Eurovision Songs Contest of 2011 brought out the best in many newer artists. Many of them were able to better define their country’s cultures and traditions. Others were able to set the record by singing in languages rarely sung before. The backdrop, zoom and imagery in each of the following Top 10 Eurovision Contest Videos of 2011 were astounding and deserve recognition.
Artist: Amaury Vassili
Song: “Sognu” (English: “Dream”)
Description: Singing in Corsican language, Amaury Vassili did an excellent job singing to the tune. The video zoomed in on Vassili exceptionally well when his voice pitched and as different musicians were playing. The scenery and the visual effects were stunning and made one dream the lyrics Vassili sung.
Song: I’m Still Alive
Description: This video does an excellent job at presenting some of Slovakia’s greatest moments in sports. The camera zooms, and the slow motioning compliments the lyrics.
Artists: Ell & Nikki
Song: Running Scared
Description: Ell & Nikki did an excellent job at choreographing the lyrics in the video of this song. You can visualize and feel their affection and love as they sang the lyrics.
Artists: Loukas Giorkas featuring Stereo Mike
Song: Watch My Dance
Description: The setting complimented the song and lyrics as the ancient ruins are seen against the blue light. Cameras were able to zoom in on Loukas Giorkas as he sang in traditional Greek style music. Stereo Mike did an excellent job in preparing viewers for Giorkas in this video in modern hip hop style.
Artist: Anastasia Vinnikova
Song: I Love Belarus
Description: The song was originally named “I am Belarussian.” but was changed to the current title because it was sung in public in the summer of 2010. The video mostly shows Vinnikova singing solo, who puts on moves that are well in tuned with the music. The video adds traditional dancers to define Belarus.
Artist: Mika Newton
Description: The trends and the attire in this video were astounding. The scenes left viewers awestruck. As the camera zoomed in on the specifics and stopped to emphasize a scene or a body motion, one could not help but feel the beat of the song.
Artist: Witloof Bay
Song: With Love Baby
Description: This song is distinctive as it is the first song to be sung without musical instruments and other effects. The video illustrated an excellent beat and drew on music of various styles from pop to jazz.
Artist: Magdalena Tul
Description: This video was an excellent way to open Eurovision Songs Contest 2011. There were tons of moves that made the song in this video vivacious and vibrant. Tul is featured in white between choreographic dancers. The effects in the video are surreal and are very postmodern.
Artist: Paradise Oskar
Song: Da Da Dam
Description: The setting of this video complimented the lyrics sung by Paradise Oskar. The video continued to zoom in at the singer and continuously did an up-close view as he played the guitar.
Artist: Nadin Beiler
Song: The Secret Is Love
Description: Nadine Beiler looked stunning in a black dress with gemstones and high heals. The video was zoomed in from above and the light was shinning on her as the stage behind her was darkened. She looked just like a star shining bright on stage in this video.