Gimmicks, props, special outfits, choreographies, and other elements have been part of Eurovision performances since the beginning.
In 1957 Margot Hielscher represented Germany with the song “Telefon, Telefon”. During her performance, Margot used the phone as a prop that explains the story of how she enjoys receiving the news from her lover over this device. ☎️
Today the Eurovision Song Contest represents much more, than its name implies. Countries want to stand out during the show, as well as in the final recap of the night. To do so, they are given almost unlimited options of digital and analogue solutions. Who can forget Verka´s crazy silver outfit from 2007, when she was encouraging us to count down in German while dancing with her? 🇺🇦⭐️ Who can forget the iconic performance from Loreen in 2012, when the darkness with the snow effect transported us into an artistic fairy tale in Baku? 🇸🇪❄️ Who can forget Australia's Kate Miller-Heidke, who took us out of this world, in 2019 while singing a pop-opera song on a pogo stick meters above the ground? 🇦🇺🌍 Hardly anyone. Why? Because the Eurovision Song Contest became a visual spectacle, rather than just a platform for singers performing their songs.
This year, the Dutch team is facing the biggest challenge yet, due to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19. 🇳🇱There are some restrictions to performances on stage, but with the help of technological tools, as the AR, viewers will be once again transported into the Dutch Eurovision fairy tale. Which artist will be this year´s crazy Verka, groundbreaking Loreen and otherworldly Kate? Only 14 more days until we find out. Will you be using your telephone to vote for your favorite this year? 📱
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