The Danes may have decided to build the Eurovision 2014 stage in a derelict warehouse, but that hasn’t stopped them from polishing it into the finest of diamonds. The first images of the Eurovision stage are out and we totally approve.
The stage will be diamond-shaped and placed just in front of the backstage, where artists will cross their fingers and get excited, happy, furious and anxious. This is actually the traditional setting during the DMGP, the Danish national final. A tall LED screen and another one infront of it, consisting of many cubes fitted together. This feature will give B&W Hall a unique industrial look, just like the one it used to have some decades ago, when it was used as a shipyard. These first images were revealed during the press day at Eurovision In Concert in Amsterdam.
DR selected this event to show the very first stage images. We were live on the scene and can confirm that Eurofans got really excited, clapping about what the crazy Danes have managed to do.
Organisers had set as a goal to connect the slogan, the stage and the general design, and they have surely succeeded in that.
We also had the chance to preview three postcards: from Austria, Finland and the Netherlands. As in Sweden the postcards offer us a glimpse into the lives of the contestants, but they are more colorful and vibrant.
In Austria’s we see Conchita pushing a rack of red and white dresses through the snow to the Opera House. She arranged them and they eventually form the Austrian flag. Finland does this with a block of ice on a boat, and Holland does this with flowers on a boat in an Amsterdam canal. They are lovely and the theme music is great.