JUNIOR EUROVISION.TV REPORTS / POLAND – One month before the actual show we finally got the stage design by EBU and TVP. for the 2021 edition of Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
The stage announcement describes it as very modern and suitable for youngsters in the 21st century.
Personally, I am not thrilled by the maquette but the organisers claim we will see new features, lights and elements of augmented reality! It better work out.
Testing features for Eurovision 2021? Testing features which would have been introduced anyway in Eurovision 2020? After all, JESC was always a test for senior Eurovision. The biggest test, of course, will be the use of the 4th EBU scenario for the Rotterdam edition as most countries will perform in their homeland studios, properly stages under the EBU / TVP guidelines and scenery.
Although the conditions this time around have significantly changed, Creative Director for Junior Eurovision 2020, Konrad Smuga, is bringing audiences a new design that “will create a spectacle that will appeal to the European audience, just like last year.”
Anna Brodnicka, the author of the concert’s scenography, was inspired by the rich symbolism of a circle and it’s a connection to our lives. Spherical and round shapes will be displayed on huge multimedia surfaces and several hundred light devices will be used to visually identify the competitors as well as take the televised audience into a magical space.
“The circle has always been a symbol of perfectness, life and unity,” Anna said. “We move around the circle of life… We all experience many changes during this journey: Starting as children, then becoming a teenager and finally moving into adulthood.”
She believes that the circumference of the circle represents the circle of life that is all around us and the centre of that circle is what is shared by all the living creatures that are equally important to us. With all this imagery and new technology, they “hope to create a truly special spectacle that will appeal to the European audience”.
We will all have to wait in anticipation until Sunday 29 November when the stage goes live!