ISRAEL – KAN, the Israeli national broadcaster already launched a tender for the stage design in an internal procedure, obviously inviting specific companies and designers to participate and not a public call.
It is assumed by the regional press that LED monitors will return in the show, as already the 2018 host country skipped them to avoid the cost, something which was negatively criticised by most participants and fans.
Also the 1999 Eurovision in Jerusalem stage designer lashed against the 2018 stage design calling it a bad choice and to memorable.
This time the Israeli hosting will feature a LED stage for the first time in their hosting history. But the stage seems it will be smaller in scale.
It has also been instructed to those bidding for the stage design, that the stage must be completely visible from all areas of Pavilion 2. It will be smaller in scale and minimalistic.
“The design should include the use of the space of the chosen compound for hosting (the exhibition gardens) in a manner that will enable maximum viewing – in the seating and / or standing”, sources claim.
Tamir Dayan, CEO of EXPO in Tel Aviv, reveals plans to visit former host broadcasters in the coming months.
“At this point we haven’t seen the facilities of other countries from past contests, but we plan to fly to a few places in the near future to see how they did it, to learn from their lessons and do the best Eurovision that Europe has known to date.”