Zlata Ognevich brought the Ukraine to 3rd place at Eurovision 2013 with the song “Gravity”. You can always count on an amazing stage show for the Ukraine, yet this year’s performance was apparently not the one that the country wanted.
Each year the broadcasters of all competing countries at Eurovision, send in a video to the host broadcaster detailing how they would like their song to be staged. You will have seen earlier in the year students from Swedish schools enacting the routines from the broadcasters so that SVT could prepare before rehearsals began in Malmo last May.
Ukrainian TV had submitted a request for a stage show similar to this one that Zlata performed on “Ukraine’s Got Talent” filled with special camera angles and 3D shots. You have to watch this video clip to the end to see the amazing effects that were used. For whatever reason the Ukraine had to resubmit their camera requests.
Question is – if this had been the performance that we had in Malmo, might Ukraine have scored higher and be hosting Eurovision 2014? Are special effects the way forward for Eurovision? The show has to remain current and entertaining for an ever hungry audience that wants more from their television shows?
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Eurovision Ireland