Eurovision Song Contest: Great emotions, great lightshow, light voting in Kyiv.

#StagingEmotions: spectacular lighting, 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 was continuing the successful cooperation this year in Kyiv.

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

The Organizers considered 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 was to turn the show into a unique combination of culture, technology and creativity.

True to the slogan of “Staging Emotion”, OSRAM helped create a spectacular stage for the participants from 43 countries during the semi-finals and the final. Hosting the show was the Ukrainian trio of Timur Miroshnychenko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk and Oleksandr Skichko.

Fantastic lightshows on stage and in Kyiv: A big party for music fans all over Europe

Video: Recap of the light voting in Kyiv

Using the app you could control a one of the most fancy lighting spectacles Kyiv has seen. Have a look in the video and see how ESC fans could illuminate the Kyiv City Administration Building and the Taras Shevchenko National Opera.

Full length interview with Jerry Appelt, lighting designer

“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

Full length interview with Jerry Appelt, lighting designer

"The Sharpy changed everything."

“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

“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

They way it was 2016 and 2015