MAY 11

 In Eurovision Diary 2018

Hejsan Hejsan! We’re almost at the finish line now, and you can feel it! There is just not as much bounce in my steps as a couple of weeks ago……….. But here is today’s update from the Glitter Cave!

First things first: congratulations to the winners of the second semi final:

Serbia: Nova Deca by Sanja Ilić & Balkanika
Moldova: My Lucky Day by DoReDoS
Hungary: Viszlát Nyár by AWS
Ukraine: Under The Ladder by MELOVIN
Sweden: Dance You Off by Benjamin Ingrosso
Australia: We Got Love by Jessica Mauboy
Norway: That’s How You Write A Song by Alexander Rybak
Denmark: Higher Ground by Rasmussen
Slovenia: Hvala, ne! by Lea Sirk
The Netherlands: Outlaw In ‘Em by Waylon

Today I wanted to show you one of the fun parts of this show that TV viewers never get to see but it’s pretty wild to watch — our props changeover team!

Stage Manager Tobbe Magnesved (left) leads this team and has done so for many Eurovisions. Here alongside his core team Oskar Österlie and Henrik Israelsson.

Here’s a part of the rest of the crew happy to be outside in the sun! There is 30 crew in total doing the changeovers on this show. They have to swap a burning piano for two walls of cats in 35 seconds sharp, and a bunch of other stuff too.

They do everything that each act requires as far as props on stage. Everything from small robots…..

While dodging large lights….

…To much larger set pieces including video cubes and glass boxes.

And several full drum kits. And they get one act props off and the next set on IN 35 SECONDS!! That takes serious choreography.

Now notice the green glow on the glass box to the left.

Usually we do our props and artist markings from an LED floor but since we don’t have an LED floor this year we do it with laser!

Now watch it in action! Click on the photo to watch the changeover from Moldova to Sweden – both large props!.

Joan was also going to cover sound today but was missing some details so stay tuned. Hope you enjoyed the talented stage crew!

See you tomorrow!

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