COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – During the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen the interval act was reduced to a short act called “Joyful” performed Momoland to the music of Beethoven’s “Ode To Joy” because the show was too long after the dress rehearsal.
During the Jury Final the night before the interval act was totally different and the act with “Joyful” was the ending of the act based on #MyEurovisionIdea which was called “Eurovision 2075”. The act started with a video of host Pilou Asbæk who welcomed to the Eurovision Song Contest 2075 with all countries in the world participating for the first time.
As a new thing in the competition five singers should participate in a so-called “show down” where they are fighting for one microphone to sing in. In the end they climbed up five stairs to sing “Joyful”. Only the ending was presented during the Grand Final. You can see the interval act with “Eurovision 2075” from the Jury Final here.
DID YOU KNOW?
The music to “Joyful” was “Ode to Joy” is best known for its use by Ludwig van Beethoven in the final movement of his Ninth Symphony. Beethoven’s tune was adopted as the Anthem of Europe by the Council of Europe in 1972, and subsequently the European Union.