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?
- Eurovision 2014 24.74% (1,395 votes)
- Eurovision 2016 18.84% (1,062 votes)
- Eurovision 2019 12.04% (679 votes)
- Eurovision 2015 10.98% (619 votes)
- Eurovision 2018 10.68% (602 votes)
- Eurovision 2011 7.77% (438 votes)
- Eurovision 2017 6.81% (384 votes)
- Eurovision 2012 4.06% (229 votes)
- Eurovision 2013 2.23% (126 votes)
- 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.