Earlier this morning you likely heard the sound of champagne corks popping in London. That’s because the team at wiwibloggs.com was seriously thrilled to learn that we would avoid the horrors of Herning next May. DR, Denmark’s state broadcaster, has finally confirmed Copenhagen as the host city of Eurovision 2014. We never have to visit Herning on TripAdvisor again.
Following the official announcement, reigning Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest announced that this year’s official slogal is “Join us!” #uninspiring! Apparently the Danes will be spending all of their money on converting a former shipyard into this year’s venue and couldn’t afford to hire a creative agency.
Here is Emmelie’s announcement. Is it just me or does she look a bit stiff and blasé about the whole thing?
Jan Lagermand Lundme, DR’s Head of Show, actually thinks the slogan is good. “We came up with it during the first workshop we held,” he tells Eurovision.tv. “I got goosebumps when I heard it and thought straight away: This has to be our slogan.”
We really wish someone else in the room had spoke up against this. How can the country that has given us unique names like “Soluna Samay” and “Chanee and Tomas N’Evergreen” spit out a dull slogan like THAT?!
“We will have a special focus on social media, and what happens online this time. Of course, by having a slogan like ‘Join Us’ we are suggesting that fans and viewers can meet each other both in real terms and online.”
“We have a clear ambition that the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest shall be the most involved contest to date and for that the internet is a fantastic place.”
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)