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Vienna alive with sound of Eurovision

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Conchita Wurst has recorded voiceovers for Vienna’s transport system and gay-themed traffic lights have been installed in the city centre.

It can only mean one thing – Eurovision 2015 is coming to the Austrian capital.

The 60th anniversary bumper edition of the cult music contest runs until May 23 and has caused a surge in holiday booking interest in the host nation.

Holidaylettings.co.uk has reported a 100 per cent increase in searches for rental apartments in the city, while Airbnb predicts 3800 residents will open their homes to visitors during the ESC final weekend.

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After years of being sidelined as observers, 2015 marks the year Australians can finally get involved in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Not only will Guy Sebastian become our first official entry, but Australians will also get the opportunity to formally participate in voting for a winner.

And to mark the celebration of Eurovision kicking off this weekend, Melbourne-based musician Arlene Zelina is on a social media mission to support the mega event and Austrian Airlines.

Arlene visited the Eurovision Song Contest Village to ask the fans and locals all about the superstar occasion, and to find out where they are from, who they think will win, and what they know about Australia.

Check out her video here.

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