This morning, the Danish newspaper DR wrote about the issues regarding the stage they’ll going to use at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin Italy. Several countries had to made changes in their staging due these technical issues. However, we got more information about the current state of the stage in this article.

As announced earlier this week, the range of movement of the “kinetic sun” is not as first anticipated due to the motorising system being used. The sun has two sides;

  • one with an LED screen
  • one with a lot of lamps.

Because the sun can not turn around, it is now the side with the lamps that face the audience. Delegations are now forced to use the side with the lights instead of the side with the LED. The Italian broadcaster has announced behind the scenes that it will not have time to fix the problems before the big TV shows.

The DR received a statement from the EBU confirming the problem with the stage:

During the technical tests in Turin, the production team has experienced challenges with how long it takes to adjust the “sun” to different positions in the time between the different performances. Together with the host station RAI (Italian TV) it was therefore decided that the sun will remain in the same position during all 40 songs, to ensure a fair competition for all participating countries. 

Make sure to follow ESC United over the coming weeks as our team have our eyes and ears on the ground live in Turin!

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