The 2019 ESC provided the stage for an extraordinary showcase of all things “Made in Italy”. This was not only thanks to the great singing show of the country’s entry, who secured second placed in the final, but also the high-quality performance of the DTS products included within the lighting plot. Over 400 fixtures from the company were used to light up the main hall and the Greenroom.
The 64th edition of Eurovision Song Contest ended with the enthusiastic applause of the public and the whole organisation team. This year the contest took place in Tel Aviv, Israel, following Israel’s victory at the 2018 contest. The contest consisted of two semi-finals on May 14th and 16th, and the final on May 18th. The three live shows were held at Expo Tel Aviv and hosted by Erez Tal, Bar Refaeli, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub with 41 countries taking part into the contest.
For the first time, DTS fixtures were chosen for the lighting plot, with 376 Katana led bars shining in the main hall producing distinctive “blades of light”, as well as 48 Synergy 5 Profile were installed in the Greenroom.
Katana, thanks to its 3.5° – 30° linear zoom, is able to cut through the air with bright and sharp effects. The fixtures were installed above the audience and all around the main hall and, with single pixel control, adapted to each performance with dynamic multicolor effects.
The extreme versatility and brightness made Synergy 5 Profile lit up the multilevel scenography of the Greenroom, where the singers were interviewed during the show and waited for the on-air light for their delegation. Synergy 5 Profile, thanks to its rotating framing system, allows for its output beam to be shaped and framed without losing brightness.
Lighting Designer Ronen Najar said of the DTS products, “We hung the Katana around the stage and above the crowd. Katana was the perfect fixture for continuing the triangle ceiling design and completing the lines from the triangle video strip. With the new module designed for us we used the Katana all the time. Synergy was hung in the Green Room and helped us to duplicate the feeling from the main venue. We were very happy and all units worked without problems.”
Raffaella Scaccia, DTS Sales Director:“The Eurovision Song Contest is with no doubt an important event for people and companies who work in the entertainment industry. We are really proud for this new challenge that made us better known throughout Europe, showing our energy and focus on growth and improvement.
According to the contest lighting crew, our products have proved to be very reliable and we are happy that the Made in Italy concept is once again confirmed as an added value.”