Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, International Congress Center, May 14 to 18
For the fifth time in a row, OSRAM has brought entertainment to life with light. The numerous luminaires from OSRAM were essential for the spectacular light show on the ESC stage. Our Claypaky brand provided several hundred of them and thus an essential part of the entire lighting system.
“I am delighted that OSRAM has once again created unforgettable moments at the ESC 2019. With our lighting solutions, we have helped the artists to get the best out of their shows. These were performances that excited fans around the world,” said Gunnar Eberhardt, Head of Entertainment & Architectural Lighting.
After Lisbon last year, Osram will once again be the official partner to shine a light on the artists of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Tel Aviv. The world's largest TV entertainment event will take place from May 12 to 18 at the International Congress Center in Tel Aviv. Under the slogan “Dare to dream!”, 42 artists will fight to bring the victory home to their country. Both at the two semifinals on May 14 and 16 and at the final on May 18, we will support the artists, and we will create a unique atmosphere for high emotions.
Our motto for this year is tailored to the venue: “#FeelTheVibe” reflects the city’s vitality and energy. Like no other city, Tel Aviv embodies a blend of tradition and innovation, successfully combining the best of history and modernity. This feeling is also transferred to the ESC and is supported by our innovative lighting on stage and in the city.
Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub will be hosting the live shows.
A show with hundreds of entertainment luminaires from OSRAM
Along with lighting designers Ronen Najar and Dakar Azulay, the numerous luminaires are an essential part of the spectacular light show on the ESC stage. Hundreds of them and therefore a substantial proportion of the entire lighting system will again be provided by Claypaky, our innovative entertainment brand. The company is one of the world's leading brands for entertainment lighting and with its lighting solutions has played a huge part in the success of the ESC shows over the past several years.
First introduced in 2019, the Sharpy Plus is one of the highlights on the main stage. Axcor 600 spotlights with integrated SSL technology will also be part of the show. The Unico from the Scenius family will also provide great effects again. Off stage the Sharpy Wash will be used, completing the Claypaky lighting concept.
In addition to the Claypaky products, luminaires from other brands featuring OSRAM lamp technology such as Robe’s BMFL will be integrated into the system.
OSRAM light-voting again part of the official Eurovision Song Contest app
Away from the ESC stage, the sights of the city of Tel Aviv will also be shining in bright colors. This year, OSRAM spotlights will illuminate almost the entire district of Old Jaffa. Sights such as the clock tower and Saint Peter’s Church dating back to the Ottoman Empire will be lit up in different colors. The same applies to the International Congress Center where the Eurovision Song Contest will take place.
Which colors the buildings are illuminated in will be determined by viewers using the official Eurovision Song Contest app. Via the OSRAM light voting section they can vote for each artist during the two semifinals and the final. The scale goes from one to twelve. Each number of points stands for a particular color. The average value of all the votes produces the final score and therefore the color in which the landmarks will be illuminated.
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During the semi-finals and the grand finale, you can use the Light Voting function, which is part of the official ESC app, to vote for each song as it is being performed.
Video: This is how the app works
Hot? - or not? Cool colors such as blue indicate that the song leaves the audience “cold”, while a warm red means that the performance is “pulsating”. The results will be immediately visible in the city and via webcams throughout the world.
The first semifinal will take place on May 14, the second on May 16. On May 18 it will then be decided which artist will win the Eurovision Song Contest.
See the video. It explains perfectly how easy the app works.