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.

melodifestivalen stage 2015

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.

greenroom melodifestivalen 2015

The greenroom

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Artist presentation

SVT will select the songs played during the artist’s introduction. The artists will not decide. These songs will be specially written for Melodifestivalen.

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Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Where can i find the music during the artist presentation?

Random.sage2.0
Random.sage2.0
6 years ago

Hmm. Bittersweet symphony. I’m still watching. It’ll be like Iceland’s selection this year but much more expensive and flashly. Besides, there are usually 4 or 5 stages in total so cry not for spilled milk & enjoy the remaining gallon! LED party time! Woot!!!

George
6 years ago

Nightclub stage. Interesting…

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

Catwalk out? Thank God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The cameras should be focusing on the performances and not showcasing the audience … we vote for the performances so I expect to see them. The audience is there only to give the live vibe to the whole thing, but never ever to be the centre of it … it always pissed me off the amount of focus, specially during ESC, given the audiences. The only time it was meaning it was during Emmelie’s Rainmaker performance … apart from that, it’s just a waste of time. More music, more cameras on the performers, less focus on… Read more »

D
D
6 years ago

All of the new changes to MelFest this year are for the worse. I loved the catwalk 🙁

bavarson
bavarson
6 years ago

Melodifestivalen 2.0

a.
a.
6 years ago

P.S: sorry for the offtop, but I don’t see anywhere on wiwi the info about Poland’s TVP revealing its entry for ESC on 9th of March. I know it’s a long way from now, but it’s still worth informing wiwi readers about.

a.
a.
6 years ago

I don’t like this either, however it looks very similar to the stage in Vienna, at least the concept: not wide, but very deep, no catwalk, led walls. They probably want to prepare eventual ESC-performing artist for this, plus judge on how they make a show on a tiny stage.

Anthony
Anthony
6 years ago

Yeah, I’m also a tad underwhelmed on it. The stage looks like a cross between the dangly bits of Oslo 2010 with the tampons of Malmö 2013.

Dhani
6 years ago

i dont like this