Elation Professional is pleased to announce that over 800 of the company’s lighting
products will feature in the lighting rig at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest to
take place in Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine from May 9-13. As an official technical event
supplier to the 2017 show, Elation lighting will be utilized by Lighting Designer Jerry
Appelt and Eurovision Song Contest Head of Production Ola Melzig in what is certain
to be a spectacular lighting design.

“Being a part of the Eurovision Song Contest is a tremendous opportunity for
Elation, not only for us in Europe but around the world,’ stated Elation Director of
Sales & Marketing Eric Loader. “Our team is very excited to be involved in this
year’s production and honoured to be selected by the world-class design team which
is certain to dazzle audiences around the globe and help us show how well Elation
products can perform on one of the world’s largest stages.’

Ola Melzig was key in the decision to go with Elation, having expressed interest in
using the company’s products on Eurovision after the 2016 PLASA show. He
commented, “We’re thrilled to have Elation as one of our Technical Suppliers this
year on Eurovision. Their product range is a great fit for this show, and believe me,
we absolutely must have hard core lighting like this to stand up to the challenge!’

A large portion of the intelligent lighting package at Eurovision 2017 will be made
up of Elation lighting fixtures. On their way to Kyiv for its global debut is Elation’s
new full-colour Paladin™ strobe/wash/blinder effect light. Melzig and Appelt will
also be using Elation’s brightest LED wash light, the new Platinum 1200 Wash™,
along with the Platinum Seven™ LED wash light, and SixBar 1000™ LED batten
along with the company’s award-winning Platinum FLX™ hybrid moving head. All of
the Elation lighting fixtures that will feature on Eurovision will be on display at
Elation Stand F60/61 at the Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt.

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will be held at the International Exhibition Centre
in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Semi-Finals will take place on Tuesday 9th May and Thursday
11th May, with the Grand Final to be held on Saturday 13th May. The Eurovision
Song Contest is an annual competition held among active member countries of the
European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Each member country submits a song to be
performed on live television and then casts votes for the other countries’ songs to
determine the most popular song in the competition. The Contest has been
broadcast every year since its inauguration in 1956 and is one of the longest-
running television programs in the world. It is also the most-watched non-sporting
event in the world, with 2016 audience figures exceeding 200 million.