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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

April 13

Hei musiikin ystäville!

I know.....speaking Finnish today to celebrate that Markku and Teemu from Pyroman just walked into my office. Now there will be fire and bombs everywhere!



 There are rumors saying that me and Helena Brode'n once were at a Stripclub in Moscow together. It's time to confess and come clean......those rumors are TRUE! Helena is Head of Delegation Services, and I'm sure I'll be able to find a dodgy place for us to go before the end of this production!



Annica Liljeblad is our event coordinator. Ask her if you're still looking for a hotel room in May!




Our beloved Floor Manager Henric von Zweigbergk. Rumors say that he will empty Malmö of Sushi once he gets here, which is most probably true.




 It's about time that I introduce you to one of the people that has been within the team the longest! Maria Acevedo is Assistant to Executive Producer Martin Österdahl, and has been taking SO good care of us all since August. You rock girl!



 Johanna Nordmark is one of the newest members in our team, but already bold enough to go live with this expression on her face. I don't think she realize how many millions of hits this diary has every month....... She is our Travel Manager!



 Legendary Bo Wahlberg ("Bosse") is back in the loop! I believe this is our 8th Eurovision Song Contest together! Bosse is the Technical Director for Broadcast. It's quite amazing when you think about it. Never before has there been as much Eurovision experience within the team, and on all levels and areas of the production, than 2013.



 Malin Sjögren is not only happy! She is the production manager for broadcast too!



Last, but by far not least we have Annika Zahr, who is Production Coordinator. We usually call her Alcazahr.


Sören and his team hung 170 motors today. Not bad for a pre production load in. But I'll tell you all about that tomorrow!

Stay safe and try to behave!



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