The CVT Eurovision Mode Run Down

It’s that time of year when the whole world goes mad for Eurovision! This year as many of our colleagues are in Lisbon RIGHT NOW singing for Iceland, we thought we would join in the fun!

Want to know what your faviourite Eurovision Singers are doing? Here is our Complete Vocal Technique quick overview of how each Eurovision Finalist is singing and in which modes to help you easily identify what to work on if you want to sound like your favourite Eurovisionsingers.

You may want to sing along to each singer as they perform live, so here is our Eurovision Quicksheet to help you access the modes

01. Ukraine

MELOVIN – Under the Ladder

Vocal Modes:

  • Reduced neutral
  • Curbing (listen to the ‘uh’
  • Overdrive
  • Some edge

Vocal Effects:

  • Air
  • Vibrato
  • Growl with slight rattle

Sound Colour:

  • coming soon

Range:

  • coming soon

 02. Spain

Amaia y Alfred – Tu Cancion

Vocal Modes:

  • Reduced neutral
  • Overdrive
  • Some edge

Vocal Effects:

  • Air
  • Vibrato
  • Creak

Sound Colour:

  • coming soon

Range:

  • coming soon

03. Slovenia

Lee SIrk – Hvala, ne!

Woop Woop, Lets GO – classic Euro pop club classic from a pink haired popstrel!

Vocal Modes:

  • Reduced Edge
  • Full Edge
  • Some Neutral

Vocal Effects:

  • Vibrato
  • Ornamentation
  • Air
  • Vocal Break

Sound Colour:

  • coming soon

Range:

  • coming soon

 04. Lithuania

Leva Zasimauskiate – When We’re Old

Singing in their own language, LIthuania bring out a sweet heartfelt ballad

Vocal Modes:

  • Neutral
  • Neutral with Air
  • Medium Edge
  • Full Edge
  • Medium Overdrive)

Vocal Effects:

  • Growl
  • Vibrato of varying speeds
  • Vocal Breaks (lots of them!)

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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05. Austria

Cesiar Sampson – Nobody But You

Wow Rivaling some of the best soul singers out there and pulling out all of the stops – great range

Vocal Modes:

  • Neutral
  • Neutral with Air
  • Medium Edge
  • Full Edge
  • Medium Overdrive)

Vocal Effects:

  • Growl
  • Vibrato of varying speeds
  • Vocal Breaks (lots of them!)

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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06. Estonia

Elina Nechayeva – La Forza

Bringing in the Opera ‘Diva’ Esque style and wearing an amazing 60.000 Euro led enabled dress and perfect teeth

Vocal Modes:

  • Neutral!!!
  • A bit of medium Edge at the bottom
  • Moving towards the whistle at the end at a high F6 but she doesn’t quite need to – not Queen of the Night high but still pretty HIGH

Vocal Effects:

  • Vibrato!!

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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07. Norway

Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write a Song

Vocal Modes:

  • Neutral!!!
  • A bit of medium Edge at the bottom
  • Moving towards the whistle at the end at a high F6 but she doesn’t quite need to – not Queen of the Night high but still pretty HIGH

Vocal Effects:

  • Vibrato of varying speeds

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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08. Portugal

Claudia Pascoal – O Jardim

Vocal Modes:

  • coming soon

Vocal Effects:

  • coming soon

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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09. United Kingdom

SuRie – Storm

Raise a toast to Sir Terry Wogan – the voice of Eurovision past  – bring on the storm and a fantastic stage storm from a protestor

Vocal Modes:

  • Dark Coloured Neutral and air with a touch of Edge on the O
  • Medium Edge on the beliive’ and getting towards full edge on the final high note but live not quite centreed!

Vocal Effects:

  • Air
  • Vibrato in parts

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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10. Serbia

Sanja Ilic & Balkanika – Nova Deca

Classic Balkan singing with plenty of edge and vocal breaks and a fair amount of ornamentation

Vocal Modes:

  • Dark Coloured Medium Edge in the low part for the ladies
  • Reduced Edge in the higher parts (hear the slight uh’ over the top?)
  • Quieter Neutral with air on the bottle

Vocal Effects:

  • Air
  • Vocal Breaks
  • Vibrato
  • Ornmamention

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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11. Germany

Michael Schulte  – You Let Me Walk Alone

Germans answer to Ed Sheeran sounds like more support work is needed as we have some uncontrolled constrictions but they work very nicely with the style.

Vocal Modes:

  • Overdrive in the high Ohhhhhhhh
  • Medium Edge on some of the verse and my ears hear some curved reduced and stuck in the old byway

Vocal Effects:

  • Air
  • Very slight distortion but this may be uncontrolled
  • Vibrato
  • Ornamentation

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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12. Albania

Eugent Bushpepa – Mall

Oooh a lovely folky stompy pop song – reminds me of Richard Marx.

