The song “I Am Yours” a wonderful ballad, accompanied by grand piano, a great melody and hook with a very sophisticated approach. Just after the victory of The Makemakes there were reproaches of plagiarism, as the song sounded too similar to “The Scientist” from Coldplay.
The Makemakes have been not only been the televoter’s favourites, but also received the best critics by the jury especially for the second song “I Am Yours”. This is on Austrian rock band, founded in 2012, with the following members: Dominic Muhrer (singer), 24 years old from Thalgau, Austria; Florian Meindl, 25 years old and Markus Christ, 25 years old, both from Mondsee, Austria. Florian and Markus have been playing music together since they were 9 years old. The unusual band name origins from the dwarf planet Makemake, which has been praised as deity Makemake in the culture of the Easter Island (south pacific). The band became well known as pregroup of Bon Jovi. The band got even more attention as rumours said that Dominic could be the unlawful son of the Austrian actor Christoph Waltz. The debut single “The Lovercall” reached #6 in the Austrian single charts which is a fine melodic tune, and the follow up single “Million Euro Smile” reached #2, this is another “feel-good” song in the London Westend style.
The song “I Am Yours” a wonderful ballad, accompanied by grand piano, a great melody and hook with a very sophisticated approach. Just after the victory of The Makemakes there were reproaches of plagiarism, as the song sounded too similar to “The Scientist” from Coldplay. An official consideration has come the conclusion that there is no evidence for plagiarism.
With this entry Austria can really look forward to have great host entry. This is well chosen and shows the musical variety of the Austrians.
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
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.