FAN REACTIONS ON DR’S CHOICE
Danish Radio got some ctriticize on its decision to host again the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen while Horsens and Herning reacted to the monopoly of the Danish capital. It is the third time the country hosts the contest and again it will be in Copenhagen.
But what are the international reactions from fans and press representatives. Overall the social media reactions regarding the DR choice for city and venue are more than positive as most of us wanted to go to Denmark and attend Eurovision 2014. Key factor for our travel was the accommodation and the access to a nearby international airport.
Danish national broadcaster also asked the opinion of oikotimes.com’s chief editor, Fotis Konstantopoulos who spoke to the official Danish Eurovision website.
What’s do you personally think about ESC in Copenhagen?
I was so happy with the news as Copenhagen is kinda symbolic for me. I was there in 2005 for Congratulations and honestly I had such a great time with my Danish friends and experienced a really great show
What is your impression of the international fans’ opinion about this?
I think lots of fans are happy with the news as they arrange their travel plans and a city like Copenhagen with great hotel offers and a very easy international airport nearby is what we really needed. After all this year almost all of us went to Malmoe through Copenhagen
What do you expect of next year’s show?
As I read in some DR statements, Danish television is eager to bring a new style to Eurovision Song Contest keeping though the traditions on. Somehow I believe that we can see a revamped contest with the old style co existing. Danish made a great and different show in 2001 so that makes DR creative. I am also sure that your aesthetic view, your view on things and your open mind as a nation can make a big difference in 2014.
How do you like the tagline Join Us?
I think it’s one of the best taglines. Why? because I really believe you mean it. I felt the same with 2013 motto “we are one” and sweden kept its promise and we all became one. I am sure you are also determined to join you. Personally I wouldn’t love more than anything to stand by your team in 2014 even as a simple fan.
Have you got a message for DR’s ESC team?
Ι know one thing. DR’s team proven to be one of the most professional and creative team from all national broadcasters I know. And I am proud as a journalist to see professional people like you open to talks and suggestions from simple people like us. So my message is: keep the hard work, you don’t need no advise as I am sure you will impress all of the 170 million viewers next year. I am wishing by heart you have all of the positive energy which Eurovision brings and keep been Danish! We love you for that!