Jan Lagermand Lundme reveals Anja’s staging changes due to security reasons
DENMARK – Reminiscing on having hosted the 2014 Eurovision, Jan Lagermand Lundme, head of entertainment for DR has stated that one of the ideas for Eurovision 2017 Danish performance were never realised.
The fireworks display for Eurovision lasts approximately 20 or 30 seconds and it was this, which DR wants to change, looking at the possibility of lengthening the display to 50 seconds.
This possible change was rejected by EBU, who were concerned with security matters, especially as the wind machine and the fireworks combined, could cause a potential fire.
It’s clear that DR would like to once again host Eurovision but since obtaining victory in 2013, they appear to have dropped in the standings, being unable to qualify in both 2015 and 2016 and only achieving 20th place in 2017.