NRK presents Eurovision stage to the press

NRK presents Eurovision stage to the press
First image of the finished stage for Oslo 2010
Oslo, Norway -

Hours ago, Host Broadcaster NRK presented the stage of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest to a delegation of journalists. It's the first big presentation of the stage, which we can share with you in cooperation with!

In just 10 days from now, the first participants will rehearse at the Telenor Arena stage, which actually consists of a lot more than just a performance area. The circle, which has a diameter of 18 meters, is surrounded by various layers of light and physical material, rather than the overwhelming LED-technology which has been used in previous years.

The stage floor is made of layers of glass and mirrors, creating a depth effect combined with various light techniques. The light design was done by Eurovision Song Contest veteran Al Gurdon and his team.

The stage is surrounded by enormous riggs of light that stretch far into the arena, which has a capacity of over 16,000 for the Eurovision Song Contest. Using light elements connected to the riggs, the audience becomes an integral part of the stage.

We recommend you to check out the video of the stage presentation, based on the music of Juliana Pasha's It's All About You, this year's Albanian Eurovision Song Contest entry. More pictures can be found on NRK's website!

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  • Posted on 14 May 2010 at 11:28
    you don't need to spend too much money to hold a song contest. yes it is nice to have visual designs but don't you think they know what they're doing? moscow did nice, but is shouldn't create the precedence on how future hosts will hold the contest.

    and, people, wait til you see the show before you judge. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 May 2010 at 11:21
    Operson - norwegians are culturally more intelligent and smart and efficient than spending loads of money more than necessary to hold such an event. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2010 at 17:11
    Everybody calm down... We will see the stage in action in 3 days... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2010 at 15:36
    The big scene - the big possibilities!!! And here a puppet theatre scene!!! Compare that has been made in Russia for 50 million, and that here for 24 million. Financial difference in 2 times, and here visual registration in 1000 times is worse than in Russia!!!!
    It would be desirable to remind that competition passed in Russia during the most active period of an economic crisis. Despite it, the problem which was put by organizers in Russia was to make a maximum possible without paying attention to a financial component of a question. And in Norway, there is I so have understood, to save the finance!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2010 at 14:21
    I also heard that the stage floor will be full of small crystals or something like that... They say they want to make something special between the lights and the stage...... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2010 at 13:02
    Last year the Russian stage was too big and the whole stage was composed of LED display. It was too much for good taste, but this year stage is a complete opposite of last year. There is nothing just a lot of lighting and too much iron. It seems that the organizers had spared much money. omg ... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2010 at 20:29
    Why are we back in past... LED screens (or video walls whatever) can make quite atmosphere (Norway or Iceland last year for example) I question this type of stage... But shape is better than Russia (or just seems) Greetings for all countries from whole world that support this event... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 May 2010 at 20:43
    Whatever... The only thing I know is that it is said that the whole production costed to Norway 24 million euros... I can't say it is cheap.. The only thing I don't understand is << WHY NOT LED VIDEO WALLS?????>> report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 May 2010 at 19:34
    Calm down guys.. This year's stage is not as epic as Russia's stage was but it's not a disaster.. Norway wants something different and very special this year... But the question is: Will they impress the Europeans? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 May 2010 at 11:01
    it 's just a simple stage , with many many lights ! i was expected smth better ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2010 at 11:31
    Just this? Very empty. Where is the setting? We will have again, as in 1996, virtual images? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2010 at 11:12
    Use light???? Do not make laugh my slippers!!!! They at all do not use it!!! Here this flashing of bulbs more similar on a Christmas garland on a fur-tree!!! At us so on New Year's holidays each shop looks, a stall and a bakery!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2010 at 11:09
    Obviously, the majority of the lights won't be on full blast for every single act, they did that just for the photos. As for someone's comment about LEDs going out of style, that makes no sense! They're precise and highly flexible in their capabilities. Whether they are falling out of of fashion or not, I think the ESC is better with them. How much better were the staging effects in Moscow than the ones in Belgrade. LEDs are awesome, and I hope NRK a employed them in this stage. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2010 at 10:17
    I do not know about how friendly it is for the audience, I just like the way they use light :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2010 at 08:33
    I like this stage... It's look really good... report to the moderator