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Memorable props: From hamster wheel to burning piano

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They share the stage with all our favourite artists and some have become iconic in their own right! The first prop was used in 1957 at the second edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. That year, Margot Hielscher took a telephone with her on stage for her song 'Telefon, Telefon'. Since then, we have seen everything from hamster wheels to pianos on fire. Here's an overview of several memorable props over the years.

Mariya Yaremchuk performing 'Tick - Tock' for Ukraine in 2014
Mariya Yaremchuk performing 'Tick - Tock' for Ukraine in 2014 — Eurovision.tv
Sergey Lazarev (Russia 2016) performing 'You Are The Only One' in Stockholm
Sergey Lazarev (Russia 2016) performing 'You Are The Only One' in Stockholm — Eurovision.tv
Donatan & Cleo - 'My Słowianie - We Are Slavic' (Poland 2014)
Donatan & Cleo - 'My Słowianie - We Are Slavic' (Poland 2014) — Eurovision.tv
Duncan Laurence (The Netherlands 2019) performing his winning song 'Arcade'
Duncan Laurence (The Netherlands 2019) performing his winning song 'Arcade' — Andres Putting
OVI of Paula Seling & OVI (Romania 2014)
OVI of Paula Seling & OVI (Romania 2014) — Eurovision.tv
Buranovskiye Babushki - 'Party For Everybody' (Russia 2012)
Buranovskiye Babushki - 'Party For Everybody' (Russia 2012) — Eurovision.tv
Svetlana Loboda performing 'Be My Valentine (Anti-Crisis Girl)' at Eurovision 2009
Svetlana Loboda performing 'Be My Valentine (Anti-Crisis Girl)' at Eurovision 2009 — Eurovision.tv
DoReDos represented Moldova at Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon with the song 'My Lucky Day'
DoReDos represented Moldova at Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon with the song 'My Lucky Day' — Thomas Hanses
Eurovision 2018 winner Netta performing 'TOY' in Lisbon
Eurovision 2018 winner Netta performing 'TOY' in Lisbon — Thomas Hanses
Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw rehearsing 'Heroes' on stage in Vienna
Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw rehearsing 'Heroes' on stage in Vienna — EBU
Lidia Isac represented Moldova in 2016 with 'Falling Stars'
Lidia Isac represented Moldova in 2016 with 'Falling Stars' — Eurovision.tv
In 2017, Austria was represented by Nathan Trent with 'Running On Air'
In 2017, Austria was represented by Nathan Trent with 'Running On Air' — Andres Putting
Eric Saade - 'Popular' (Sweden 2011)
Eric Saade - 'Popular' (Sweden 2011) — Eurovision.tv
In 2018, San Marino was represented by Jessika featuring Jenifer Brening with the song 'Who We Are'
In 2018, San Marino was represented by Jessika featuring Jenifer Brening with the song 'Who We Are' — Andres Putting
Brendan Murray - Dying To Try (Ireland 2017)
Brendan Murray - Dying To Try (Ireland 2017) — Thomas Hanses
Alyona Lanskaya performed 'Solayoh' for Belarus at Eurovision 2013
Alyona Lanskaya performed 'Solayoh' for Belarus at Eurovision 2013 — Eurovision.tv
Eduard Romanyuta - 'I Want Your Love' (Moldova 2015)
Eduard Romanyuta - 'I Want Your Love' (Moldova 2015) — Eurovision.tv
Benjamin Ingrosso (Sweden 2018) rehearsing 'Dance You Off' in Lisbon
Benjamin Ingrosso (Sweden 2018) rehearsing 'Dance You Off' in Lisbon — Thomas Hanses
Farid Mammadov came second at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song 'Hold Me'
Farid Mammadov came second at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song 'Hold Me' — EBU
Ilinca ft. Alex Florea - Yodel It! (Romania 2017)
Ilinca ft. Alex Florea - Yodel It! (Romania 2017) — Andres Putting
Miki rehearsing his entry 'La Venda' for Spain at Eurovision 2019
Miki rehearsing his entry 'La Venda' for Spain at Eurovision 2019 — Andres Putting
Denmark's Leonora performing 'Love Is Forever' in Tel Aviv at Eurovision 2019
Denmark's Leonora performing 'Love Is Forever' in Tel Aviv at Eurovision 2019 — Thomas Hanses
Dihaj represented Azerbaijan in 2017 with 'Skeletons'
Dihaj represented Azerbaijan in 2017 with 'Skeletons' — Andres Putting
MELOVIN performed 'Under The Ladder' for Ukraine at Eurovision 2018
MELOVIN performed 'Under The Ladder' for Ukraine at Eurovision 2018 — Thomas Hanses
SuRie - 'Storm' (United Kingdom 2018)
SuRie - 'Storm' (United Kingdom 2018) — Andres Putting
The Makemakes - 'I Am Yours' (Austria 2015)
The Makemakes - 'I Am Yours' (Austria 2015) — Eurovision.tv
Mariya Yaremchuk performing 'Tick - Tock' for Ukraine in 2014
Sergey Lazarev (Russia 2016) performing 'You Are The Only One' in Stockholm
Donatan & Cleo - 'My Słowianie - We Are Slavic' (Poland 2014)
Duncan Laurence (The Netherlands 2019) performing his winning song 'Arcade'
OVI of Paula Seling & OVI (Romania 2014)
Buranovskiye Babushki - 'Party For Everybody' (Russia 2012)
Svetlana Loboda performing 'Be My Valentine (Anti-Crisis Girl)' at Eurovision 2009
DoReDos represented Moldova at Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon with the song 'My Lucky Day'
Eurovision 2018 winner Netta performing 'TOY' in Lisbon
Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw rehearsing 'Heroes' on stage in Vienna
Lidia Isac represented Moldova in 2016 with 'Falling Stars'
In 2017, Austria was represented by Nathan Trent with 'Running On Air'
Eric Saade - 'Popular' (Sweden 2011)
In 2018, San Marino was represented by Jessika featuring Jenifer Brening with the song 'Who We Are'
Brendan Murray - Dying To Try (Ireland 2017)
Alyona Lanskaya performed 'Solayoh' for Belarus at Eurovision 2013
Eduard Romanyuta - 'I Want Your Love' (Moldova 2015)
Benjamin Ingrosso (Sweden 2018) rehearsing 'Dance You Off' in Lisbon
Farid Mammadov came second at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song 'Hold Me'
Ilinca ft. Alex Florea - Yodel It! (Romania 2017)
Miki rehearsing his entry 'La Venda' for Spain at Eurovision 2019
Denmark's Leonora performing 'Love Is Forever' in Tel Aviv at Eurovision 2019
Dihaj represented Azerbaijan in 2017 with 'Skeletons'
MELOVIN performed 'Under The Ladder' for Ukraine at Eurovision 2018
SuRie - 'Storm' (United Kingdom 2018)
The Makemakes - 'I Am Yours' (Austria 2015)
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