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Sunday 17 December 2017

Johnny Logan to celebrate 60 years of Eurovision

Johnny Logan with Shay Healy
Johnny Logan with Shay Healy

Eurovision star Johnny Logan has signed up to appear in a BBC1 show celebrating the song contest's 60th anniversary.

Logan's run of success at the event saw him win it twice for Ireland, in 1980 and 1987, and write the winning song for Linda Martin in 1992.

Other acts appearing in the show include Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst who won the competition last year and Finnish shock rockers Lordi who triumphed in 2006 with Hard Rock Hallelujah.

Graham Norton will co-host Eurovision's Greatest Hits - which will be broadcast across Europe - with Swedish comedienne Petra Mede.

Other performers include Swedish pop group Herreys, who clinched victory in 1984 with Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley and Natasha St-Pier, who represented France in 2001 and will once again sing Je n'ai que mon ame.

"I love Eurovision. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate 60 years of the greatest song contest in the world," Norton said.

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