Road to Denmark 2014: A Look Back at 2007-2013
Hello Dear Readers!
As I am sure you have noticed – I have done some sprucing up around the blog. I’ve added a menu along the top to help you better navigate my older posts, changed the font of my header text, and added a logo! I created the logo from scratch!! So, please, take a brief moment to marvel in it……thanks, I really appreciate it!
So, as promised, I am starting a new series. Denmark is the land where I first discovered the Contest, way back in 2007, and I promised myself that I would go back if Dk ever hosted it. Well in 2014 – it will! I know it’s a long shot, but I kinda want to go to Horsens and see ESC under the glass roof at the prison – it would be an ESC for the ages, that’s for sure!
Anyway – in honor of my return to my adoptive homeland, I am looking back at all the Contests that have occurred since I first started following the ESC six years ago. I spent all day last Saturday going through each of the 290 songs from the 46 countries, and you’ll be able to spend the next few weeks going through them, too! Each country will get its own post; I’m even thinking about supplementing these with posts to YouTube – but we’ll see. Not only am I doing this because I like retrospectives, but this will give you an insight into what I like vs. what I think is artistically valuable (the two things do not always align).
So, what can you expect from these posts? A table with each song, and scores from 1-10 for each of the three areas in which an ESC song needs to excel: Lyrics, Composition, and Performance. Additionally, I added a fourth score “Personal Appeal” so that I could factor in my personal preference. There were only four perfect scores among the field. I’ll go more into the specifics of scoring when I list the final ranking at the end of the series.
I’ll start tomorrow with Albania!