OSRAM is official lighting partner of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv
STAGING EMOTIONS: spectacular lighting effects, music and emotions!
As the official lighting partner of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), we had already given excellent support to the mega show business event in 2015 in Vienna and in 2016 in Stockholm. As a powerful company for modern, digital lighting technology, OSRAM is continuing the successful cooperation this year in Kyiv.
The capital of the Ukraine is staging stage 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.
Organizers 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.
“Matchless quality of light”
“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.”
Jerry Appelt, Lighting Designer of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv
“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.”
Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of OSRAM’s Business Unit Specialty Lighting
Looking forward to a show with advanced technology and emotive lighting
Besides the official Eurovision Song Contest voting OSRAM will provide a light voting of a different kind for the audience at home. While the artists perform their songs in the semifinals and in the big final, fans can vote for their favorites using an interactive application for the first time from within the official Eurovision Song Contest app. Each number of points from 1 to 12 stands for a particular color.
Depending on how many points a song gets in the OSRAM vote, the Kyiv City Administration Building and the Taras-Shevchenko Opera House in Kyiv will be illuminated in the relevant color. The results will be immediately visible in the city and via webcams throughout the world. The OSRAM LEDambient CONNECT family adds color to your car. The products can be controlled from an app via Bluetooth, lighting up vehicles in different colors – and even to the beat of the music playing in the car.
Among lighting designers the Eurovision Song Contest
is regarded as the Holy Grail
“The Eurovision Song Contest is like the Holy Grail of television. It attracts an enormous number of viewers from all over the world, and it's a huge challenge: to do it and to do it right.”
Fredrik Jönsson, Lighting designer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016
“The Sharpy changed everything. It produces the massive light beams that are all around in TV stage lighting these days.”
Richard Gorrod, “lighting gaffer” at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015