The stage in the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen is ready for the 37 artists from all over Europe. But right before the action will start, the stage is now being checked in full function.
During the last few days a single picture of the stage has been revealed and spread around the web, along with a short clip of the technical rehearsal of My Słowianie, this year’s entry from Poland.
Will it be blue for the Slavic Girls? (A screenshot from the Polish technical rehearsal)
Just like last year, the Danish production is getting help from the Malmö Latin School, which is delivering stand-ins for the artists of this year’s contest. No less than 57 singers and dancers from Sweden along with 25 dancers from Denmark take part as stand ins for 22 of the 37 competing acts. Mattias Carlsson, the director of the stand-in rehearsals, says:
“The stand-in rehearsals include lights, picture and the LED-walls. We have an hour with every act and then we film and send a video of the rehearsal to the respective Head of Delegation, so they can give us a feedback. Then we prepeare ourselves for the original artists. Sometimes countries have no suggestion for a performance, so then we make up one”
A noteable stand-in artist from last year’s contest is Ellen Benediktson, who went on to participate in the Swedish Melodifestivalen this year. She was discovered after performing the French entry, L’enfer et moi. Watch her stand-in performance right below