This year at wiwibloggs, we are celebrating the festive season with a series of different polls. For the next few days, we’re going to stuff your stockings with a selection of end-of-decade Eurovision votes. Consider this a unique riff on the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can join us and let us know your thoughts for each and every poll.
Eurovision logos: 2010 to 2019
From shining stars to colourful butterflies to burning flames, Eurovision organisers know how to dream up a logo. Which Eurovision logo of the past decade is your favourite?
Eurovision 2010: Intersecting circles
Eurovision 2010 in Oslo, Norway was the 55th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest – and the first one of the 2010s. The theme art, a series of intersecting circles, was supposed to represent the gathering of people and the diversity of emotions evoked by the contest. The black, gold and pink logo rested on a white base.
Eurovision 2011: A beating heart
Eurovision 2011 took place in Düsseldorf, Germany. Inspired by the year’s motto — “feel your heart best” — the logo was a heart made from neon-coloured lines.
Eurovision 2012: A flower with petals of fire
The city of Baku, Azerbaijan had the honour to host Eurovision 2012. Azerbaijan is known as ‘’The Land of Fire’’ and this laid the foundations for that year’s logo — a flower with petals of fire.
Eurovision 2013: A butterfly
Eurovision 2013, held in Malmö, Sweden, opted for a butterfly. Its wings featured an array of colours and textures. It represented something small which can start powerful. Such big movements nod to a phenomenon known as the butterfly effect, whereby a flap from one butterfly can start a hurricane.
Eurovision 2014: A diamond
Diamonds are forever, forever, forever — so sang Shirley Bassey. And the Eurovision 2014 logo is certainly one that lives long in the memory. The theme art comprised a blue and purple diamond, within which sat the generic Eurovision Song Contest logo. The hashtag and slogan “#JoinUs” nestled at the centre of the precious jewel.
Eurovision 2015: A wave of spheres
The 60th running of Eurovision produced a logo that was heavy on symbolism. Based on the slogan ‘’Building Bridges”, it depicted a wave made up of many spheres, meant to represent diversity and the bridging of connections and encounters people experience on a constant basis. The colours of the theme highlighted individualism whilst simultaneously representing the building of musical bridges and the diversity and variety of the artists, songs and audience. These were the organisers’ words, not ours!
Eurovision 2016: A dandelion clock
The logo for Stockholm 2016 depicted a variety of sparkling seeds, which combined into one glittering seed head. According to the powers that be, the logo can be interpreted “in different ways, and we liked the idea to start from a dandelion. Most people can relate to it. It has an enormous growth potential; it is widespread across Europe and it can move’’.
Eurovision 2017: A namysto
Eurovision 2017 took place in Kiev and, as with 2012, the visuals had a uniquely local flavour. The logo was inspired by a namysto — a traditional Ukrainian necklace that represents protection, beauty and health, with each bead on the necklace having a unique design.
Eurovision 2018: Various oceanic motifs
“All Aboard!” was the slogan for Lisbon 2018. And the visual design certainly went all in with the maritime theme. It centred around various oceanic motifs which alluded to Lisbon and Portugal’s location on the Atlantic coast and to the country’s seafaring tradition. Alongside the main emblem, which depicted a stylised seashell, twelve supplemental emblems were created to represent different aspects of a marine ecosystem.
Eurovision 2019: A star
The last Eurovision of this decade took place in Tel Aviv, Israel. The logo consisted of layered triangles designed to resemble a star, reflecting “the stars of the future” coming to Tel Aviv. It suited the contest’s slogan, “Dare to Dream”.