The organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest are already outlining the last details of the contest that will take place on May 18, 20 and 22 in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). Along with the song, the scenography plays one of the most important roles in influencing the success of a country during the final gala.
For this reason, those in charge of fine-tuning this element will surprise this year with a novelty compared to previous editions: the use of the large-scale augmented reality.
This has been confirmed this week Florian again, the German set designer who has been in charge of designing the stage for such an important European musical event for seven editions. In an interview in the Dutch medium This & Datjes, Wieder has ensured that this innovative technique “will be used for the first time on a large scale during transmission.”
“In the Netherlands the technology is very advanced, and I had always wanted to do something similar. The reality that you can see here with your eyes is only one, but we we can add other layers behind. This way we can create additional illusions that will only be visible on television, so that the contest will be better seen on TV, “added Wieder.
Limited audience and no masks on the seats
After the 2020 edition was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year the restrictions will mark the celebration of this event in the stadium Rotterdam Ahoy.
As reported this week it’s a statement the organization of the festival, Eurovision may be carried out with spectators, although the capacity will be very limited and strict security measures must be observed.
First of all, only access to 3,500 people, approximately 20% of the capacity of the Rotterdam Ahoy, who can be seated without a mask. In addition, only those people who have bought tickets for the 2020 show will be able to attend, “there will be no sale to the general public,” said the statement.
Martin Österdahl, executive supervisor of the festival, has assured that “welcoming the public in a safe way will also help to create a great atmosphere for those who participate and watch at home. We do not take responsibility lightly organizing the Eurovision Song Contest at this challenging time, and safeguarding the health and safety of all who participate and attend the event remains our top priority. “
In order to attend this event in person, those who have a ticket must comply with the following security measures: submit a negative test made 24 hours before the event; submit to a subsequent test five days after attending as a public; Attendees will arrive and leave according to established time slots, all spectators will be seated and It will not be necessary to wear a mask, although they will have to put it on if they get up from their seat, for example, to go to the bathroom.