Jan Lagermand Lundme, DR’s Head of Show, said that he got goosebumps when he first heard this year’s slogan “Join us!” In our comments section wiwiblogger David pointed out that he gets goosebumps during the scary part of horror movies. I sometimes get them right before I have to throw up. Goosebumps are not always a good sign.
We would love to know what other slogans DR rejected. They aren’t likely to tell us, so the team from wiwibloggs.com have dreamed up some alternatives. Some celebrate past contestants. Others celebrate Danish culture. Still others rip off previous contests. Let’s begin.
Long before DR decided to launch its social media theme, Miss Valentina Monetta was already crooning about Facebook at Eurovision 2012. She even shouted “Mi piace!” (I like it…) in honor of the social network. ESC 2014 will be her third contest. It’ll also be Copenhagen’s third time hosting (we’re not counting the 50th anniversary special). Third time lucky for everyone?
Our readers have already described DR’s slogan as “lame”, “boring”, “horrible” and less inspiring than something “middle schoolers could come up with.” Ouch. That left our Romania correspondent Bogdan with “Just Teardrops”.
Our Colorado correspondent David thinks the recent trend of Eurovision winners bypassing shoes deserves attention. Loreen did it. Emmelie did it. And now you can do it too!
Denmark should totally celebrate its diversity. Christina Ratchanée Birch Wongskul — aka Chanée — placed fourth at Eurovision 2010 along with Tomas N’Evergreen. That makes her the most successful Eurovision contestant of Thai descent in recent memory. WORK IT GIRL!
Angus Quinn, our North of England correspondent, is sending a shout out to Soluna Samay, and issuing a smackdown on DR. Was “Join us!” really the best they could come up with?!
Padraig Jude, our Ireland correspondent, thinks Denmark should take the opportunity to clean up its international image. Unlike what is portrayed in The Killing, it’s not all murder and violence in Kopenhaven.
@berlin_esc, one of our Twitter followers, made the amusing observation that the Eurovision zeitgeist includes a bit of rule breaking. Why not commemorate all of the allegations of vote rigging and backroom deals with an edgy slogan like this one?
Oslo wanted fans to “Share the Moment”. Copenhagen wants us to share one of its greatest exports instead.
The glory of Eurovision 2013 has come to an end, and it’s moved 25,000 feet from Malmö to Copenhagen. But it seems like DR is keen to take cues from SVT by keeping the show intimate and making the postcards personal to the artists. #repeat? In any case, Bogdan came up with the deceptively simple slogan “We Are Done”. Unpack the multiple meanings, y’all…
Angus enjoyed the 2008 show in Belgrade (“Confluence of Sound”). He also loves Danish milk. Perfect combo, non?
What slogans would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments box below!