Time for a Eurovision Winning Mash-upWritten by Ewan Spence on December 3, 2012 | 4 Comments

There was something a little familiar about Anastasiya Petryk’s winning performance for Ukraine at Junior Eurovision weekend. A hint of Euphoria perhaps? See what you think…

There were enough echoes in Petryk’s stage show at the Amsterdam Music Hall, along with the musical style, that a few people online pointed out the similarities to Loreen’s Euphoria – the winning song at the Adult Eurovision in May. So what if we were to smash those two elements together?

Little Loreen, anyone?

And now that Junior Eurovision 2012 is over, what happens next? There are many challenges facing the Junior Contest, and we’ve started a conversation around them here on ESC Insight.

About The Author: Ewan Spence

British Academy (BAFTA) nominated broadcaster and writer Ewan Spence is the voice behind The Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast and one of the driving forces behind ESC Insight. Having had an online presence since 1994, he is a noted commentator around the intersection of the media, internet, technology, mobility and how it affects us all. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, his work has appeared on the BBC, The Stage, STV, and The Times. You can follow Ewan on Twitter (@ewan) and Facebook (facebook.com/ewanspence).

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4 responses to “Time for a Eurovision Winning Mash-up”

  1. Rob says:

    Funny with the music from Loreen, I say yes…Much the Same act!!! But Anastasiya her song was more down I think, a bit Sad, and She had a dark voice also. But for a ten year old, a prettig good voice!

  2. David says:

    That’s not a mashup Ewan. That’s just putting the audio from an excellent song over the video to an exceptionally dull dirge performed by something that would be more at home appearing in an episode of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding! Sorry, but I don’t get this at all.

  3. I think this makes it clear:

    “We take a song – the one song referred to in the title – then the tune of this first or one song is dispensed with, retaining only the words, so one song actually means one set of words. Now, a set of words to a song without a tune is no good to anyone, so replacement music is required, which is where the second song comes in. I see you’re scratching your head. Well, that’s what the word ‘another’ alludes to. Song two, or another as we know it, is already equipped with its own set of words so what we do is pretend that it’s an instrumental.

    In other words, another song with only a tune to which one song with only words can be sung. And there it is in a nutshell.” – Humphrey Lyttleton.

  4. cblemuel says:

    it is the videogrpahy format of loreen was copied or applied to anastasiya performance.

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