The Israeli broadcaster KAN and the EBU have just published a 3-dimensional demo of the stage and GUESS WHAT? It looks like the stage design leak was quite accurate!

The demo was published on KAN’s social networks – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. And we have to say that we are in awe.

Shine bright like a diamond

Over the last few weeks, our correspondent, Ron Kavaler has been following KAN’s plans closely and has published many details regarding the Eurovision 2019 production, including the return of the LED screen, animated floors and possibly more seats on the arena floor (with a minimum of 7,500 expected). But the main highlight was regarding the stage design — a diamond shaped stage with four catwalks connected to prism legs and two bridges.

Speculation about the shape of the stage started after Ola Melzig, head of production of ESC 2019, shared a photo of the design on Facebook. At that point, we weren’t quite sure if the photo was of the intended stage or the Green Room. Now with the demo, it is quite clear that the sketch is of the stage. So overall, our leak was CORRECT!

As can be seen, the dominant colours of the stage demo are be pink and black. Very wiwibloggs.

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2019 is just around the corner and Israel won’t have a rest. That’s because the three live shows of Eurovision 2019 are quickly approaching. Each week more and more details are becoming public as the Israeli broadcaster KAN is obligated by law to publish its tenders. After all, when spending public money the public has a right to see the receipts. The latest details reveal that we can expect a diamond-shaped stage with catwalks and a goal to achieve 7,500 seats for the public. In addition to this, there will also be standing areas for fans right next to the stage. What is the dream that Israel is daring to dream of? Full details by @ron.wiwibloggs on wiwibloggs.com #eurovisionsongcontest #eurovision2019 #esc2019 #eurovision #daretodream

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Each week more and more details are becoming public as the Israeli broadcaster KAN is obligated by law to publish its tenders. After all, when spending public money the public has a right to see the receipts.

The latest details reveal that we can expect a diamond-shaped stage with catwalks and a goal to achieve 7,500 seats for the public. In addition to this, there will also be standing areas for fans right next to the stage. What is the dream that Israel is daring to dream of?

What do you think about the design? Do you like it? Is this what you expected?

 

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Ted
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Ted

I’m getting Lucie Jones feels. 🙂

AngieP
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AngieP

Nice! Looking forward to see it done!

dual lipper
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dual lipper

looks like dulce alien base where they keep humans captive

Isaac Muscat
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Isaac Muscat

I feel like people won’t like it but I think it’s going to be a great use of the small space.

marine
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marine

triangles are cool

Run!
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Run!

Where are the LED’s going? The triangle at the back. As a back wall? On the ceiling behind the triangles? Floor?

The stage looks full of potential and diversity however last year when I saw the design I went WOW. This year I’m not so impressed. Looks a bit tacky 80s. I want tacky 2019!

Gili
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Gili

This is so much better than the boring stage of last year

Maldric
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Maldric

Im sorry…the stage in 2018 was amazing 🙂

Gili
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Gili

For you maybe…many people didn’t like it including me…

Maldric
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Maldric

well, the large majority like the stage… Just check the polls they made after the show. 2018 stage is among the favourites
Deal with that, you and the “many people” you talk about it 🙂

Pablo Nava
Member

On another point, a LED screen offers more possibilities to countries that are less affluent to have more options on their staging. Instead of dropping money on props, they can program any LED concept they so wish. Picture Montenegro’s skater in 2014.

aliczn
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aliczn

you mean, to countries that are more lazy and not creative? because that’s whats gonna happen.

Oscillate
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Oscillate

It’s not about being lazy and the lack of creativity.

Some countries just do not have the resources.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

The stairs look very big in comparison to the main stage, but I think this is just the camera angle ^^ Otherwise it is very classy and stylish with the diamond-triangles and the gold all around 😀

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

The diamond stage reminds me of Copenhagen 2014; but the ceiling surrounding the stage, excellent! I can imagine what the graphics will look like when they turn on the panels up there! 🙂

Nitzan
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Nitzan

A well thought stage with the right elements. Effective in space without looking too small, cosy enough not to make the singers look like midgets; whe audience are right by the stage enhancing the live show effect; and of course we already know the leds are there. So for me it’s a great stage, well done.

