NORWAY – Norwegian representatives JOWSR and Aleksander Wallmann responded to those wondering if they finally used pre-recorded vocals during their performance in Eurovision Song Contest, a month after the event. It is no secret that NRK wanted to change the rules and allow pre-recorded vocals and some Eurofans watching the performance thought they used them.
JOWST says: I want to say that I am very happy that we got to change the rule for this year, and hopefully It will stay that way for as long as it is a song competition, and not a singing/vocal-competition. To stay up-to-date, regarding the music productions and genres, it has to follow the new things that are being used in the these days, and future music. I am sure that most people do not want the future ESC songs to sound like a Eurovision song, but just a good song. It has many names. Just be sure to don’t call it “Pre recorded backing vocals”. They are pre recorded. But they are not backing vocals. in fact, they are no longer vocals. They are now a digital instrument. The most used lead instrument beside lead vocals in modern/ popular music. I checked todays Global Top 50 at Spotify, and found out that 18 of the top 50 had the type of vocal samples, that would be impossible to do live, because they are so edited, processed, and mixed in to the sound. If these songs were to be presented at the Eurovision Song Contest, they would need to break the old rules, to sound as the was intended. And that’s the point. You want to listen to the song, as it was intended to sound. The contest would not be fair if some of the songs couldn’t be played the way they was made. It’s not just notes and words. It’s communication between sounds and feelings.