- The "eye" consists on 3,225 meters cut into around 1288 tubes with LEDs on the tip.
- The stage has a width of 43 metres, a height of 14 metres, and a depth of 22 metres.
- The circular area where the artists perform has a diameter of 11 meters and the floor consists of 450 LED modules.
- Behind the stage there's a giant LED wall, with a width of 30 metres and a height of 9 metres.
- The LED wall opens in the middle to allow LED circular lights hidden behind to illuminate the stage in certain songs such as Finland, Serbia, Greece, etc. Also, during the 1st semi-final and on the grand final there was an orchestra behind the wall playing "Rise Like a Phoenix". (These LED lights behind the wall are visible in the images below!)
- Aside the LED tubes there's 1400 lights in the arena!
Eurovision also stated that the special camera systems and that the lighting effects were integrated in the stage design, and also stated that for some special effects, 45 metres of metal grids were placed next to the stage edges, and 300 metres of LED strips were used to highlight them (to light the contours of the stage).
For the complete article of made by Eurovison go here!
Also, if you look to the roof during the breaks and at the opening sequences, you may find some balls floating in the air. Don't panic, they won't fall into the audience's head (if you look closely they're attached with wires, lol!)
In 2015, the producers decided to install a Kinetic Sculpture made by a Danish company called Wahlberg.
The installation in front of the stage features 629 white balls with a diameter of 20 centimeters. Each ball has it's own motor which gives the ability to make endless 3D shapes with all of the balls. This kinetic sculpture shone in all the 3 shows during the opening and also on other special moments. It was never used during the performance of any country. But the best moment when this sculpture was used, at least for me was on the opening of the grand final!
(I'll talk more about it in the next posts!)
Now you know - Euro Vision's eye is blue with a sprinkle of rainbow!
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