The Austrian broadcaster, ORF, has revealed that the duo Kati Bellowitsch and Andi Knoll will have the responsibility of hosting the Semi Final Allocation Draw. On Monday 26th January, the Eurovision Insignia Handover Ceremony and the Semi Final Allocation Draw will both take place at Rathaus – Vienna’s City Hall.
It has also been announced that Andi Knoll will be the Austrian commentator in May for both semi finals and the final. Kati Bellowitsch will once again announce Austria’s votes. This duo will both place very important roles in the contest. Kati Bellowitsch has revealed the Austrian votes every year since 2011 and even wore a knitted beard in 2014 to support Conchita Wurst. Meanwhile the Austrian broadcaster will air a show entitled “ESC Live” at 20:15 CET every day during Eurovision Week. Andi Knoll and Kati Bellowitsch will host the event from A Glass Room Studio and their aim is to bring fans even closer to the contest. Finally, it has also been announced Kati will host the press conferences where journalists from across the world will get the chance to ask questions to the participants.