Globen is ready in time and in schedule. The technical stand-in rehearsal have started last Thursday and the producers as well as the delegations will have the first glimpse of their ideas working out for real. Once again students of Stockholm schools are being used for the rehearsals. They are 91 this year and they will learn the songs in their original language (not a hard task this year I'm afraid, Ed. note) and their choreographies and produce a perfect replica. Some students are doing several lead roles, like Isabella Larm who belts out both Finland and Macedonia.
The delegations will get filmings of these and have a chance to make changes before they come on spot. That includes backdrops, special effects, camera angles, microphones. sound, lights, logistics... everything you see (and don't see) on screen.
Lotta Furebäck and Martin Kagemark are in charge and they reveal that Russia, Australia, Malta and Belarus are the most technologically advanced ones, in true spirit of Måns Effect. In general we can expect a lot of technology and lavish stagings.
There will be 40 cameras, including 2 Moviebird 45 ft cranes, 3 rail cams, 3 steady cams, 2 handheld cams, 7 Dolly cams and one fixed cam for the scrutinee's table. And then there are the cameras in Press center and in the Tele2 Arena for the public viewing party.