It has now been revealed that Germany’s motto for the 56th Eurovision Song Contest is called “Feel your heart beat”. The official Eurovision logo only changes its flag, city name and year, but the host country is allowed to have a co-logo with a motto. Having a motto for each year has been introduced 2002 in Tallin.
The idea of the heart has been taken from German winner Lena, she formed a heart with her fingers several times in Oslo. This heart has been amended in a contemporary way of colored light, it should represent the different flags from the participating countries, people and songs. The logo has been created by an agency in London.
The heart beat theme has been chosen because of the excitement of the singers and audience, the enthusiasm, love, passion and emotions connected with the music of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Due to the fact that a heart is the generic symbol for the Eurovision Song Contest which appears in the official logo, using a heart as a co-logo this is nothing brand new. Furthermore the motto is a bit similar to the one of 2006 in Athens “Feel the Rhythm”. Previous mottos have been: “A modern fairytale” (Tallin 2002), “Magical Rendez-vous” (Riga 2003), “Under the same sky” (Istanbul 2004), “Awakening” (Kiev 2005), “Feel the rhythm” (Athens 2006), “True Fantasy” (Helsinki 2007), “Confluence of Sound” (Belgrade 2008), no motto (Moscow 2009) and “Share the moment” (Oslo 2010).
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About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.