"L‘illumination – douze points. Lighting – twelve points."
Last year in Vienna the Eurovision Song Contest celebrated its 60th year. Over 200 million TV viewers watched the world's largest TV entertainment event. A central component of the show was the lighting. Every single performance at the Vienna city hall had its own lighting concept and lighting design.
Most of the cutting edge lighting technology was provided by OSRAM and its subsidiary Clay Paky. The stage at Vienna's City Hall hosted a total of 40 individual presentations of breathtaking musical performances. Virtual spaces were created in mere seconds thanks to the state-of-the-art lighting technology.
Views of an unforgettable show
Opening of the final show
The final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Photo: Ralph Larmann.
View of the stage in the City Hall
Blue lighting intro for the performances. Photo: Ralph Larmann
Lighting for the opening act
Stage during the opening act. Photo: Ralph Larmann
Spotlights all over the City Hall. Photo: Ralph Larmann.
View of the stage
Clay Paky's "Mythos" to support the singer's message. Photo: Ralph Larmann.
Music fans in the City Hall
Fascinated, touched and excited by a big show.
Views of the lightvotings
City Hall square
Red light indicates a vote of 12 points.
Public viewing in the eurovision village
Big party throughout the week.
City Hall square in blue
Must have been the vote for Ann-Sophie ;)
Happy people partying and voting
It rained in the evening of the final, but the people stayed in good mood.
Green light indicating "5 points" from the fans
A lot of the results were medium results.
Another top result
Purple, isn't it? "Purple rain, purple rain .."