LISBON – Huge productions like the Eurovision Song Contest demand huge logistics. RTP in collaboration with dozens off companies and under the supervision of the EBU try their best to resolve technical problems which often occur and present each the participating act in the best possible way. After all Eurovision is a show watched by almost 200 million viewers across the world and everything needs to be perfect. Overall and despite the complaints (as it happens every year) the huge effort of RTP result to a good result so far having in mind that this year Portuguese organisers decided not to use LED screens on stage. Instead technological challenges always occur as many countries use their own props and demand their own optical visuals something that needs extremely careful and hard work. Sometimes it fails (i.e Greece) but overall the outcome from the First Semi Final leaves open room to say that the second semifinal and more over the Grand Final will be tremendously successful.
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