AUSTRIA – Florian Wieder, stage designer for many Eurovision Song Contest posted a furious message on Facebook accusing Indonesian broadcaster for clear plagiarism of his work. You can see the post and his statement bellow along with the comparison photos which clearly support his argument.
“Looks like this guy (wouldn’t call him a designer), hired by the Indonesian network ANTV has a huge lack of creativity. Whatever your name is…This is really poor! Obviously this wasn’t the first time… It’s ok to be inspired by something.. But copy / paste is a total no go. Shame on you!”
Florian Wieder is a German designer responsible for the stages of various editions of Eurovision, including 2018. The designer was chosen by RTP to create the stage of the European competition based in Portugal, in the image of what had happened to other Eurovision host companies, such as example in 2011–2012, 2015, 2017–2019.