Since December DR, the Danish host broadcaster, has been asking people to come up with ideas for the interval act of the grand final of Eurovision 2014. Thousands of them—accompanied by the hasthag #MyEurovisionIdea—have hit Twitter like lightning from all corners of the world.
The organizers were pleasantly surprised by the steady flow of ideas—and they’ll keep asking for your thoughts in the weeks ahead. Jan Lagermand Lundme, DR’s Head of Show, who we spoke with in the autumn, put it this way: “We’ll enthusiastically accept more wild and spectacular ideas for acts that have never been seen on stage before. I don’t want to give too much away, but this will not be the last time we’ll ask for ideas and contributions from viewers and fans everywhere.”
Now it’s time to sort through all the crazy. Here are five of the wackiest, zaniest, most beloved ideas that might just appear in the interval!
— Eurovision (@Eurovision) January 8, 2014
A Jedward Danish-butter statue sounds fun, doesn’t it? This idea has been at the top of the list for a long time and it seems that even the Eurovision team agrees. For a lot of fans the fantasy of Eurovision isn’t the same without the twins and they want the energetic duo back in the show. Butter seems like a good compromise if you can’t eat the real thing. In any case, when the statue melts TEO from Belarus can put it in his cheesecake.
A time capsule
Launch all finalist song files into outer space in a time capsule, with live footage from Nasa on the jumbo screen #MyEurovisionIdea
— Mari Pettersson (@Madinagoodway) January 8, 2014
A lot of fans like this. They want to see the best songs from Eurovision blasted into space. Do you think that extra-terrestrials would rather play this kind of music on their radio stations or is it just an effort to spread the love of the contest to infinity and beyond? All I can say is that I would love to see this happen. If the Russians can send the Olympic torch to space, why can’t Eurovision go into orbit too?
Fans do the talking
This Eurovision-fanatic suggests letting the public call out the votes. Wouldn’t all y’all like to do this? I am sure everyone on here has dreamt of saying that phrase, “Twelve points go to …” (and in your best foreign accent). It would probably be a bit overwhelming, though. Like, is she suggesting everyone read out their own individual votes? That might blow up the cellular phone network.
Oooo, something’s fishy in Copenhagen, y’all! The folks at Eurovision simply love this idea! Mermaids—the symbol of Copenhagen—could really hit the spot on the big night if done in the right away. It’s really rising in DK’s ratings with fans.
Get up close and personal
We agree, Carsten! In the fast fast-paced world we live in, everyone is in a hurry and forgetting to share a bit of love and emotion. I’m all about smothering the world in both. A hug marathon would really be unique. Maybe you could even get a shower gel or soap company to sponsor it (because we do not want to get sick in the name of love, y’all).
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Tiberiu Nistor contributed this report from Romania. You can follow him on Twitter @tiffiniili. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.