L-Acoustics, DiGiCo, Sennheiser and DPA equipment was on display at last weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest final in Copenhagen.
On the microphone front, host broadcaster DR (the Danish Broadcasting Corporation) used 96 channels of Sennheiser Digital 9000 (DR owns a 24-channel system and rented the rest from MM Commuications), with 32 channels of the 2000 Series for in-ears. According to Sennheiser, “the audio and RF conditions in the arena were really difficult,” so Jonas Naesby of Sennheiser Nordic was on-site to support DR.
Rentall supplied K1, K2 and KARA line arrays from Eurovision veteran L-Acoustics, while a Soundware FOH team comprising Tobias Berg (designer), Robert Røhr (console A), Malte Oscar (console B) and Jurgen Vandewalle (speaker system) manned two DiGiCo SD7 consoles with Waves plug-ins (one main and one backup). DiGiCo was also represented onstage with one SD10 for the final mic check and two SD-Racks for feeding the PA.
Danish mic manufacturer DPA Microphones supplied the podium microphones for the press room.
Eurovision 2014 was won by Austria’s Conchita Wurst (pictured, credit: Ralph@larmann.com) with her song Rise Like a Phoenix.