With more than five months ahead, the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest, little by little they are revealing some details of what the 68th edition will be like. To date, we have met representatives of some countries: Belgium, Slovenia, Greece, France, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Cyprus and the recent announcement from the United Kingdom.
But today, December 19, we have finally known what the stage will be like where artists like Almacor, Lyric, Yoly Saa, Maria Pélae, Miss Caffeina either Jorge gonzalez. The Swedish public broadcaster (Sveriges Television) has shared the first images of the interior of the Malmö Arena through its social networks.
In addition, it has also come to light who will be in charge of lighting and visuals during the Festival. The Swedish designer Fredrik Stormbyfrom the study Green Wall Designs and Florianproduction designer will join forces to create “a spectacular, large-scale space for a global audience of more than 160 million people.”
In the sketches that the designers have already shown to the public, it can be seen that the stage is one of the most innovative that has been seen in recent editions of Eurovision. It will be shaped like a cross and will be a complete experience for the public present at the Malmö Arena since, being placed in the center of the venue, spectators will experience a 360-degree spectacle. Adding to this spectacular scenario are the mobile LED cubes and LED floors.
Own Stormbyexecutive director of Green Wall Designs, stated that his design studio “is honored to work with SVT as lighting and screen content designer for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. “We are excited to deliver a spectacular show in our home country and for audiences around the world.”
And, for its part, Florian He added: “I am very happy to return to the Eurovision family. Putting on an exceptional show is a team effort and I am proud to be part of a dream team of professionals – the right constellation of people to create something new and different. We all have the same vision of what this show should be and how to take the festival to the next level. For me, Sweden is always a guarantor of good music and entertainment.”
Green Wall Designs You already know what it’s like to work for shows with great global impact. Without going any further, they were in charge of the video, lighting and other scenic elements in the performance of Loren in Eurovision 2023, where she was the winner. In addition, they also participated in other projects such as Renaissance Tour of Beyoncethe tour of At Their Very Best of The 1975 and the show ABBA Voyage.
The representatives of Eurovision 2024
Although there are still many representatives to meet, as is the case of Spain, there are some countries that have already revealed their chosen artists.
The United Kingdom revealed last Sunday, December 17, during the final program of Strictly Come Dancinga British dance competition broadcast on BBCthat the singer and actor Olly Alexander will be your representative in Malmö. And, like the singer, actor and faithful fighter for the rights of the LGTBIQ + community, he will do it with a song with electronic overtones and a very danceable rhythm.
Belgium, for its part, was the first country to confirm which artist will perform next May at the Malmö Arena. Thomas Mustinknown musically as Mustiiis a singer, composer and actor who, in addition to appearing in several Netflix series and having two albums on the market, is one of the emerging artists with the most projection and popularity in his country.
Raiven will represent Slovenia at the Song Festival with Veronikaa song that reviews the history of important women in different historical periods and that she herself has defined as “the symphony of the sirens.”
Greece celebrates its 50th anniversary of participation in Eurovision in Sweden and will do so hand in hand with Marina Sattia young artist with a very personal sound derived from her family cultural mix: daughter of a Sudanese father, a Greek mother and raised on the island of Crete.
Like Belgium, France was also one of the countries that confirmed its representative the earliest. At the beginning of November, the French country announced that Slimane you will travel to Sweden to defend Mon Amour, a romantic ballad of which we have already been able to hear a little bit, thanks to the video that the artist himself published on his X profile, formerly known as Twitter.
The Dutch selection committee has decided that Joost Klein be the perfect candidate for the Netherlands to try to take over the crystal microphone at the 68th Eurovision gala. The young singer, a fan of the Festival since he was little, already has eight studio albums and thanks to his single Friesenjunglast summer managed to be number one in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Ukraine.
As seems to be customary, Cyprus has once again chosen an Australian artist to present its candidacy at the festival. Yes last year Andrew Lambrou tried to take victory with the ballad Break a Broken Heartthis year Silia Kapsis will defend a topic composed of Dimistris Kontopoulos, creator of several Eurovision songs, with a clear pop dance style.
Finally, after winning the ESCZ 2024 Aiko She will be the representative of the Czech Republic in Sweden. The artist will defend the country against her with Pedestalan empowering anthem that reminds us of the importance of self-love and prioritizing yourself in the face of any type of toxic relationship.
And you, who do you think will be the Spanish representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024?