The first shipment of special triple plied glass has arrived at the Palats Sportu. The glass will be used in the construction of the stage for the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. Yesterday, Spectra Stage & Event Technologies has started building the stage.
Last year in Istanbul the glass stage did not stand up to the flaming performance of Ruslana, who damaged the glass of the floor during one of her rehearsals. Therefore the organizers have taken additional measures this year to ensure the performances of all performers.
The glass that will be used for the stage has a number of layers glued together with a special layer of film, in order to be more elastic as opposed to being rigid. The upper layer will be composed of special tempered glass. The use of glass will allow effects to be created, that make the performers appear to be flying in mid air.
The first half of the countries participating in the semifinal of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest will be rehearsig their act on the brand new stage on 12th May.