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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.

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

May 5

Ahoj milovnĂ­kov hudby!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, we are into the first day of artist rehearsals, and everything goes very well, but more about that tomorrow!

Here is the news of yesterday!



Green room is under construction. Lighting, sound and projection is in, bleachers are built, drapes and decorations are up, and we've started with the risers for the sofa groups. For those of you that don't understand why it's called green room, when it goes in gold and brown, click HERE.

I knooooooooooooooooooow, it's SO educational to read this blog!



HA on Markku, or KABOOM that I call him these days! I finally found the ultimate protection from his damn confetti! This means that I'm actually smarter than a




FOH for sound has found a bit more burlesque way of doing it..................



...........Mikki is hanging out with some cameras............. (you DO want to click on that link..........)



Today we'll take a look around town at all the decorations that have gone up. Here's the main town square with the countdown clock! Holy Crap! Not much time left!



We've been told that the butterflies on the suspension ropes seem to be multiplying. They are actually like rabbits in a way. Who would know?



Even landing on the town hero: a statue of me on a horse. I asked them not to raise a statue over me, but they did. Now I just need to get a damn horse!



Aaaaaaaaah, I remember this like yesterday! The barricades on the pedestrian street in the 80's. Have no clue why there were barricades, I must have forgotten the cause, but I'm sure it was really important!



I wonder how much they had to pay this guy..........................



A pimped bus, a lighthouse and a bridge. Hey! That could be the title of a movie!



Hang on! Are we doing flash mobs again? I thought that was yesterday's news! We already did that in Norway 2010 remember! Hello???????


Tomorrow we'll be back with absolutely amazing images of our competing artists on our stage for the first time! You do NOT want to miss that! It will blow your socks off for sure!

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