The outside world sometimes looks at diehard Eurovision fans with a bit of curiosity and confusion. But we just keep on laughing! And even more so when scrolling through our social media channels and seeing all of your hilarious — and let’s admit it, occasionally crazy — takes on the Eurovision 2019 logo.
Last night, a few hours after the reveal, I invited Deban over to discuss it all. We included several of your comments which were available at the time of filming. Thank you so much.
Wiwiblogger Robyn provided a bit of inspiration with this Tweet.
Best thing about the 2019 logo: it looks like a star because it is a star. Meaning we won’t get the usual cries of “It looks like a dog/train/toilet seat”. pic.twitter.com/mrEKxNCUsS
— Robyn Gallagher (@robynesc) January 8, 2019
But naturally folks had different opinions.
Wiwiblogger Padraig was going bok bok bok all day.
I see a geometric rooster… Bok! ? https://t.co/m19ZmFzTTu
— Padraig Muldoon (@JustPadraig) January 8, 2019
Writing on our Facebook page, Jandy compared the 3-D star to Kylie Minogue’s famous K. We just can’t get it out of our head!
The lovelies at Aussievision fielded a similar response on their Twitter.
Best response we’ve had on the new logo – that it looks like the Kylie Minogue ‘K’ logo ? (though it kinda does!) pic.twitter.com/0bez0rWceI
— Aussievision (@aussievisionnet) January 8, 2019
Among other comparisons was to the Pentagram — the five-pointed star associated with Wiccans. Very Sabrina, y’all! But we ain’t gonna post that here. Others have suggested it is in some way related to the Illuminati.
Another Facebook commenter thinks that the Israelis drew inspiration from the EBU.
Nic writes: “3 triangles (OK, they are really chevrons) in a blue and gold/yellow logo … seems familiar. Lovely logo! (Dare to Dream; not the previous EBU logo)”. Here’s the image…
Our Instagram post has been particularly fruitful with comments, with lots of love coming in from all over the world.
Destination Eurovision 2019 contender Bilal Hassani wrote: “Woooow! It’s beautiful”. He even capped his comment off with some emoji tears.
Egavas Travel thinks it was a wise decision to avoid too many bells and whistles. He writes: “Sometimes simplicity is key! This looks expensive. Has got me excited.”
Others compared the logo to a reality casting show logo (think: The Next Star for Eurovision).
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"Three triangles, when united, shine together to create a golden star" — this is the #Eurovision Song Contest 2019 logo ?? _____________________________________ @kan_israel said: "The triangle, one of the world's oldest shapes, is a cornerstone symbol found universally in art, music, cosmology and nature, representing connection and creativity. As the triangles join and combine, they become a new single entity reflecting the infinite stellar sky, as the stars of the future come together in Tel Aviv for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.” ______________________________________ Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, said: “We are delighted with the logo accompanying KAN’s slogan for Eurovision Song Contest 2019 – Dare to Dream – which perfectly complements the fantastic angular stage design created by Florian Wieder. We hope the creative theme for this year’s competition inspires the 42 contestants coming together in Tel Aviv in May, as they dream of becoming the stars of the future” _____________________________________ ??? #DareToDream #ESC2019 @kaneurovision #eurovisionsongcontest
Lots of people across all our channels are reading the blue triangle as an outline of the state of Israel. That’s rubbed some people the wrong way, and they’ve created memes featuring border walls and other political markers.
In my mind the Israelis have done a good job toeing the line. They abide by the official rules not to make the contest political with a somewhat generic and open logo and slogan. But it’s also one that may send a bold, more significant message to its citizens and the broader diaspora.
You can read the #Eurovision logo as generic and safe, or as something more political and bold: "#DareToDream of an Israeli state (which conveniently fits inside of the logo's triangle)." Clever messaging that may transmit different messages at home and abroad. ?? pic.twitter.com/f6GbSB6sYt
— William Lee Adams (@willyleeadams) January 8, 2019
What other comparisons have you seen? What do YOU see? Let us know down below.