens Geerts and the Dutch DJ and podcast maker of “Ding a Dong” GJ Kooijman, will look on a weekly basis for answers to the question: “What makes Eurovision so fascinating?”
From April 7 Krista will conquer OUTtv with her brand new TV show “Krista’s Road To Eurovision”. Krista Siegfrids became known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 when she represented Finland with the song “Marry Me”. She caused a sensation by kissing one of the dancers at the end of her performance. It was the first time that a lesbian kiss took place live on the Eurovision stage. Siegfrids wanted to show that she is in favour of the introduction of equal marriage in Europe. Now that she has recently moved to the Netherlands, the country where this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will take place, she wants to find out why so many people like the contest (especially within the LGBTQ+ community).
“I love the Eurovision Song Contest and I love the LGBTQ+ community,” explains Siegfrids, “So when OUTtv asked me if I wanted to do a TV show about Eurovision my answer was HELL YAAZZZ!! And oh boy, we have had some funny recording days. I just moved to Amsterdam, so it’s been really interesting for me to learn more about Dutch Eurovision history and I even got to meet the legendary Ding-a-Dong mother Getty Kaspers. Lucky me!”
Tune in on “Krista’s Road to Eurovision”, every week from Wednesday, April 7 at 8 pm on OUTtv. The Eurovision Song Contest is popular among the OUTtv viewers. Every year, more than 2 million viewers tune in to the channel during the Eurovision Song Contest. OUTtv’s Eurovision program can be received in more than 12 countries. In addition to “Krista’s Road To Eurovision”, other TV shows about the Eurovision Song Contest will also make their TV debut on OUTtv this year:
ESC TOP 250
“ESC TOP 250” is compiled annually by more than 6,000 Eurovision fans and will now also be broadcasted on TV for the first time. In this daily music show, Eurovision expert Jens Geerts takes you on a journey through the musical highlights of 65 years of the Eurovision Song Contest, testing everyone’s Eurovision memory. From Monday 3 May every weekday at 10 p.m.
“Douze Points” is a film in which all preconceptions about the Eurovision Song Contest are ridiculed. TJ is an “out and proud” singer with a dream: to represent France at Europe’s biggest music competition in Tel Aviv. “Douze Points” is a romantic comedy musical, you want to watch as a fan. Thursday, May 20 at 8:30 PM.
This year, the Finnish heavy metal band Lordi will be seen once again on the Eurovision stage in Rotterdam since their win in 2006. They became known in Europe for their costumes and satanic alter egos. A few years later, little remains of their victory. No work and hundreds of thousands of euros in debt. Will lead singer Tomi still manage to keep their monstrous dream alive? Watch it in this special documentary. Thursday, May 13 at 9 p.m.