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Welcome back to the Eurovision Diary!

My name is Ola Melzig, and I’m the Technical Director for the show, responsible for lighting, sound, staging, rigging, automation, LED, projection and pyro, so I’ll have my hands full, for sure.

Bookmark this page to get your daily updates - they will appear in order of the most recent news first, going backwards. If you've missed any days, there is a menu on the right. We'll stick to the format from previous years, where we post the daily news from what happened the day before, because we work late and don't want you to miss anything from the previous night!

So this is for you, dear readers. WELCOME to our daily lives.    Yours truly, Ola Melzig, Technical Director

May 16

Well hello!

What a birthday! Thank you SO much for all the congrats on Facebook!

And I got some outside the virtual world as well!

 

krista

The day started off with a huge surprise. My lovely wife lured me up on stage for something urgent, where I was met by Krista and her dancers who sang happy birtdhay for me, and then of course, captured by a stormwind. After all, it's Eurovision!

 

mammapappa

Even my mom and dad surprised me on stage. Quite shocking morning, to say the least!

 

flowers

And our dear production photographer Louise Stickland gave me this awesome bunch of flowers - and took plenty of pics!

 

news

Great front page: Schlager Special, and oh yeah, the city is out of money now...It was NOT me!

 

interview

The day continued with Lee Baldock from Lighting and Sound International magazine doing an interview with me, and my cow. They are here covering the schlager fest. Welcome to Sweden buddy!

 

guitar

Oh yeah! Then it was time for broadcast! Busy birthday to say the least!

 

norway

Denmark is still on top of the betting lists, but my favorite is Norway. This speaks to me............. :-)

The broadcast went flawless, and we are now ready for the Grand Final!

 

tent

For those that don't watch the show at the arena, there is Eurovillage downtown, and the rest of downtown Malmö. The city has done an AMAZING job, it really feels like the party is EVERYWHERE!

 

viking

And you never know when you'll run into a Viking!

Polar bear season is over though! It's TOO HOT!

 

This is the running order of the show!

France

Lithuania

Moldova

Finland

Spain

Belgium

Estonia

Belarus

Malta

Russia

Germany

Armenia

Netherlands

Romania

United Kingdom

Sweden

Hungary

Denmark

Iceland

Azerbaijan

Greece

Ukraine

Italy

Norway

Georgia

Ireland.

 WELCOME TO THE FINAL OF EUROPES FAVORITE TV SHOW!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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