La Signora
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La Signora

Wow, that’s impressive!

Christian
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Christian

This looks great! The pedestals to the left and right hand side remind me remotely of the 1984 stage.

Christian
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Christian

Ooh these aren’t pedestals. Catwalks!

ADd
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ADd

At least the low tech analogue carwreck from last year won’t be a thing this year…

aliczn
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aliczn

At least it was big and forced artists to be creative.

aliczn
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aliczn

This year it’s a cheap, small version of Melfest, i think i’ll stay with the original melfest. The mediocre artists can hide their flaws with effects and “high-tech” once again. Can’t we just change the venue to sweden?

Maldric
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Maldric

Magic PanelFX are not low tech…and last year´s edition was pretty good 🙂

Alkisti
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Alkisti

Quite uninspiring and a copy of previous stages with a touch of bad taste. It could be worse though

aliczn
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aliczn

Melfest all the way

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I actually LOVE it!
It is as if the Wiwibloggs marketing team designed the stage! 😀 (Wait, did that actually happen?)
Sorry to disagree with Polegend here, but choreography can be performed on any stage, IMO. This is a beautiful diamond stage, with or without the LED nonsense – I think it could work either way, with or without the modern lighting trickery.
Most importantly: It has a chance of working within the budget. (Fingers crossed.)
Congratulations to KAN and the EBU. 🙂
Good luck building it.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Well, it seems, that the desing from the Instagram post is just a picture of the stage from above.

Loin dici
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Loin dici

Gorgeous! Something new from Wieder and for Eurovision. I would love to see some more renders, just to see its full shape and potential.

I wondered how they would install the lighting if there are triangle features above the stage. I also wondered if the prism legs would get a projection treatment like Kyiv, that would be wonderful.

Loba
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Loba

Pretty sure the triangles will be hollow and not with glass as it appears in the render, so light beams can pass through. They are mainly above the crowd, only partly above the stage. As for the “legs”, they will be made of aluminium, while the Ukrainian arch was covered with white cloth. Not sure if it’s a good idea to project anything on aluminium, it will reflect the LED and the lights around anyway.

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

I wonder how many delegations will be inspired to serve Ancient Egyptian realness with their staging. In fact, Jonida is halfway there already with her stylish Cleopatra bob. If Estonia sends “Wo sind die Katzen?”, Kaia can get right in there with some cat worship!

Ron Kavaler
Editor

We’ll send you the invoices 😀

Ani
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this looks really promising cant wait to see more pics

beccaboo1212
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Looks great! 😀

Kirby
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Kirby

I’m intrigued by that rotating diamond on the tweet. Is that going to be part of the visual identity, maybe the sublogo? It would remind me of Copenhagen 2014’s.

Guest
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Guest

https://wiwibloggs.com/2017/12/12/discuss-eurovision-2018-stage-will-look-spectacular-even-without-leds/204199/
https://wiwibloggs.com/2017/01/31/eurovision-2017-stage-design-revealed/169864/
https://wiwibloggs.com/2016/02/15/watch-svt-reveals-stage-design-for-eurovision-2016/125444/

Here, you are invited to read the hysterical comments about the previous stages. It’s the same story every year, regardless the design. Unhappy and hysterical fans screaming all over.

OrangeVorty
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OrangeVorty

The modern incarnation of the song contest pretty much means the stages are quite similar as is the overall feel to each contest. The only contest that really stood out to me in recent years was Kiev 2017 – probably only as a result of the most chaotic organisation in recent years. I’m not criticising the contest but merely reflecting what needs to happen in order to knock out one of these contest every twelve months.

Sangfreud
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Sangfreud

Really nice play on the Star of David shape, and it also makes me think of Egypt and the pyramids. Great angles for dramatic light effects. Exciting!

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

It reminds me of how some Melfest stages feel. Each year the Melfest stage is designed to fit the smallest venue (usually an ice hockey arena in a small town) so there are always tricks used to make a small space feel bigger – this stage is like that.

Pablo Nava
Member

Don’t forget that LEDs are much more than just visual flare. With a LED floor, it makes practice, dance moves and setting of props, that you got literally less than a minute to put between songs, much easier.

