The Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jan Ola Sand, has been following the preparations for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest closely.
Mr. Ola Sand believes it is “great” the contest will return to Copenhagen, after Danish broadcaster DR announced it would host the event in the capital.
“The city will create a perfect frame for both the delegations and visitors; a huge variety in terms of the cultural and gastronomic scene, a vast amount of hotel rooms in different categories, and the city is easily accessible from all over Europe”.
The Executive Supervisor admits DR has been thinking outside of the box for next year’s event. The venue of the 2014 Song Contest, the B&H Hallerne, has ignited a lot of creative ideas from the DR team, Mr. Ola Sand says.
Regarding possible rule changes he adds, “We are constantly working on the rules to keep them applicable and relevant. We are in the middle of the 2014 rules process and I will comment more on the rules when we send them out in late September”.