We’re less than a week away from Eurovision fortnight, when rehearsals start and Eurovision songs become associated forever more with how they’re performed on stage. And this year clips have already started leaking from stand-in rehearsals, giving us a jumpstart on the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Among those out there and circulating are clips showcasing the staging for Belgium’s Blanche and Armenia’s Artsvik.
BELGIUM’S EUROVISION 2017 STAGING
Primer minuto del escenario de Bélgica :O #ESC2017 pic.twitter.com/K4HgtcsM3X
— Lázaro (@Eurolazaro) April 23, 2017
As rumoured, the screens appear to steer close to the feel of the music video, focusing on pulsing beams of light and illuminating explosions of colour in time to the beat of the track.
The green room is illuminated in a similar theme to the screens, suggesting, as in recent years, that the arena will act as an extension of the vibes being channelled on stage. We don’t yet have an indication of how Blanche herself will perform on stage, but if she has that as a backdrop she’s on to a good thing.
ARMENIA’S EUROVISION 2017 STAGING
Me puto encanta el escenario de este año. #Eurovision #rehearsals pic.twitter.com/a5rXpG5KUc
— M (@casasola89) April 22, 2017
Artsvik is flying the flag for Armenia in Kyiv. And if the stage show is anything to go by she’ll be looking pretty in pink.
The short exert focuses on the opening and could offer a teaser for how the stage will look between acts, with the alternative blue-yellow colour scheme in use, over the pink-purple theme we’ve seen used more recently.
MORE STAGING SNEAK-PEAKS
A glimpse of some #ESC2017 staging. Which act do you think it belongs to? #eurovision pic.twitter.com/6sJbLTesFs
— wiwibloggs (@wiwibloggs) April 23, 2017
Armenia and Belgium aren’t the only countries whose staging has been leaked. A shot of a screen with sunflowers and rainbows appeared in the Eurovision Diary over the weekend, which speculation suggests will be used during Belarus’s performance.
Social media speculation also suggests another screen with near-naked figures on it could be taken from the Czech Republic’s performance.
Czech staging(?). Inspired by the music video ???? #CzechRepublic #Eurovision pic.twitter.com/bqJMsdRXV5
— Eurovision Value (@EurovisionValue) April 23, 2017
All of the screens for this year’s performances will be revealed during the course of rehearsals which start this Sunday in Kyiv.
What do you think of the screens? Are you excited to see the stage in action in Kyiv? Who do you think the sunflower and naked figures screens belong to?
Let us know in the comments below!
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Blue for Belgium? Really? It shoud be red. Very dark and very red.
I think the flower field might be
Wait for it..
Wait for it…
Albania!!! I think that because all the stagings are from SF1 (Cech Rep. Belgium and Armenia) so that means that it should be for a song from SF1.
I think that they might open with this flower field and everything happy, and then when the first chorus kicks in, the flower field will be destroyed and then everything is sad, showing what we do to our world. If so their chances for the final would double.
Ukraine has the right arena, is not small at all, last year in Sweden there were some empty chairs and that looks bad.
Jon Ola Sand said 2 things :
-esc can’t have more than 43-44 countries
-the arena must have the right measures, it isn’t ”the bigger the better”
well it can have 46 countries I belive.:)
they’re so basic… guess we won’t go to yerevan and brussels next year.
Well you remember how the Armenian music video started out, and then it became awesome!
Blanche will use an orb!! Look at second 0.05-0.7 on the thing that hangs above the stage!! U see this weird spotlight moving on it (maybe following the orb) and it goes directly to blanche
The Blue tree and yellow sunflowers are the colors of Ukraine. This will be the staging for Jamala’s interval act of her song “Zamanyly”. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZioreJPDNY
The question who has the flowers in the background? The answer is Austria 2016 which made me trip when seeing those flowers starting to dance.
The stage looks great! If that is Czechia’s staging, then I think we are in for a treat!
Please stop trying to make “Czechia” happen. It sounds retarded.
Why not making an easier way to pronounce that country?
Most other countries say Czechia, so why not?
