EBU CONSIDER DR’S ESC 2014 PLANS BOLD
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – “You’re thinking big and I like it!”. That sums it up all. Those were the very words of the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jan Ola Sand after a visit to Copenhagen where the next edition of the show will be held.
Jan Ola Sand was very pleased with Danmarks Radio’s preparation work and did not hesitate to call their ideas “big, bold and promising”. No details were given though since it’s still too early for DR to unveil its plans.
As the producer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, he could have an expert eye on the Danish project, when he was presented with the plans for the stage, the logo, the graphic design and the postcards.
As far as B&W Hallerne is concerned, Jan Ola Sand is very pleased with DR’s choice and thinks that this old shipyard, located on Refshaleøen peninsula is a very original venue that will allow the staging of a creative and completely different show.
This will be the third time Danish capital city hosts the event (1964, 2001), and producers want viewers to get closer to the performers this time. While some fear this could turn the Eurovision Song Contest into an “X-factor” alike program, Jan Ola Sand expressed no special concern about this. He even declared that Real TV could somehow be a useful source of inspiration while maintaining the contest’s traditions.
In less than 6 months from now, it will be Eurovision time in Copenhagen, and there’s still so much to do to stage the best contest ever. But Jan Ola Sand truly trusts DR, calling it a “solid organisation” that is “putting things in the right order and has taken the right decisions early on in the process”.
Though we don’t know much about the details, Jan Ola Sand’s interview makes us believe that we can definitely expect something big in Wonderful Copenhagen!