MAY 02: BACKSTAGE STORIES
HAPPY WALL FLASH MOB
On May 1st, Ukrainian representative at Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Mariya Yaremchuk and all Ukrainian delegation in Copenhagen, Denmark, shown their support to Ukrainian people in such difficult times. Mariya and her team stated “Proud to be Ukrainian” at special analog interactive pixel screen – Happy Wall which became huge art work from wooden boards in the middle of Copenhagen.
ROMANIAN DAY 3 JOURNAL
A screaming alarm in the hotel where the Romanian delegation is accommodated woke up Paula Seling and OVI early this morning. Everybody got down in the lobby, dizzy from the sudden awakening, but, in the end, it turned up to be a false alarm… For May 2nd, when the artists from the first semifinal have their second rehearsal, Paula and OVI planned to meet Aram, Armenia’s representative, as well as choreography rehearsals and vocal exercises. In the meantime, Liana Stanciu, Romania’s head of delegation, continues the discussions with the organizers’ professionals, in order to make sure that the second rehearsal will be better for Paula Seling and OVI.
After a morning reserved to international media interviews, yesterday’s afternoon was a fun time for the Romanian artists, who met Teo from Belarus, Vilija Matačiūnaitė – Lithuania, Can-Linn (featuring Kasey Smith) from Ireland, Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd ho represent Greece and Sebalter from Switzerland. Journalists and fans gathered on the most beautiful promenade in Copenhagen, to record colored moments for the Eurovision archive. Short jam-sessions were very appreciated by passengers and the artists had the chance to talk, take pictures together and wish each other luck in the contest. Paula Seling, always admired when in public, took pictures with tourists and fans, among which a Danish man who had taken his cat for a walk…
In the evening, Paula Seling and OVI opened the party at EuroClub, performing for the fans both Miracle and Playing with Fire. Lots of Eurovision fans gathered at EuroClub to sing and dance together, most of them knowing by heart the lyrics of the Romanians’ songs. Suzi from Portugal and the Swiss Sebalter also performed there last night. The Romanian team has the second rehearsal at B&W Hallerne on Saturday, the 3rd of May. Starting 7 p.m., Paula Seling and OVI have in their schedule the stage rehearsal, the viewing room, the press conference and other interviews.
THE MAKING OF MEI’S VIDEOCLIP
On April 29th we brought you the exclusive interview with Israeli representative, Mei Finegold. In the article a new video for her song “Same Heart” was presented. Today we are giving some pictures from the filming of the video. In just six days Mei will perform in the second semifinal.
DILARA’S 3D COPY
Dilara Kazimova, Azerbaijani entry for Eurovision 2014, has enjoyed a chance to combine her two passions in life: music and love for animals. Just before the Eurovision in her native Azerbaijan Dilara has supported the production of merchandising line with her image for sale. The money collected from sales of branded goods will be given to Azerbaijani animal welfare organizations. On May 2nd during the press conference in Copenhagen Dilara will present to journalists even more unique souvenir – a 100% copy of herself created with a 3D printer in colour. Such an exclusive gift was given to Dilara by technology-friendly fans from Copenhagen. The creators of the project have agreed that Dilara can sell her 3D copy on eBay and funds collected from the deal will be sent to a Danish animal shelter Dyreværnets that she visited yesterday. A full copy of Dilara is 20 cm high and looks exactly like her. This figure is the unique one-off a copy and will become a priceless trophy for a lucky Eurovision fan. “A day in the animal shelter was very emotional to me. I wanted to take all animals home. But now I’m happy that with this auction I can contribute to the animal shelter,” said Dilara. Earlier on April 30th Dilara did a volunteer shift together with Hungarian entry András Kállay-Saunders at Copenhagen’s animal shelter Dyreværnets.