Preview Video Mania!
Like I said a few days ago, now that most of the 2012 Eurovision entries have been released to the public, their official preview videos tend to follow nipping at their heels. Now that the official Eurovision YouTube channel is getting in gear, we’re beginning to see tons of these new promotional clips from all over the continent, with many more to follow. Let’s take a little audiovisual jaunt through Europe, shall we?
Ivi Adamou, who’ll be representing Cyprus this year with the bouncy “La La Love”, has taken a page from Snow White and Sleeping Beauty with her fairytale-themed video:
Hopping from Cyprus over to Malta, Kurt Calleja’s “This is the Night” will try to bring the island nation into the Finals for the first time since 2009:
Heading to Albania, we take a turn for the melancholic with Rona Nishliu’s revamped and edited version of her dramatic ballad “Suus”. (And for those of you who think she’s just screaming through the chorus, keep in mind that the lyric “Më ler ni të qaj” literally translates to “Just let me cry”…):
Further north, Latvia‘s Anmary hopes that her “Beautiful Song” will charm the public and bring her the fame and fortune that came to Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney…and Johnny Logan:
Just over the border in Estonia, Ott Lepland’s ballad “Kuula” comes with a simple video, partially created from footage from this year’s Eesti Laul. Will viewers “listen”, as the translated title of the track asks?
Finally, for those of you looking for something with a bit more edge, we have Slovakia‘s Max Jason Mai with “Don’t Close Your Eyes”:
What stands out to you, good or bad? Leave a comment, and join the conversation!