With just a few days left until Melodifestivalen goes live, Eurofans are already looking north to Sweden. Artists competing in the first semi-final of Europe’s favourite national selection are in Göteborg rehearsing, while hosts Robin and Sanna are busy learning their script by heart. And, as it stokes anticipation for the big event, SVT has today released the photos of this year’s stage. Surely it’s expensive, but the renderings are leaving us slightly underwhelmed.
Forty cubes hang above the stage, and they have fixed lights inside them. The Swedes view this as innovation, but some may view it as dated and ugly. That’s not to say they won’t werk it for every kroner it’s worth. After two years of hibernation, the LED wall will return to #melfest and the stage will stretch 21×24 meters wide.
In addition, the greenroom will be fitted next to that stage, marking the end of the catwalk. To cover the time singers used to walk, SVT will prepare short interviews, while showing the artist spinning.
SVT will select the songs played during the artist’s introduction. The artists will not decide. These songs will be specially written for Melodifestivalen.