Eurovision 2014 stage

Each year, one of the most exciting questions is: what will the stage look like? Over the years, the contest has seen a variety of different stage design philosophies. Some stages are filled with LEDs. Others decide to use none at all.

The stage plays an important role in the contest, facilitating special surprises and gadgets for countries to use during the performances. Building a connection between the stage and act almost always guarantees a good result.

Some months back, we asked you to vote for your favourite Eurovision stage of the 2010s. And now the results are in!

After counting a total of 5,648 votes, we can confirm that Copenhagen 2014 had your favourite Eurovision stage of the 2010s.

Copenhagen 2014 had your favourite Eurovision stage of the 2010s

The Danish contest was probably held in the oddest arena of the decade. The B&W Hallerne was a former shipyard and was converted into a magical entertainment arena. Eurovision 2014 was the first time this decade where the LED-background was also accompanied by an LED floor, which was also touch-sensitive. Altogether, this added up to an astonishing 1,200 square metres of LED screens. Because of the long historical connection to the venue and culture, water premiered as part of the stage. Two long catwalks gave artists a runway-like opportunity.

This stage attracted 1,395 votes or 24.74% of all votes cast.

In second place is the Stockholm stage from 2016.

Two years after 2013’s pared-back effort, the Swedish stage design team was back. And they didn’t hold off this time! The simple design was filled with LEDs. In total, the LED-wall measured 600 square metres and the LED floor 250 square metres. The wall was three dimensional and made artists become one with the stage. The panels at the ceiling were movable, even during performances. The experience of the futuristic stage was made possible through augmented reality effects during various performances.

The Globen stage received 1,062 votes or 18.84% of all votes cast.

The top three is completed by the Tel Aviv set from 2019.

Florian Wieder presented a concept far away from 2018’s LED-free design. He focused on a shape that has been mostly ignored during the last contests: the triangle was an inspiration from the Star of David, which can be found on the Israeli flag. The stage and its catwalk also played with this theme. The most special part of this years stage was probably the ceiling construction. A whooping 130 LED triangles made each performance look different on screen. Also, the LED wall wasn’t only 36 metres wide and twelve meters high — it also was separated into twelve rotating units to give even more lighting options.

A total of 679 votes went the way of this stage or 12.04% of all votes cast.

Poll results: What is your favourite Eurovision stage of the 2010s?

  1. Eurovision 2014 24.74% (1,395 votes)
  2. Eurovision 2016 18.84% (1,062 votes)
  3. Eurovision 2019 12.04% (679 votes)
  4. Eurovision 2015 10.98% (619 votes)
  5. Eurovision 2018 10.68% (602 votes)
  6. Eurovision 2011 7.77% (438 votes)
  7. Eurovision 2017 6.81% (384 votes)
  8. Eurovision 2012 4.06% (229 votes)
  9. Eurovision 2013 2.23% (126 votes)
  10. Eurovision 2010 1.84% (104 votes)

Total Votes: 5,638

Did Copenhagen really have the best stage of the 2010s? Which stage did you vote for? Let us know in the comments.

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Zoe
Zoe
1 month ago

After learning that Copenhagen didn’t EVER use the venue beside Eurovision, while spending much more money than intended to convert the building into a concert hall, I can’t call it a win. It’s just megalomania and a waste of public money.

maladroite
maladroite
1 month ago

2015 was my favorite! Also I am strangely fond of Tel Aviv’s stage…

BAHHH
BAHHH
1 month ago

I didn’t like the stage of 2019, it was too small and somehow they also managed to make it look empty, despite the size. The triangles on the ceiling were awesome, but almost none of the delegations used it.
The worst part of the stage was the lighting and camera angels – looked like a 12 year old kid’s work…
The only good side of this stage was it’s versatility.
Anyway, my favorite is 2016 and than 2014.

Cocooo
Cocooo
1 month ago

The thing that makes me like the 2016 and 2014 stage is that every stage performance feels unique, and has its own unique set of grafic, camera angles and lighting. Also the stages aren’t too big either. I didn’t like 2011 and 2012 because it felt like the stage was too big for the artists, and it dragged down the performances.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Best : 2014
Worst : 2013

Escvegi
Escvegi
1 month ago

I hate this stage.. so much haha
I don’t get the design of it.

Kaden
Kaden
1 month ago

My ranking;

1st 2017
2nd 2013
3rd 2019
4th / 5th 2014 / 2016
6th 2011
7th 2018
8th 2012
9th 2010
10th 2015

Bb Tt
Bb Tt
1 month ago

2012 was actually interesting!
All the others were just meh. In general, all the stages of 2010s are uninspiring. Well, since basically one person is “designing” all of them. lol

PuppetOnAString
1 month ago

Dusseldorf or Vienna should have been 3rd over Tel Aviv

Una
Una
1 month ago

My favourite was 2016. It was the first time after 2009 that I *noticed* the stage.

Laburnum
Laburnum
1 month ago

I can see why 2010 and 2013 are the bottom 2 but 2012 was a great stage. Personally I was also not a huge fan of 2015

Wouter
Wouter
1 month ago

2012 & 2013 deserve so much better though! Agree with the top 2. 3rd place should have been 2018.