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Key Changes in ESC – A Eurovision strategy?

What components make up a memorable and successful Eurovision Song Contest entry?  In the recent era of Eurovision, there have been a number of strategies entries have utilized, including: –        Wind machines (France 2012; Denmark 2010) –        On-stage costume changes (Croatia 2011; Latvia 2002; Netherlands 2000) –        Drag queens (Denmark 2007; Ukraine 2007; Slovenia 2002) –        Break dancers (almost every …

When the music dies: Disqualified and rejected songs of the Eurovision Song Contest (Part 2)

Many countries elect to utilize a national final to determine which artist(s) and which song will represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest.  However, like so many things with Eurovision, you never know what’s going to happen, and in some cases, the song that is originally chosen can change.  This is the second of two articles that will explore songs …

When the music dies: Disqualified and rejected songs of the Eurovision Song Contest (Part 1)

Many countries elect to utilize a national final to determine which artist(s) and which song will represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest.  However, like so many things with Eurovision, you never know what’s going to happen, and in some cases, the song that is originally chosen can change.   This is the first of two articles that will explore …

“Wait! Did you see that?!”: Memorable stage screw-ups at the Eurovision Song Contest

    Those were the words that came out of my mouth during Spain’s performance from the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.  Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a figure dressed in black come onto stage and took part in the choreography.  As he ran off stage, I motioned to my friend, Michael, who nonchalantly replied, “Saw what?” …

Off center-stage: Backup singers in the 2000-2012 Eurovision Song Contests

  Current Eurovision Song Contest rules allow for up to six performers on stage.  Although the majority of the attention goes towards the lead artist, today I would like to honor a very essential component of almost every Eurovision Song Contest entry – THE BACKUP SINGERS.  Despite being an integral part of many performances, these talented artists on many occasions …

Returning artists – A look back in time

With the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmo being just a few months away, we thought it would be neat to take a closer look at some of the returning artists. It’s quite common for artists to return to ESC on multiple occasions. Some fans love it, some prefer to see new talent so before too many new entries are …

The 2013 Ranking Game

For years, the ESCFORUMS community has been playing one of the most popular ESC games out there and that is the Ranking game.  In order to take part, you need to be a contributing member (see Rules for more info) and those who qualify get to vote for their favorite songs Eurovision style. How does it work? It’s simple. Every week all songs …

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