It’s 2015! All Eurovision news so far. New stage! New logo! Songs! National Selection dates!

This Blog is full to the rim of all the important information and news about Eurovision 2015.   Such as the new stage design, The New logo, Eurovision Songs so far, and Announcements dates.

THE STAGE!

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‘A huge eye is the simplest way to describe how it looks like but there is substantially more behind the vision of the stage of the 2015 edition of the world’s biggest entertainment event. The eye is a portal and forms a bridge between the artists, their delegations and the audience all over the world.

“The vision for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is the bridge from the past to the present and the future. The eye is a symbol of this bridge – a mutual respect between cultures, countries and people.” explains Kathrin Zechner, ORF’s TV director.’ – Eurovision.tv.

 

It’s defiantly not a bad stage!  I would say its an old-style Eurovision stage. Its very similar to Eurovision stages of the 00’s. I feel like since then we have moved on from  them arty looking stages. Most recent years its been how the stage can change its dynamics for the artists. I personally like the idea of the latter. I think the designers have took a step back this year. I’m not a huge fan, but it still looks very nice. I think I will wait until the stage is built, then I will give my full opinion on it.

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The Logo.

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When I first Reviewed this logo, i did think it was rubbish! I still think its pretty poor! The one I think I will give the designers though they have actually linked the stage to the actually logo, which has happened in quit awhile so they deserve there credit there. I do still think its a very lazy design. It looks like it comes from an 80’s gameshow opening titles. 

 

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THE EUROVISION SONGS.

Well the songs so far! Only 6 songs so far. It’s still pre-eurovision season though. Eurovision season doesn’t really start till the end of February.

Albania

The vocals on this song are very powerful! She has a really good voice. The song though is everything we have heard before. I personally think it would be better if the song was in English. I know that sounds small-minded, but I really think that would give the song that extra spark. Songs can have that extra spark without being in english. However I just feel the song would suit being in english. I still really like this song she has amazing voice!

Belarus

Its not a bad song. It is very pop. I don’t really like it! It’s very much the same as past eurovision songs. I would put this under a Eurovision genre if there was one. That doesn’t make it bad. It just means it’s not going to stand out on the night.

 

 

F.Y.R Macedonia

 

Slightly boring I don’t think it will go that far in the Competition.  It’s very ordinary. He sounds out of tune in some places. The song won’t fill the arena. The one reason why I think the UK didn’t as well expected last year.

Malta

Out of tuned and slightly painful when she hit the notes. It’s a good song i think. The singer Amber though isn’t a great singer. She brings the songs down to a low level of quality. If she could sing, and perform well. This song would stand a chance. Unfortunately the artist lets the song down. 

 

The Netherlands 

Since last years The Netherlands Big success of coming second. I think they have been able to learn from that success. This is song does have a slight eurovision feel to it. The good classic Eurovision feel though. I do like this song. It’s sounds like it could be a famous eurovision song. I think we should watch out for this one. 

 

Georgia

Song with the same name what! I must admit Malta warrior song is a lot better! This sounds very much like Ukraine songs last year. Well it has similar feel to it. Its not very good. It won’t stand out.

 

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National Selection Dates.

 

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United Kingdom New Eurovision Selection Process. 

We will start with the UK, because we are a British Eurovision blog!  So the the United Kingdom has once again changed its selection process. Well sort off….

They are still many routes they using to get a good song.   As they did last year, they  will be continuing to talk to record labels  and using BBC Introducing to find someone. They are also asking people to send in their songs to them by the 7th November.

We can make many Judgments on why the BBC are doing this.   The obvious one that most people are properly thinking is that they can’t actually find anyone to do it. So they have become desperate to find someone. This could be it.  Now I’m not a hater of eurovision, of course i love it. This however could be very true for the UK, because a lot of the British Music Industry Experts think that eurovision is bad and cheesy.  Radio stations also refuse to play eurovision songs.  2011 Eurovision entry Blue, did complain about the reaction that radio stations  have to playing eurovision songs. “They are just not interested, because it seems ‘Un-cool’ or not ‘Artistic’ enough for them to play the songs.”

2014 uk entry molly. Dancing with the queen of eurovision.

The BBC does know that this happens. I Don’t think this is the reason though. I think the BBC have realised that getting old known artist just hasn’t worked for them.  A lot of artist who have won Eurovision had either very little success, or have been completely unknown before. There have been some artist who have won it, who have been very famous in areas of Europe. The UK however will properly never be able to do this, because of the perception the media has got of  Eurovision. So they next best thing is to do this!

There was many reasons why this process never worked for Molly last year. First she didn’t stick out in the Eurovision Media. If you stick out, and get written about a lot in the news it will reach folk that don’t really follow eurovision. The only people who really knew of Molly , were the Eurovision fans, because the song was good. We all know it  boils down to having a good song, but the thing that gets your song listened to0, is good media coverage. She was a little bit too shy to stick out. Second, The position of the song on the night. We all know if you are the last song, most people have made up there mind who they are voting for, and they will stick with it!

 

Read the full press realise/blog that come from the BBC website Here; www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/eurovision/posts/Looking-forward-to-2015

 

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