Denmark’s DPA flies the flag at Eurovision

d:screet mics capture the 2014 contestants’ press briefings.
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Danish mic manufacturer DPA Microphones supplied the podium microphones for the press room for last weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest final.

The competition was held at B&W Halls in Copenhagen, Denmark, with a separate auditorium, specially equipped by PA company DPA Soundco (no affiliation), serving as the official press centre.

“We have installed 20 [DPA] d:screet Supercardioid Miniature Podium Microphones, specified by broadcast rental company Best Broadcast Hire,” explained Bent Iversen, key account manager for DPA Soundco. “These are positioned on the press table, where they are mounted on K&M table bases.” Pictured with the mics are Sammarinese contestant Valentina Monetta (right) with the head of San Marino's Eurovision delegation, Alessandro Capicchioni.

Iversen added that the main Eurovision show “[wouldn 't be] using any instrument microphones, because 99 per cent of what the audience hears is playback”.

The Eurovision final was won by Austria’s Conchita Wurst with her song ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’, followed by The Common Linnets’ ‘Calm After the Storm’ (the Netherlands) and Sanna Nielsen’s ‘Undo’ (Sweden).


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