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!

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Karl
Karl
7 years ago

I agree with Charles in that there should be more diversity in Eurovision when it comes to genres. A constant stereotype of Eurovision is, what Charles has said, bubblegum dance pop that most people dismiss as monotonous. And what’s adding to that stereotype is that most Eurovision fans like it that way – and dismiss any other song that’s different from their brand of genre as boring (ballads) or noisy (rock songs). And as we have seen in this year’s results, it seems for televoters and jurors alike, they would pick anything that an average stereotypical Eurovision fan hates –… Read more »

Dhani
7 years ago

shut up Charles. no one wants to read that roman you have posted

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

We should check out Ukraine’s performances in 2009. I’m quite certain she didn’t sing live…

Tha
Tha
7 years ago

I love this guy, his performance was great, one of the bests that night, should be in top 5.

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

The coolest thing I can comment on this video is more about the fact that for a nice and needed change we had some great folk songs taking part creating some desperate necessary contrast to all the dance stuff. This was not my favourite I went for Malta and The Netherlands of course but overall I applaud these choices far more enthusiastically than what Israel or Macedonia decided to bring in to the game … and with no success at all. People need to start think differently musicallywise and not just chew the same bubble gum everybody else has already:… Read more »

eurovision-berlin
7 years ago

Lena’s singing was precision, too. I am convinced that an additional tape with voice is running to prevent the worst. Some verses the singer sings love, some verses are playback.
http://eurovision-berlin.blogspot.de/2011/04/did-lena-really-sing-live.html