Introducing the Eurovision 2013 ‘Alternative Awards’, where we judge the best and worst aspects of all the nations’ entries on a truly random (and sometimes downright silly) array of stuff. Every couple of days we will introduce some new wacky awards, including the best and worst and the runners up. These are one person’s opinion, the author’s (Sebastien), and of course don’t reflect the opinion of everyone at ESCUnited!
Lets kick off then! Here are the awards for:
Quite a broad category this then, encompassing all countries’ official videos posted by the Eurovision official website. Countries who have posted videos of live performances, say in their national final, are not counted. The song is in no way taken into account, just the video.
Slovenia–Hannah, Straight Into Love
A stylish piece of creativity from the slovenians here, with the most squeezed out of topless men. Lighting strips and lasers steal the show, with some nice shots and angles. 8/10
Finland–Krista Siegfrids, Marry Me
A splash of fun. 7.5/10
Montenegro–Who See, Igranka
For sheer outrageousness. 7.5/10
Italy-Marco Mengoni, L’Essenziale
Quite a professional and classy piece of work. 7.5/10
Pathetic from the Netherlands. Please, if you want to give a video, make an effort. Don’t bother if you don’t, honestly. Not sure this is classed as a music video, but really, why would they do this. An awful quality recording, just watching her singing. Pah. 1/10
Belgium–Roberto Bellarossa, Love Kills
Not good. Filmed in small room with two camera angles. 2/10
Cartoons are bad for music videos. 2/10
Ireland–Ryan Dolan, Only Love Survives
Incredibly cheesy and disgracefully typical. 3/10
What do you think? Share your favourites, and your worst, in the forum or in the comment section below!