Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Eurovision and a Song Writing Prompt (Never Forget)

I'm currently in revision mode, so posting on here will be more sporadic than usual for the next week or so. But-- BUT!

Last week was the final for the Eurovision Song Contest. As I've mentioned in past posts, I'm addicted to the wonderful yearly cheesiness that is the ESC. (Seriously-- Russia came in second this year with seven grandmothers singing "Party for Everybody." You can't say no to babushki!) But for every uber-cheesy song, you'll have some great club/dance music (Greece! Ahhh! That was AWESOME), some radio-ready songs (like Germany's), or some very pretty ballads.

The one song that really stood out for me this year was Mundu Eftir Mér  (Never Forget) by Greta and Jonsi from Iceland. It's pretty, ballad-y, epic, and I just fell in love with the song.

Then... I saw their English music video:

and the writer in me screamed "Writing Prompt!" "Writing Prompt!!!!" because the imagery and story were just SO perfect. In this one video, I can see:

1. A contemporary
2. A fairy-tale-like contemporary fantasy
3. A fantasy
4. A sci-fi
5. A dystopian
6. A paranormal romance
7. An excuse to stare at pretty Icelandic scenery and oooh and ahhhh over the Aurora Borealis in the background

Do you see something worth writing about in this video? (or do you REALLY, REALLY hate this song and now hate me?)


  1. Oh, I loved the video. Very visually stimulating! Great imagery. The kids do an amazing job, love the violin playing, way cool.

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    2. The kids are definitely awesome. And the violin? You should see the videos of her doing it "live" during the song contest. She's like some sort of violin rock star.

      AND ((HUGS)) for the award! I'll be over to your blog soon to properly squee!! I'm sorry it's taken me this long to respond-- hopefully once the baby shower is over this weekend, I'll have more time *crosses fingers*

  2. Wow, that scenery and the strings were fantastic in the video! I agree with you, this could be a really great writing prompt. :)