First stage details announced

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The first details of the stage, which will be built in the Saku Suurhall, are known. In the line of the 'modern fairytale' theme, the stage will have several levels and a revolving stage.

The design team of Iir Hermeliin, Ain Nurmelaand and Ülar Mark won the stage design contest of ETV last year. Their ideas were chosen from nine potential concepts. The winning team designed a set which has several distinct levels. Constructed from steel, wood and glass, the whole design is to be topped by a revolving stage. The different levels will be linked by paths and stairways allowing the presenters and on stage acts to make full use of the space.

When asked about the stage, Hermeliin hinted at how the concept of this year's contest would be represented by the team responsible for the stage. “The keyword for the stage design was to be a modern fairytale and it had to convey the essence of Estonia. We decided right at the beginning that we would not let ourselves to be influenced by the general notion that the stage design should be traditional, boring, commercial and in accordance with the euro-standard”.

The stage design has been made after long discussions between the stagedesigners and several foreign representatives. “After long discussions we put down what each of us meant by the essence of Estonia and then we had to decide how to express those ideas through colours in a fairytale. The stage design evolved from the same concept. All I can say is that the stage of the song contest will be neither round nor square, neither high nor low, for in a modern fairytale anything is possible”.

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