Sanna Nielsen, one of the favourites to win Eurovision, has just revealed her plans for the 59th Eurovision Song Contest. Once again she’s going to light it up.

Christer Bjorkman, Sweden’s head of delegation, says Sanna will bring the drama with an amazing light display. He has decided not to change the basic look of her performance from Melodifestivalen. However, there will be some minor changes to polish this already brilliant stage performance.

sanna nielsen eurovision stage plan

Sanna will stand on an octagonal podium, which will be black and a little sparkly.“It will seem like it’s actually floating”, Bjorkman said. There will also be 18 lights around her, even more than at #melfest.

The goal is to make the spectators feel that they are closer to the performer, in a modern and elegant way. As for Sanna, she will wear a stunning dress to showcase her not as an adult, but as a young star. (As you’ll remember, Europe was shocked to learn that Miss Nielsen is only 29. See photo comparison with Ace Wilder at #19 here). We hope she ditches the pantsuits.

sanna nielsen eurovision stage plan

The dangling crystals from MF will not make an appearance and nothing will hang from the ceiling, except for a disco ball at the end of the performance. Please note: Alcazar will not emerge from inside!

Sweden’s return to darkness smacks of Loreen in 2012! They are taking this real serious, y’all…..

Photos: SVT

Billy Xifaras contributed this report from Greece. Follow him on Twitter at @bill_xifaras. You can also keep up-to-date on the latest Eurovision news and liking our Facebook page.

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S
S
7 years ago

Smart Swedes…

davve
davve
7 years ago

Good luck sweden

hilt
hilt
7 years ago

I’d like to see Paparizou from Sweden; she’s much better than Sanna.

hilt
hilt
7 years ago

That’s the worst Swedish song ever (since 2001), sorry

This is my opinion
This is my opinion
7 years ago

I believe Sanna is gonna win go Sanna go go you are the winner, 😉

Msig
Msig
7 years ago

@Branko: There was a difference, as Trackshittaz wanted ALL lights to be turned off.

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

@nauportus90: Sanna is just doing what she’s supposed to do: SING not bring a full circus to the stage to distract you from what really matters: listening to her singing … but apparently you listen with your eyes! Bizarre!

Arianna
7 years ago

The disco ball in Sanna’s performance sounds so peculiar! I guess it will also be really shiny and reflect well with the performance. This sounds like Sanna’s staging will have a stunning effect. So excited :D! Yay for no more mom outfits

jumper
jumper
7 years ago

The crystal will make it more classy

Zach
Zach
7 years ago

I wish they could have kept the crystals they made it seem so elegant. I just loved watching it in her performance at MF.

D
D
7 years ago

The song is eh, narrowly misses out on my top ten. If Ace won I would’ve actually been rooting for my country but Sanna’s just eh for me. Never was a big fan of her actually. I can only hope Ace pulls a Loreen and comes back next year with an even better song and wins it all.

Sulejman Hadzic
7 years ago

@Mex where are you from?

Branko
Branko
7 years ago

by the way… I am still shocked about the age comparison between Sanna and Ace!

Branko
Branko
7 years ago

why does sweden always get one of the best staging… for example 2012 austria wanted to have dark stage but was not allowed, but sweden was… it is strange

Mex
Mex
7 years ago

@Sulejman Hadzic – your opinion is biased. 😉 Your favorite is Sanna, so… Nevertheless, good luck Sweden.

t
t
7 years ago

This will look amazing on stage.

Thiefo
Thiefo
7 years ago

I actually liked her performance in MF, so I’m glad she’s sticking to the same concept, I think it really worked with her song, let’s see how it improves for the B&W stage.

dowager97
dowager97
7 years ago

I’m glad Sanna will stick with simplicity. Often with a power ballad, less is more. Let’s hope she delivers a really memorable vocal on the night, as I’m sure she will 🙂

Lepke
Lepke
7 years ago

Sanna for the win!

nauportus90
nauportus90
7 years ago

sanna really needs to work on her stage presence. her melodifestivalen performance was kind of bland-she was just standing there and doing some awkward moves while there was a lightshow going on around her. you can’t rely solely on special effects, darling!

Sara Wess
Sara Wess
7 years ago

my top 5
1.Armenia
2.Russia
3.Icelan
4.Sweden
5.Ukraine

Sulejman Hadzic
7 years ago

@Mex- Let’s wait and see. So enjoy being jealous meanwhile 😀

Mex
Mex
7 years ago

Since when this type of performance is “brilliant”? I don’t see anything spectacular, just lights beneath its platform while everything else being dark. The darkness looked weird on screen (MF). Considering how they, the Swedes, never (in the past few years) change the camera-plan for its entries, this won’t be as spectacular as this press-release says. Oh, well…nevermind. 🙂

Sulejman Hadzic
7 years ago

I think Sweden will win. Go Sanna!

This is my opinion
This is my opinion
7 years ago

Beautiful ballad bautiful voice for me it’s a winner, my 12 points is for Anna Neilsen for SWEDEN this year becaus ethe song is my number one favourite and whatever colors, acts they use on stage will not stop me liking the song, I am sure she will sing her true voice out hitting the right notes to deliver best stage perforamance

marinek
marinek
7 years ago

WELL DONE SANNA!
TOP THREE
GREECE
SWEDEN
ARMENIA