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

So true! In Lisbon they used laser marks, but an LED floor can convey so much more info. Just thinking about all the specific props that had to be precisely placed for Italy in 2016 – it may not have been possible without the floor LEDs.

Ron Kavaler
Editor

*DUCK*

Pablo Nava
Member

Lucie Jones’ one-ton Crystal Clam fantasy, hello? 😀

Tom
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Tom

Quiz: How many triangles are there in the image?

dual lipper
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dual lipper

ask kabala gurus

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

I don’t like all the clutter on the rafters. What are they for?

Loin dici
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Loin dici

It was promised to be animated, might be similar to the kinetic sculptures we had in 2015.

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

I’m intrigued!

Charles II
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Charles II

OK, I like it, but as usual for some Euro fans – Let the bitchin’ begin.

sche
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sche

I’m so tired of LED haters. Let LED be there, and let artist chose not to use it, if they have a better idea. What is this censorship about LED, to force artists not to use it?

Joe
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Joe

This is gorgeous! Another great Florian Wieder design.

YourMan
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YourMan

It looks better than I expected. But hopefully. arena’s small size won’t be noticed on television.

beccaboo1212
Guest

Small venues can look a lot larger on television. 🙂

PP77
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PP77

True. Best exampl e Eurovision 1988. Small venue, bigv stage (very modern for that time, and look very good in 3 decade later , for me best stage for me from 1956 -2018, if we look , tehnology in time when stage was made) and very clever directing. To compensate for the fact that the vast stage took up most of the room in what is really an average size exhibition hall, the director deliberately darkened the hall where the audience was located and refused to use wide angled shots of the audience, in order to create the illusion of… Read more »

UGH
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UGH

The same as last year, but with angular shapes….

Gorilla716
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Gorilla716

Looks a bit like the Melfest 2018 stage

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Basic and uninspired, likely leading us to yet another LED show like in Austria and Ukraine. Denmark, Sweden and Portugal are officially the trinity of the decade in term of staging.

Alaska
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Alaska

Totally agree!

Erasmus
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Erasmus

I mean Sweden 2016 focused on LED show as well, it was basically just LEDs and nothing else. Vienna was way more inspired than Sweden 2016… (I like both stages though) And I really like this stage design.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

It’s not the host broadcaster’s or the LED technology’s fault if some or many participating delegations are being basic and uninspired.

Loin dici
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Loin dici

Well… Denmark was also putting an LED show. What I would consider the real trinity , however, are Baku (can’t deny how beautiful that one is), Copenhagen (those inner screens.. ) and Lisbon ( appropriate and well-thought, better visibility to performers).

Trh
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Trh

Very well said! I also agree completely

Ron Kavaler
Editor

I like it 🙂 but i’m looking forward to see it in movement in 3D video demo. 🙂

Esc1234
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Esc1234

Jesus that’s like the mesc 2017 stage….

Erasmus
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Erasmus

TBH this looks like the best and most original stage since 2015

escger
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escger

I‘m scared that the stage floor (where the artists are actually performing) is too small, in comparison to the stage in itself..

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

I hope some acts will put the catwalks to good use. Like Ira Losco did in 2002 during the last chorus.

sche
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sche

Best use for catwalk : Farid Mammadov – Hold me in 2013, with that big train of the red dress.

AzeriChico
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AzeriChico

Well, nowadays most of the Eurovision singers choose to sing alone on stage anyway. So bigger stage is not a good idea for Eurovision I think.

Erasmus
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Erasmus

Well the LED floor are 100 square meters big, to comparison ESC 2017 LED floors were 160 square meters big.

Yanis2Y
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Yanis2Y

The main stage looks tiny at this angle… hopefully it’s not the case. I kinda like the whole thing tbh, I’m really curious about this “triangle ceiling”

PP77
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PP77

Stage is perfect for Sacha Jean-Baptiste dark and cold staging of songs.

Rona
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Rona

I don’t like it 🙁

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

It looks like it will be a good edition for viewers to watch on their devices, which is all I care about. If the camera crew is able to avoid incessant flag-blocking of the performances, the visuals could be amazing.