Eurovision 2016: The Stage is ready! Stand-in reharsals kick off

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After a few weeks of hard work, the Eurovision 2016 stage is finally ready at the Globen Arena in Stockholm. The stand-in rehearsals are taking place right now, and the main rehearsals will kick off on 2 May.

In a video message by Christer Björkman, we can see the stage in action. “Everything is connected and working. On the other side the stand-in reharsals take place where school students perform all songs of this year’s contest and the approximate camera work is being planned. It’s full of action and a lot of good energy in the air inside here”, says Christer.

See the stage in action by yourself:

The stand-in rehearsals are not new and been taking place every year since at least 2011. In 2013, one of the school students to rehearse was Ellen Benediktson who stood in for the French entry. Being discovered during the rehearsals, she later went on to participate in Melodifestivalen 2014 and 2015.

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  • MarioVision

    Christer Björkman
    might be GREAT on his job organizing the EuroVision & MelodiFestivalen all this time..
    But I really can’t claim the same about his persona. I just don’t find him likable person(unfortunately)

    All good things come to an end. I guess that it won’t be too long before he finally retires..
    We really thank him for his precious big contribution of course
    but nothing lasts forever in this life.. People come & people go…
    Its the way it goes..

  • MarioVision

    He should had better went quiet & never open his mouth to criticize
    even a respectable person that has now passed away.(Terry Wogan)

    Well judging by just the low level of the songs of ESC generally all these decades
    you would had only JUSTIFY Terry for being sarcastic& ironic in his commentary.
    Or even applause him.
    He was only describing all this circus that just his own eyes were actually seeing.
    Nothing more & nothing less.

  • Angelo Casiano

    Terry Wogan was downright disrespectful. He hated commenting on Eurovision so much, he finally quit. His “Dr. Death and the Tooth Fairy” comment was a disgrace. At times, his comments were just plain ol’ bullying, like the time he called Vânia Fernandes “fat.” He would ridicule other countries while turning a blind eye to disastrous British entries, including – but not limited to – “Flying The Flag (For You)” by the similarly ridiculously named group “Scooch.” While it may be in poor taste to speak ill of the dead, facts are facts, regardless of political correctness.

  • MarioVision

    By the way, these 2 presenters of Copenhagen’s EuroVision 2001 were plain TERRIBLE.
    The eurofans even have favored this funny spot on nickname that he gave them
    & i don’t think that Terry was really offensive on that one if u ask me..
    (I don’t even remember them with their real names! :P)

    On the other hand,ofc it was rude & disrespectful of him to call Portugal’s singer just fat..

    In main lines, the eurofans liked/favored his special commentary
    & now that he is gone he is missed..

  • MarioVision

    @ I didn’t actually of course justify ALL & EVERYTHING
    that he had actually said all these years that he was commentator for UK.
    But mainly pretty much his attitude for EuroVision was not unjustifiable.
    He was not dump or mean to being this sarcastic & cynical simply.
    I even believe that who ever else would had been in his place
    to do the job(as UK’s commentator) would had been the same as him.