ISRAEL – After a chaotic first repetition, the EBU and Christer Björkman were forced to go out with special instructions. Something that most of us haven’t notice but lots of the participants complaint, Aftonbladet reports.
“They apologize for the fact that television production is not complete and asks all jury groups to focus on the song and how it sounds, says a person with good insight.”
The Israeli Eurovision production has been lined with problems. After a chaotic first repetition on Wednesday, the organizer EBU was forced to send out special instructions to the jury groups, says several sources for Nöjesbladet.
Prior to the late repetition, which was to be judged by the participating countries’ jury groups, Eurovision song contests competition producer Christer Björkman is said to have made the decision.
They ask all jury groups to focus on the song and how it sounds instead of looking at how it looks in the TV box, says a person with good insight.
According to information provided to Nöjesbladet, people in the production have been forced to apologize to participating artists for any problems that have lined up the rehearsals.
“Yes, and they try to calm everyone with the fact that the jury groups have received special instructions on disregarding the TV production, says another of Nöjesbladet’s information providers.
John Lundvik was one of those who was severely hit by the technology problems, when all the light on the scene suddenly went out just when he was going to sing his “Too late for love”.
“Because of the technical problems that persecuted us, I think that everyone in the team went more routinely than in full gas,” he said after he had completed his first repetition.
Even in Northern Macedonia’s numbers, the light suddenly went out, so the singer Tamara Todevska stood in the dark and sang for 45 seconds. According to information for Nöjesbladet, sound and listening have also strayed for several of the contesting artists after responsible sound engineers mixed together the settings.