I watched the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday. It was pretty entertaining to have in the background while getting ready for the night CHERYL at the Shackelwell Arms.
The winning song, Euphoria by Loreen, is catchy, makes you want to dance, and is very much of today. What I noticed though was how its staging was very different from that of the other contestants.
The Eurovision show stage is always ginormous, even though rules state that there can only be six performers on it at any one time, and changover between acts can only take 45 seconds. That leaves very little options to create striking visual images, and often the stage looks really empty and staging is dull.