Here in the Eurovision Fam we want to feature YOU! No, not all of you, but a few YOUs in the Eurovision Song Contest fandom. As always, this is a site where we are highlighting and centering the voices of individuals who are not from Eurovision participating countries.
Check out the latest Eurovision Family Member:
Kaick (pronounced Kah-ee-kee)
Where are you from?
When and how did you discover the Eurovision Song Contest?
I discovered it in 2018, on YouTube, from the repercussion to Netta’s win in Lisbon! The song was so unique and to my taste that I had to stay around!
What is your all-time favorite Eurovision Song?
Who is your favorite Eurovision winner?
Jamala – 1944 because it tells such a compelling and hard hitting story that’s very personal to the artist, and at the same time, sends an important message on peace to the world, all wrapped in a dark, ethnic and involving musical package with Jamala’s incredible vocals and performance on top!
What is your favorite Eurovision Contest year?
I don’t have a definite answer to this but I want to say 1997 because it’s at the crossroads between two distinct eras of the contest and combines the striking modernity of the hosting with so many songs that feel authentic and are capable of showing perfectly what the country that they represent has to offer, both from the old and the new. I believe 2009 has the same vibe so I consider it a tie! (Honorable mentions to 2008 and 2018!)
If you could change one thing about the Eurovision Song Contest what would it be and why?
I would love if the countries stopped with the mentality of “writing songs for Eurovision” because, while some of these songs come out indeed very good, it’s a creative block and puts the songs in a box where they shouldn’t be limited to. The organizers of the contest also need to work harder to bring the old countries back and perhaps bring Kazakhstan with them too! (If necessary ignore this last one hahaha I go overboard sometimes)
What do you LOVE about being in the Eurovision fan community?
I love the openness and all of the mutual love that we have for this diversity and supporting the show and the artists even when there’s literally nothing going on! The community has been very warm to me and I made some great friends here, with whom we share experiences and help each other when we need!
What is the hardest thing about being a fan NOT from a participating country?
It’s definitely hard to be so far away and having no one in real life to speak to about the contest, the added difficulty to attend and to be near all your favorite artists and knowing you won’t be able to vote or to feel the excitement of seeing your country win and welcoming the show on the following year and all that comes with it!
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