Here’s the official announcement of ‘Every Eurovision Song’. As far as we’re concerned, the project is now public, so share, embed, retumblr, re-favourite, and go wild. Let’s get everyone…
‘Every Eurovision Song’ Commences
Operation Every Band has partly inspired another “Every Band” project as Friend of OEB Ewan Spence has tasked himself with quite a feat. As he puts it:
How’s this for an idea? One thousand three hundred and fifty six songs have been sung ‘in Contest’ at Eurovision. That’s a lot of music, but not so much that we can’t listen to them all. With a bit of dedication and community support, could we celebrate our Song Contest through those musical jewels?
Yes we can! Over the next year, in the run up to the 60th Edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, join us in our project to listen to every single song that has taken to the competitive stage at the Song Contest. From ‘De vogels van Holland’ opening up the 1956 Contest, through to the reprise of ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’, follow Ewan as he writes up his thoughts on each song at EveryEurovisionSong.com.
For any clueless Americans like I used to be when it comes to Eurovision, the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) is an annual competition held amongst member countries within the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Each country can submit one song, yielding a continent-wide champion throughout one week every May. Every Eurovision Song (hosted on Tumblr) reads like a history lesson of European pop music and is ear opening for any level of musicologist. Good luck Ewan – looking forward to it!
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All the more impressive considering Operation Every Band tackled the herculean task with a small and (obviously) super-dedicated team of four, compiling the results of the 2,285 artists they saw (that’s an average of over 570 gigs per reviewer) into a huge A-Z ratings compendium, simply called ‘The Spreadsheet‘, described as “an all-encompassing look at the SXSW roster with descriptions and micro-reviews along with our subjective rating.”
Take a look, it’s pretty inspiring. Think of it as the ultimate buzz band guide to your new favourite act.