With examples stretching from 2014 right back to 1959, this week's 'Every Song A Story' video essay looks at framing a Eurovision performance . How do you film the classic stories of boy meets girl, boy leaves girl, girl decides they need to get back together, boy tries to run away, and beyond?
The visual element of a performance at The Eurovision Song Contest can play a huge part in a winning song. In our new series of video essays, Ewan looks at the impact of cinematography on the Song Contest, starting with how visual moments can build a connection between the singer and the viewer.
Watching back the Grand Final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest over a welcome Scottish breakfast, Vikki leans over to me and asks "did you spot the lyric change at the end?" Wait a minute. Strike that, Conchita. Reverse it. What lyric change?