The preparations for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm are in full swing, and today all of Europe and indeed the world were invited to the event with the 60 second film, Welcome All. The film is an invitation to all participating countries and viewers to Come Together.
"The film embodies the concept that SVT have developed for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest and the core values that our event stands for. Our slogan is Come Together and I am absolutely delighted to invite all of Europe with a film that includes and welcomes all", said Christer Björkman, Contest Producer.
The film was produced in Europe by INGO for SVT and captures the values of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Public Service values of Host Broadcaster SVT and the values of Stockholm as the host city. The film has been published online and will be offered to all countries that are broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest.
Welcome people, Welcome heroes
Welcome celebrities, Welcome zeros
Welcome courage, Welcome fear
Welcome laugh, Welcome tear
Welcome mellow, Welcome joy
Welcome girl, Welcome boy
Welcome humble, Welcome vain
Welcome Estonia, Welcome Spain
Welcome hetero, Welcome gay
Welcome to leave, Welcome to stay
Everyone – welcome!
Written by Josefine Richards.