Ever wonder what happens in the arena when the postcards are playing? Well, this video reveals all. Filmed by our friends at ESC Insight, it shows the super fast changeover that happened between Sweden and Iceland’s performance in the first semi-final.
While viewers at home watched Pollapönk project their national flag onto an icy waterfall, the stage crew back in the B&W Hallerne had less than one minute to undo Sanna’s spotlight platform, remove her disco ball and bring in the Icelandic band’s gear, before they disappeared through the secret doors in the grid, like magical showbiz elves.
The timing is so tight that the final Polli reaches his microphone just moments before the music starts. It’s a real credit to the stage crew that they managed to flawlessly set up all the hamster wheels, circular pianos, trampolines, and not to mention the dozens of microphones of 2014 in less than one minute, without a hint to home viewers of what was happening.
Here’s the Icelandic postcard one more time: