It’s no secret that a lot of preparation goes into making the live Eurovision broadcasts run like a well-oiled machine. We’ve already seen the stage crew swing into action during the postcards, but this video gives an idea of how precise all the camera work is.
Sebalter’s two performances from the semi-final and final are played side by side in this video, courtesy of Swiss ESC site douzepoints.ch. While the Swiss singer and his band of merry men perform “Hunter of Stars”, the pyrotechnics, camera work and editing are virtually identical between the two shows.
And consider that all the performers have to be in exactly the right place at the right time for all those predetermined camera shots. Easy when it’s someone like Sanna Nielsen standing in one place, but a lot more complicated when there’s some movement, like with Sebalter’s stroll down the catwalk or Twin Twin’s lively performance. So that’s what all the rehearsing was for!