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?
Katie Wilson, our northeast of England correspondent, doesn’t mind the “Join us!” slogan. She’s simply thankful we don’t have to stay in any flea pits in Herning. Amen to that!
What slogans would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments box below!
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Join Us is clever, VERY clever!
Denmark is known for mermaid, beer, and …
(It is not IKEA but it is four letter word in capitals)
It is obvious that none of these proposals makes any sense at all, which demonstrates how difficult it is, to come up with a good slogan. It seems that nobody likes the actual slogan JoinUs, but no one has tried to describe what defines a good slogan. Well, first of all, a slogan is not a headline, a clever sentence, or some kind of lyrics. A slogan is a short phrase, as short as possible. A phrase that is very easy to remember, easy to understand and easy to use everywhere. A slogan that works in practice, is more a… Read more »
Ha ha,,”We won’t kill you”…you have only one way to survive, sing to us…:)
Join us (killing dogs)!
I’m pretty sure next year’s slogan will be “Together”, then “All”, and then no slogan at all.
… and then they’ll begin to take letters out of the artists and songs as a slogan.
For this year I’d have gone for “City or venue: pick one, forget the other”.
i prefer the slogan “In A Moment Like This” thats quite better than “Join Us”..
But if I would suggest, “Join the Fun” or “Musical Diversity” or “One with Music”
My absolute favorite is “We Could’ve Sent You to Herning”!
They should have gone with “it’s good but its not Malmö”
Malmö will be an extremely hard act to follow – Sweden just does things right – but I wish Copenhagen luck for 2014
I love the first !!!! 😀
How about: ”Same in our diversity” ?
Lol. All of these are better than Join Us. And I agree that In A Moment Like This is actually very good!!
“Join Us” is pretty similar in message to “Share the Moment.” And isn’t it a little early to be deciding on a slogan anyway? We didn’t get this year’s slogan until March. Slow down, DR!
I had this stupid idea that the slogan would be “The Other Side Of The Bridge”. Also try not to be so dramatic. “Join us” isn’t the best slogan ever, actually is pretty bad but it could be worse. The slogan is important but it doesn’t mean that we are not going to have a great time just because it is not original 😉
Remember back when Malmo was announced and everyone was moaning about how it was a terrible venue? The arena was too small, the town was too small, everything sucked. And then they delivered one of the best Eurovisions ever. Turned out everything was just right. The size of the arena was perfect, the City of Malmo was a great place to stay, even the slogan worked well. Yes let’s all make fun of the slogan because it does invite ridicule. But stop with the worries that Denmark is going to be a bust. I think they could very well surpass… Read more »
I still don’t understand why they didn’t go with “Eurovision Island”…
They could be truthful: “We had other priorities (like finding somewhere to do it that wasn’t in Herning after Parken withdrew) so forgot about a slogan”
For Soluna, I’d say “Should’ve done better…”
Personally “Join us on our Eurovision Island” isn’t bad
lol i hope DR read this! 😛
“Join Us For The Ultimate Musical Orgy”
hahaha excellent! “We Are Done” is great lol. “In a Moment Like This” actually sounds legitimate, cause like you’re really “in the moment” & experience several special moments during the contest.
Good Ones ! Hahahaha .. !!
We could have sent you to Herning is the best one!
Still holding to that last shred of hope that “Join Us” isn’t the final slogan…