This year’s choice of song for the Eurovision Song Contest is a lot more radio-friendly as in previous years. Of course not all of the ESC songs are always radio-friendly, but this year it’s quite obvious. In former years there have been many freaky songs with crazy performances, which were just made for the fun of one night. This year everything sounds really listenable which might be noted in a positive way by people who are normally not listening to ESC music. One the other hand people may argue that everything sounds similar, but isn’t it what the radio plays every day?
The aim is to have a song which can enter the charts in as many countries as possible. Not every ESC participant has that much luck. The best example was Loreen, who had a real smash hit “Euphoria” which was a real mega hit all over Europe and was #1 in many countries. Such a good song like “Euphoria” or “Satellite” we don’t see every year, unfortunately. But also non-winners are able to start a career such as the Common Linnets, who made a fabulous 2nd place with “Calm After The Storm” in Copenhagen 2014. This song is still being played at the radio stations and the Dutch duo became popular through ESC. More people should realize that the ESC can really push or create careers.
In many countries the songs from Eurovision are being played the entire summer, just go to the Mediterranean, the Greek Islands, Croatia or Spain, you will be surprised that the radio stations do play ESC songs. And maybe this year’s songs will accompany your summer as well.
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!