Augmented Reality is coming to Eurovision 2021!

April 27, 2021

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Florian Wieder, stage designer for Eurovision 2021, has revealed in an interview with ANP that augmented reality will play a big part in this years contest. This will be the first time in the history of Eurovision that augmented reality will be widely used, as DenD reports.

"In the Netherlands, the technology is very advanced for this and I always wanted to do something with it. What you see with your own eyes here in the room is one, but after that there is another layer over it. With augmented reality we will soon be able to create extra illusions that you can only see on TV. So you can actually see the Eurovision song contest best on TV"

Florian Wieder

Augmented reality was used at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, albeit there was only a very small amount used for a small part of the show, as Florian explains: “We also applied it during the last edition in Tel Aviv, but very small. Now it is really getting much bigger and more important.”

Director Marnix Kaart has aims to put his own stamp on the shows as much as he can, especially when it comes to the opening and interval acts: “I think we can do that and we will do that during the performances of Davina Michelle and Duncan Laurence. We are all going to create separate worlds in Ahoy. We have complete freedom there… There will be several moments of which I hope the viewer will think: oh wow, that looks really cool.”

Are you excited for Eurovision 2021? Are you excited to see how augmented reality will be implemented in the show? Let us know in the comments below!

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