Further revelations on Barei stage performance revealed
Today has come to light, the storyboard that Spanish finalist Barei presented to SVT as her desired stage presentation. The document comprising 22 pages details how the song “Say Yay” was to be presented, although the the final version accounts for 60 pages. The documents presents how the lighting will be based, how it’s presented and how the camera will picture everything on stage. It seems that the storyboard was still being worked on by the time that Barei arrived in Stockholm and that SVT were not aware of any further changes to the original one previously presented. Barei appears to have chased this up and was provided a direct number to the organisers by Federico Llano, head of delegation at TVE but nothing seems to have been done from that number. Barei’s idea for the stage presentation included elements from Loreen’s MF 2015 performance of “Paperlight” and commercial performers like Jay-Z, Kanye West or Lady Gaga. The backing singers were to be entirely in darkness until they interpreted any part of the song, only then would light show them on stage. This appears to have been missing from the final performance which took place on Eurovision night.
RTVE required to present Eurovision expenses
A Madrid court has given a judgement that RTVE must provide the amount spent for Eurovision 2015. There was a complaint from the Spanish media network that providing such details would compromise it financially but the judge rejected this claim, stating that since it is the only provider of the Contest nationally, there is no vested interest in the results for anyone else. The case came after a Spanish citizen requested the information and RTVE tried to stop the information from being made available. The judgement has now favoured the citizen and RTVE will have to publish the amounts involved in Eurovision 2015.