They officially changed their English pronounced name to Czechia so please get over it @menabuoi. They also should use the new name for Eurovision as that’s how they want it to be pronounced.
they didn’t CHANGE the name, it is only an alternative name. Both are equally correct to use.
Please, Martina, qualify!!
Why don’t they just call Czech. I don’t know why many European countries call themselves xxxxxxia
Because that’s a land suffix. The equivalent in Germanic languages is -land. Comes from Latin language.
Btw. ‘Ia’ is an indoeuropean suffix.
I don’t wish the screen that is supposedly Belarus’ on anybody.
On a serious note, I do hope that this one will be changed. It is really too kitschy.
Yeah, agree. For me looks like painting in kindergarten.
it really suits the hysterically happy song of Belarus i think, and wasn’t the video of NaviBand also in a forest or nature
however i find it looking quite nice, if you got the right song with it, happy song needs happy and joyful staging
I have a feeling that the supposed Belgium staging is actually just a general backdrop they’re using as each entrant’s song plays – sort of a tester backdrop whilst they test the audio of each song in the stadium environment. I say this because I’m sure I saw a video earlier of the same swirling, geometric pattern moving across the stage as Svala’s ‘Papercut’ was playing.
They used exact same backdrop at the voice belgique.. It felt way to cold.. Not like the clip at all 🙁
Svala actually has lighting as background while blanche has some sort of weird shapes but idk you might be right
Those triangle shapes are called “plexus” and it is a very over used effect that you can see in many places.
i learn something new today. thanks, danny.
I really hope the sunflower one doesn’t belong to Belarus, it looks way too kitsch.
Checzh Republic seems to be amazing!
These “warm” lights combined with this amazing voice!!
Well, considering the other 3 are from semi 1, I’d go for Montenegro. It could also be an intervalact
There was also a leak of the Azeri staging.
Right now there was a huge HEAD as a prop on stage …. Who might use that?
Could you please tell us where did you find it?:)
On instagram, just search for Eurovision.ua 🙂
Could you describe the Azeri scene? ‘Cause I’ve heard about it but they deleted it from instagram 🙂
Please desribe it becouse it is not on ig anymore…
This was the only image shared from DIHAJ stage so far, they are trying hard to hide skeletons
I saw it! Nothing special. Very dark staging and a head ( skeleton) on the middle of the stage
And here is one more from Dihaj (poor quality though)
@leaf Switzerland will use the head, its supposed to be Apollos head, greek god of beauty
sunflower one looks like Danmark2012xAut2016
There are reports that NRK and Jowst are pressuring the EBU to allow pre recorded vocals in their entry.
I really hope they won’t allow it, otherwise future entries will all use them.
In 1999 croatia’s song “Marija Magdalena” had prerecorded sounds that sounded like human voices even though they stated that those voices were electronic but despite that croatia was punished and some percentage of their votes were taken from them…thats why they finished 4th….aaaand guess which country was complaining about those prerecored sounds? Yeah, it was Norway…and they actually requested croatia’s elimination…and now they want the rules to change. Lol
The points weren’t actually taken from Croatia, they were just lowered by 1/3 in the calculation of the average result of the previous five years (which determined the relegated countries back then). So it had nothing to do with Croatia finishing fourth, the points on the scoreboard were not changed at all. 😉
Well, ok, maybe you’re right, and thanks for that info but that wasn’t the point of my comment…i just wanted to point out the irony in this
If eurovision wants to be a modern music competition, they must allow pre recorded voice samples. It is widely used in many genres and it is silly that eurovision songs should sound outdated because of an outdated rule. Think about the songs such as “Where Are You Now” by Justin Bieber or “Lean On” by Major Lazer. Those songs use processed human voices as a key ingredient of the music. As for today, no Eurovision song can reach that production value because of this rule.
Well i think its false to say that you need pre recorded voice samples to sound modern…i mean yeah its easier to sound modern with them but i dont think they are necessary…also, everyone would probably use this and there is a chance that, over the years, live vocal performance becomes irrelevant because of the amount of pre recorded vocals some songs have….And lets be realistic, if this is allowed it would be used in all of the wrong ways so its probably the best to hear this cheesy songs 100% live
No, nul points for pre recorded voice. Find a way to deal with the “modern sound” problem instead of depending on pre recorded voice, thats what artists do when they do not have necessary camera/ painting brush or whatever.
