Category Archives: Interviews

Suzy speaks to ESC Views!

Right, I think it’s time we have another actual face-to-face interview with a Eurovision contestant from this year! While the London Preview Party was taking place a couple of weeks ago, we managed to get one our great friends Nikita to go around and get a couple of interviews and we’re gonna continue his results with his interview with the *amayzin* Suzy from Portugal! So what did she have to say to Nikita and indeed, ESC Views? Keep reading to find out!

Suzy wants to be ours in Copenhagen!
What did Suzy have to say to ESC Views?

So. Like I mentioned at the top of the article, we mentioned that Nikita was the one who got all these interviews, both for us here at ESC Views and Eurovision-Spain, so before you get to watch the interview, both James and I would love to just say that we are so grateful to Nikita and everything that he did for us last weekend and for sure, we owe a lot to him, so to Nikita – THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!! You are just simply fantabulous! 😀

Right – focus Rory, focus!

So yes, we managed to get a few words with the amazing Suzy, and below, you can actually see the interview! Enjoy! UAUAUEUAUE!!

So? What did you think? Isn’t Suzy just so sweet? Well if you enjoyed her answers, no doubt you’ll love her song ‘Quero Ser Tua‘ which will be performed on the 6th of May in thirteen position. So what did you make of our first face-to-face interview? Who would you like us to speak to next? Be sure to leave us your opinion by commenting below!

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ESC Views speaks to Conchita Wurst!

Right, so for the first time in the history of this little blog, we have an actual face-to-face interview with a Eurovision contestant from this year! While the London Preview Part was taking place last weekend, we managed to get one our great friends Nikita to go around and get a couple of interviews and we’re gonna kick off his results with his interview with the *amayzin* Conchita Wurst! So what did she have to say to Nikita and indeed, ESC Views? Keep reading to find out!

Conchita Wurst will fly the Austrian flag in Copenhagen!
What did Conchita Wurst have to say to ESC Views?

So. Like I mentioned at the top of the article, we mentioned that Nikita was the one who got all these interviews, both for us here at ESC Views and Eurovision-Spain, so before you get to watch the interview, both James and I would love to just say that we are so grateful to Nikita and everything that he did for us last weekend and for sure, we owe a lot to him, so to Nikita – THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!! You are just simply fantabulous! 😀

Right – focus Rory, focus!

So yes, we managed to get a few words with the gorgeous Conchita Wurst, and below, you can actually see the interview! Wow! Never thought I’d say those words before! Enjoy!

So? What did you think? Isn’t Conchita just so sweet? Well if you enjoyed her answers, no doubt you’ll love her song ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’ which will be performed on the 8th of May in sixth position. So what did you make of our first face-to-face interview? Who would you like us to speak to next? Be sure to leave us your opinion by commenting below!

Sebalter speaks to ESC Views!

Time for the third interview our little blog has had in our mere eight months on the Internet and this time, we’re going to Switzerland! Sebalter took time out of his really busy schedule to talk to ESC Views and here, you can have a look at what the really nice Swiss folk singer had to say! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

It's SEBalter for Switzerland..is he worth it?
What did Sebalter have to say to ESC Views?

Sebalter became the Swiss representative back on the 1st of February, when he triumphed against five other artists in Die Große Entscheidungsshow and since then, his Eurovision effort “Hunter Of Stars” has been re-mastered and the music video for the song have been produced. Below you can listen to the revamped version of “Hunter of Stars” avec a pretty eye-catching video. And below THAT, you can have a look at what Sebalter had to say to ESC Views. An R or J designates one of our own questions and an S designates Sebalter’s answer. Got it? Great!

R: It’s been over two months since you won Die Große Entscheidungsshow. Now that you’ve had some time to settle down from winning, how do you feel about representing Switzerland?

S: I feel positively overwhelmed and satisfied by a musical achievement I have been longing for long time. Still, there is a feeling of responsibility and serious commitment that is present: I am going to represent my country, and that is very important. I personally appreciate the glamour and the good vibe the Eurovision Song Contest transmits and, above all, it is a show where a songwriter like me has the possibility to show his work. It is a very important stage.

J: Can you tell us a little bit about the message of the song?

S: „Hunter Of Stars“ took shape last summer during a trip in the USA. The song has basically a main key of interpretation: There is always a clash between confidence and non-confidence in myself when it comes to flirtation and love.

J: Have you thought about how you’d like to stage the song in Copenhagen?

S: There will be some changes on the performance – I will add some choreographic elements to the show.

J: We know you’re planning to release an album, will the songs be a similar style to “Hunter of Stars”?

S: The CD will be basically a folk pop record. I tried to find a balance between happy and dynamic songs just as „Hunter of Stars“ and ballads, which I’m really fond of writing. Up to now, I am quite happy with the outcome.

R: Who are your idols? Is there anyone you look up to musically?

S: For sure folk rock singers such as Bob Dylan, Donovan, Bruce Springsteen. But also pop folk singers like Simon and Garfunkel or James Blunt. A big influence comes also from the Italian songwriters’ tradition.

J: Which are your favourite Swiss Eurovision entries other than your own?

S: I really liked Peter Sue & Mark with “Io senza te”. Though I was not born yet (it was in ESC 1981) I remember my parents listening to that song when I was a child.

R: Have you listened to the other songs that have already been selected for the Contest? If so, have you picked a favourite yet (other than your own song)?

S: I haven’t checked them all, yet. From what I saw, I really like the band that won in Malta’s final.

R: What are you most looking forward to when you’re in Copenhagen?

S: Just playing, playing, playing!

R/J: Finally, do you have a message for the readers of ESC Views?

S: Thank you very much for your support. I am happy to be part of the ESC this year!

Well from reading that interview, I can say that Switzerland’s definitely preparing to put on a show for Copenhagen! Hopefully, we’re going to see something amazing on stage, but who knows? So what did you think of the interview? Is Sebalter high on your rankings? And how well do you think Switzerland will do in Denmark? Feel free to tell us what you think by commenting below!