It’s not only the Eurovision stage that brings a light show to Kyiv. For the third year in a row OSRAM company takes their interactive lightning to the host city. During the performances you can join in to decide Kyiv's city lighting
Get ready for Kyiv’s impressive light show. Not only the stage lightning but also the interactive lightning of buildings in Kyiv. OSRAM company brings the project LIGHT UP to Kyiv, as they also did the two recent years in Stockholm and Vienna.
OSRAM company will illuminate Kyiv City Administration and T.Shevchenko National Opera with the help of fans from Europe and beyond. During the contestants’ performances on the Semi-Finals and Final, fans will be able to rate each act from 1 to 12 points using the Eurovision Song Contest app. Each point has it’s own color and the illumination of the building will change according to the points that the contestants get.
Fans and residents in Kyiv will be able to see the direct result in the city with their own eyes and spectators from abroad will be able to watch the colour change using the application. ”The last few years were an example of light show’s role. An impressive illuminations has a dramatic impact on the spectators. That is why we are happy to get another opportunity to be partners of the Eurovision”, says Joachim Schwabe, the CEO-specialist in OSRAM’s Business Unit Specialty Lighting.
The voting in the mobile app will not affect the result in the contest. But will definitely be a way to draw attention to Kyiv’s landmarks and also show the fans’ perception of the show during the contestant’s performance.
Remember the cultural buildings
Kyiv City Administration building is located on Khreshchatyk street, which is in the heart of the Eurovision Village. Here fans from all over the world will join together to spend time in the fan-zone and will in the same time be able to enjoy OSRAM’s Eurovision light show. We wanted our guests to remember Kyiv not only by the venue and Khreshchatyk, but aslo to point out the cultural buildings. We want our architectural gems to be more recognized abroad. The National opera impresses by it’s elegance and festivity. It is just the right building, which should be demonstrated to the world,” says Victoria Sydorenko, international PR-manager of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.