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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 2

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Sun is warming, and spring actually seems to be on the way! ABOUT TIME!



Moonbase Alpha, or FOH if you like.



Our video crew takes every chance they get to tweak and play with the lining of the projectors. It looks absolutely fantastic, and they are down to nano level of adjustments.



We're absolutely getting there, and hearing good feedback from the delegations.



The 3 amigos! Our Executive Producer Martin Österdahl, our Show Producer Christer Björkman and our Eurovision Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand.



Pyro tests - Markku gets to have some fun, finally! His installation was forced to be a little bit delayed, but now we're back on track, and it looks very funky!



In between songs, there is usually a character of me swirling over the screens since FOH is still a bit upset after me telling the world that they were incompetent losers........ but all of a sudden, yesterday that was replaced by a picture of our Stage Manager Tobbe Berg! Or?



Welcome Sietse Bakker! Good to have you back brother!



And since Sietse remembered to bring this, he is EXTRA welcome since bitterballen is da shit!!!



We are one? Or does Henke count as two?? I've not had the pleasure to work with him on Eurovision since 2009, and I'm SO glad to be back together with him. He is like my sushi-loving BFF!



Ola Melzig

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