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Eurovision Song Contest saw great combinations of spectacular lighting effects, music and emotions

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With more than 200 million viewers, the Eurovision Song Contest is the world's largest TV entertainment event

The capital of the Ukraine is staging the competition for the second time, having done so back in 2005. This year’s ESC slogan will be “Celebrate Diversity” and will run through all aspects of the event. It builds on last year’s slogan of “Come Together” and focuses on diversity as an essential part of the Eurovision set of values. 

“The past few years have been an impressive example of how lighting design can play an essential role in showcasing the songs. Effective illumination is crucial for the impact of the songs. That’s why we’re very happy to be the partner for the ESC once again,” says Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram.

Organisers consider it important once again this year to highlight the things all the participating countries have in common, and at the same time celebrate their special differences with fantastic music. The aim is to turn the show into a unique combination of culture, technology and creativity. True to the slogan of “Staging Emotion”, Osram will help create a spectacular stage for the participants from 43 countries during the semi-finals and the final. Hosting the show will be the Ukrainian trio of Timur Miroshnychenko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk and Oleksandr Skichko. 

With more than 200 million viewers, the Eurovision Song Contest is the world's largest TV entertainment event. The audience, whether live or watching on TV, can once again look forward to another show with advanced technology and emotive lighting effects – a unique celebration full of colours, shapes and dimensions. 

For many years the Eurovision Song Contest has been illuminated with innovative products from Claypaky. Osram’s renowned entertainment brand has made a major contribution to the success of the show in previous years. The highlight of the extraordinary lighting display will be more than 150 Claypaky Scenius Unico moving heads with a particularly large variety of effects. 

At the heart of the display is a special development from Osram – a 1,400 W discharge lamp with a colour temperature of 6,500 K. Among lighting designers the Eurovision Song Contest is regarded as the Holy Grail. “I really love to work with Scenius Unico because it allows me to create magnificent effects with matchless quality of light and gives me different lighting design opportunities such as spot, beam, wash and profile – all with one product”, says German lighting designer Jerry Appelt who received the honourable task this year to stage the lighting shows for all songs. 

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