Vocal Modes:

  • Dark reduced Edge Ma Dreeeeem
  • High loads of cool edge
  • but look how easy it is – moving into screams and reduced edge territory , you can hear towards the end some actual neutral pure and some amazing twang on that high F
  • Tiny part of knoedle
  • Some great Overdrive

Vocal Effects:

  • Great subtle distortion and rattle mix
  • subtle Vocal Breaks
  • Vibrato
  • Ornmamention
  • Loads of Twang and a lot of overtones that give it that great full sound

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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13. France

Madame Monsieur – Mercy

Dark and brooding

Vocal Modes:

  • Dark Medium breathy edge on the lower part
  • Medium Edge on the main chorus – very french Celine
  • Neutral and a little bit of subtle curb towards the end

Vocal Effects:

  • Loads of Air, well controlled
  • Vibrato

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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14. Czech Republic

Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me

Perfect Pop, cross between scat man and prince of Bel Air

Vocal Modes:

  • Lower medum Edge on the low rap – almost too low – speech like
  • Neutral on the pre chorus as a timberlake, sticking to the medium edge
  • Sounds like we need more support on the lower part
  • Check out the shout – whats up Eurovision

Vocal Effects:

  • Not many

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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15. Denmark

Rasmussen – Higher Ground

Vocal Modes:

  • Edge all the way
  • Needs support
  • Lower medum Edge on the low rap – almost too low – speech like
  • Neutral on the pre chorus as a timberlake, sticking to the medium edge
  • Sounds like we need more support on the lower part
  • Check out the shout – whats up Eurovision

Vocal Effects:

  • Vocal Breaks overboard
  • Close Harmony singing
  • Neutral on the high
  • Air
  • Key Change

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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16. Australia

Jessica Maubey – We got love

Power Pop Song

Vocal Modes:

  • Edge all the way
  • Interchanged with overdrive

Vocal Effects:

  • Shed load of vibrato

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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17. Finland

Saara Aalto – Monsters

Another Power Pop Song from Finland

Vocal Modes:

  • Edge all the way
  • Interchanged with overdrive
  • Neutral for the high break

Vocal Effects:

  • Vocal Breaks
  • Shed load of vibrato
  • Distortion on the I aint scared

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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18. Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s answer to Ran bone man boy band Sam Smith meets Rag n Bone Man meets Sia

Vocal Modes:

  • Overdrive
  • Lots of Neutral
  • Neutral with Air
  • Loads of Edge

Vocal Effects:

  • Vocal Effects Used
  • Shed load of vibrato
  • Tonnes of Ornamentation

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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19. Moldova

Moldova appear to be doing some sort of strange Matt Bianco meets Bucks Fizz – funnily enough Graham Norton just said that if they win they would be the first band to win in a yellow dress since Jay Aston in bucks Fizz

Vocal Modes:

  • Neutral mostly
  • Man in Red has some overdrivey edge for us

Vocal Effects:

  • Harmonies but pretty straight singing with vibrato

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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20. Sweden

Sweden’s answer to Justin Timberlake meets Bieber

Vocal Modes:

  • Medium Edge and lots of neutral
  • Reduced Edge – listen to the ‘uh’ over the top of the words (oh yeah curby curb curb)
  • Very light sound colour
  • Sounds like he needs a little more support
  • Nasal Sound

Vocal Effects:

  • Harmonies
  • Air

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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21. Hungary

AWS

Metal!!! Well Smooth pop prog metal with an indie feel

Vocal Modes:

  • Neutral
  • Reduced Edge made meatier with Growl and Distortion
  • Overdrive

Vocal Effects:

  • Distortion
  • Growl
  • Rattle
  • Combined Effects
  • Death Grown/Grunt (awesome)
  • Screaming
  • Creak (High)

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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22. Israel

Clucking like a chicken with an urban Israeli beat

Vocal Modes:

  • A fair bit of reduced even though there is a big sound
  • Neutral
  • Reduced Edge made meatier with Distortion

Vocal Effects:

  • Growl
  • Air
  • Distortion on the end – subtle and gorgeous
  • Vibrato

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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23. The Netherlands

Country Rock with a great Bon Jovi feel and a tiny touch of Steve Tyler

Vocal Modes:

  • Loads of Twang
  • Edge
  • Harmonies in neutral
  • Reduced Neutral with distortion
  • Overdive in parts

Vocal Effects:

  • Distortion
  • Some crosses over with Rattle
  • Growl
  • Creaking

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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24. Ireland

Ryan O’Shaughnessy

Vocal Modes:

  • Neutral
  • Reduced Neutral (Chorus)
  • Medium Edge

Vocal Effects:

  • Air
  • Creaking (Some unintentional)

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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25. Cyprus

Fuego

Big Euro Pop Song from the Cyprus answer to Beyonce – lets GO!!

Vocal Modes:

  • Reduced Neutral
  • Medium Edge
  • Overdrive (FuEH Gohhh)

Vocal Effects:

  • Air
  • Creaking (Some unintentional)
  • Vibrato

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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26. Italy

Gypsy drinking song with plenty of passion and effects and the word BAMBINO in it a LOT

Vocal Modes:

  • Neutral
  • Overdrive
  • Edge

Vocal Effects:

  • Creak
  • Distortion
  • Rattle
  • Creaking

Sound Colour:

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Range:

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Eurovision Modes