Update, 18 November: we got tumblrd by ESC Insight!
Now that it’s less than six months until it’s all over, what’s been happening since we marked our diaries with Eurovision Island? Basically, everyone deserves an award for keeping things going. Here are the #escdk watch November awards.
Best #teardrops reminder
What could be better for the Danish people than a chance to be smug about Denmark?
And the girl herself on the Danish Strictly – vid sadly now removed, but an unlikely Celtic/samba mashup over golden couple Mads and Claudia.
It’s harsh, but most of DR Grand Prix‘ news stories say sod all, giving the impression that someone is cranking up a PR-ometer that sits in a corner churning out random words that occasionally get glued together. So don’t expect many revelations from the obligatory #escdk documentary.
We did ask why no English, to be told they can’t do that on DR’s website. They rely on fan translation monkeys.
So imagine our surprise when the very next day we get a profile of…the #escdk communications manager! Must be (cough) a strategic role.
Best Swede involved in #escdk
Best interview coup
Transport to and from the Island will be by boat, bus, and bike…boats could well be a primary method as most of the hotels are across the water from the island.
Oh for heaven’s sake, it’s staring you in the face…
Best use of humour around a non-story
Best serious face
Best use of academic research methods
A team at the University of Reykjavík has shown that Iceland can host Eurovision – they just have to win it first.
Probably the best fan club
Best #escdk nostalgia
Signe Svendsen has a new album out – no doubt she’s lovely IRL but I still hide behind the sofa when she comes on, and I’m not just talking about those lilac cutout flares. What is it with Denmark and monotone screeching? And please ban all harmonicas and penny whistles forthwith.
Best month/s to stay indoors
As for us, we’d planned to start a time lapse series of what I will now forever think of as Bog Whallerne (B&W Halls på dansk), but what with #stormdk and all we couldn’t face it – the winds blow without vertical interruption from the steppes of Central Asia, or something. Unfortunately it will stay like that until April.
From our fave Eurovision country, Moldova. We’re hoping for Pasha vs Aliona, the mashup, for 2014.