Belgium’s staging gives me flashbacks of Norway 2015! and we all know how that went
Norway 2015 qualified and came top 10 ?? And has nothing to do with this staging ?
Czech Republic giving some “sie sind das essen und wir sind die jäger” vibes lol
could the sunflower staging be Yodel It’s staging
I belive it must be from semi final 1. not sure tho
maybe Portugal then, seems like a sweet staging for that song 🙂
i would be more liking Portugal then, if they go for something sweet
Nooo, in interview with Björkman they showed stage with trees on LED screen, which was in Salvador’s performance in portugese final and Björkman said they just had Portugal’s rehearsal so this one can’t be for portugal. Maybe it’s for Romania, it could also be for Belarus maybe…
i hope so, it looks like a fun staging, i like sunflowers tbh
Fokas will not allowed the releasing of any video or image before the first rehearsal…
Not crazy about how this year’s stage is structured. You can tell Sweden spent more money !
They did? I was under the impression Sweden spent far less.
Do you have a source?
It’s also about how you spend your money, and how well you apply your knowledge, skills, and experience, not just how much money you spend.
Indeed. While the budget for 2016 might have been less I suppose Sweden and SVT already have much of the infrastructure and talent in place, so to say.
But the stage in Kiev is much larger and requires far more equipment.
That’s why I asked for a source. People tend to speculate a lot.
Armenia will change it probably they will ise Chandelier
None looks too good.
Czech is kinda spooky…
I just saw one big head on the stage, I think it’s Ukraine’s.
Joe I think they will use the sam staging as in the NF, it was very cool and effective
Are there projections on the arch, or reflections? Looks stunning in any case.
Yes, there are projections on the arch, so it can be used in addition to the LED.
City Lights is one of my favourite songs, but I have this gut feeling that they’re going to mess up the staging and the performance… Everything we’ve seen so far (live performances at Eurovision parties, staging snippets, etc.) doesn’t look good at all.
Just wait until Kiev, because Blanche saved the very best for last and will slay. Brussels 2018 here we come.
racal is just a professional hater he goes on every articles to hate everything he can, he is pathetic.
Nothing special at all,,,,
She was good on the radio!! Very good
In other news, Occidentali’s Karma reached 100 million views on YouTube, which makes it VEVO Certified.
YAAAAAAAAAAAS! GO FRANCESCO!
Both stagings look like a mess.
Those colours are a big mistake.
Blue for Belgium? It doesn’t go on the same direction as the videoclip.
That visual is so generic, no identity there.
I thought Belgium would have learnt from 2015. They always bring amazing songs, but they need the final click on their stagings to make it really work.
Armenia.. well I don’t care. And it looks Sasha care even less XD.
She will be just focus on Bulgaria I guess.
Belgium is going to flop with that staging… too bad since Blanche’s my favourite
Blanche will slay in Kiev, mark my words.
MARK MY WORDS MARK MY WORDS so stupid to say that, wim is so stupid, the most [email protected] here is him, mark my words lol
I saw a bit more of Armenia’s staging and rather disappointingly it doesn’t really explode or go anywhere ? belgium will be a very intimate setting with camera’s very close up to her, where the vid ends here you can see the light beams standing up, just like in Jamala her performance previous year, I think it got the possibility to be very arresting and cool For the other 2, ehm I don’t think that’s the staging for Belarus but rather for Portugal or Croatia, I can be wrong ofcourse, and Czechia well I think it will look cool in… Read more »
Yeah maybe Portugal, but Croatia will put more thought in staging than sunflowers I belive, not sure.
That’s not Portugal. Portugal is trees, with the lights pointing towards the smaller stage.
That is defenitely not Portugal. It will be simillar to the NF backdrop of a forest.
Armenia’s looks the most promising…
Belgium I don’t know it’s not bad, but I expected something diffrent and a bit lighter..
Belarus: It’s nice I don’t know nothing special and I preffer the one from NF.
Czech Republic, I like the lights, but the figuers are not a good idea I think, Lenna from Eesti Laul had them and it looked bad.