|Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on March 18, 2018 at 11:10 AM|
AWS for sure the loudest entree of this year and maybe the once who were most surprised by being selected spoke to us.
Örs (vocals), Roni (drums) and Bence (guitar) answered our questions. Read now what the told us about Portugal & Co.
1. When you think about Portugal, what is the first thing having in mind?
Bence: Luis Figo
Örs: Good wines, beautiful country, and of course Moonspell!
Roni: I love Portuguese language, and of course the ocean.
2. Have you ever been to Lisbon and what did you like the most? Or what are you the most excited about Lisbon, if it is your first time?
Bence: I’ve never been there yet, so I'm more than excited about it. I heard that there are many beautiful sights, tasty dishes and nice people.
Örs: This will be my first time and I’m really exited! I want to see all the monuments of your city. For example the miradouros, the Cathedral, the Castle of St. George and the Santa Justa lift.
Roni: I've never been there before, and the first thing I would like to do is watching the ocean from the city.
3. What was your reaction about the victory of Salvador last year?
Örs: I think he was a pioneer. I agree with him that there is no need for so much glitter and fuss. Celebrities are just the same as everyone else, everyone is equal.
4. How did the idea come up to participate at the national final? And how surprised have you been about winning?
Örs: I never thought that we could win. I’m so proud that I can represent my country, and my subculture in the ESC.
Bence: We'd like to show that there's a scene, a complete genre, which should get much more attention in the media. We were totally shocked, when we heard our name at the final.
Roni: We just wanted to write a typical AWS song, but it became something beyond that goal, and we decided to sign it up for the contest.
5. What was your link to Eurovision so far?
Örs: I liked it when Lordi blew up the stage...
Roni: I knew Abba was a winner, and Abba is great, but when Lordi won the contest it was the best.
6. What do you expect from Eurovision for your musical career?
Örs: I don’t want to be a typical celebrity, I want to have concerts in my country, and I want to tell everybody: metalheads are not as scary as many people think.
Roni: A lot of new knowledge about music and music industry.
Bence: We hope that we'll reach more and more people with our music and our message.
7. What does the theme “All aboard” means to you?
Örs: I think equality is the most important catchword of these days. This applies to all nations, groups, people and attitudes. By participating as a metal band in Eurovision, the slogan is even more powerful for us.
Roni: Something which makes us work ALL together on a great thing.
8. Eurovision this year will be without big LED walls, what do you think about that fact?
Örs: Talent can be and should be visible without LED walls as well.
Bence: We don't have LED walls on our shows either so it'll be familiar for us.
Roni: I like the idea, because we can focus more on the music instead.
9.. The inspiration for the theme of this year was the ocean. Which meaning does it has for you?
Örs: I never saw the ocean, this'll be my first time. But the ocean for me is freedom, infinity and incomprehensible.
Bence: I’ve been in love with the ocean since I was a child. I have tattoos with whales and other cetaceans so I'm very happy about this year’s theme.
Roni: I love the ocean. I am also in awe, but it's the most beautiful thing in our world I think.
10. What is the story behind your song?
Örs: I lost my father one year ago. The song is about losing someone you really loved, it’s about dealing with death – a topic which is very poorly treated in our culture. If we got to know it and learned how to process it, we could have a much happier life.
Roni: It's about to say goodbye to somebody who died, and learning how to deal with those feelings.
Thanks Örs, Bence and Roni for the interview and sure you will be unforgetable at Eurovision.
Pedro de Almeida