Normally the Eurovision Song Contest is not political. Of course themes have always found their placements in song such as “Ein Bisschen Frieden” by Nicole in 1982 when the world was facing the Falkland war. The fall of the Berlin wall was featured in many songs in 1990 such as “Brandenburger”, “Frei Zu Leben”, “Fri”, “Keine Mauern Mehr”, etc.
The theme of this year’s ESC is “Come Together” and it’s literally meant. As Europe has new inhabitants and thousands of refugees take the long way over the Mediterranean Sea to come to a secure place in Europe. The aim is to integrate them as well. Not an easy topic, but it has been brilliantly interpreted in the Semi Final 1 during the interval act with the “Grey People”. This dance performance show the long and hard way people went through to come to us and feel safe. At the end of the performance they have reached Europe. This was very touching as all spectators in the Globe Arena were holding hands. This was a great and good sign that the Europeans do not close their eyes and face those problems.
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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!