The first computer generated images of the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest stage have been sent out to the Heads of Delegations in order for the 42 participating countries to begin planning their stage performances for Helsinki.
The images were sent out this morning and show nothing more than a vague grey and white image. The stage appears to be relatively small compared to those of recent years, but exact measurements are not shown. Computer generated human outlines are positioned to give scalability.
News reaching esctoday.com is that there will be a catwalk attached to the stage, but that will only be available to camera crews and used for the interval and opening of the show, and the competing acts will not be allowed to use it as part of their show.
More indepth drawings will be available in the next few weeks, but the construction of the stage is still some way off, so do not expect any photographic images for some time yet.