Robert Juliat celebrates at Eurovision
27 June 2012
Azerbaijan - Robert Juliat reports that 2012 is the tenth year in which RJ followspots have been used on the Eurovision Song Contest.
For the third year running, Lightpower of Germany supplied Robert Juliat followspots to this prestigious international event at the end of May, the two semi-finals and the finals of which were broadcast in three live televised events from Baku, Azerbaijan.
Lighting designer, Jerry Appelt, used 10 Robert Juliat spots in total - six RJ Aramis 2500W HMI followspots with DMX control and four of the mighty RJ Lancelot 4000W HTI followspots - to highlight participants from 42 countries.
"We chose Robert Juliat followspots for two major reasons," says Appelt. "Firstly because Robert Juliat spots are extremely reliable which is a priority on a show of this size. The Aramis' remote DMX control is an essential feature which gave me precise control over the dimming of the spots, directly from the lighting desk.
"Secondly, and equally as important, Robert Juliat spots are very user-friendly. All our operators are familiar with Robert Juliat spots so know how to handle them and are very happy to work with them."
The Final, its spectacular opening performance and the interval act were watched by 23,000 spectators in Baku's Crystal Hall, and an estimated 125m viewers worldwide, making Eurovision the largest televised music programme in the world. Every moment of the performances were captured by 25 HD television cameras.
Ola Melzig, concert and stage Producer for the Eurovision, says, "Follow spots from Robert Juliat have been a part of Eurovision Song Contest since 2002, when we first started to use the products on this show, so 'Happy 10-year Anniversary Robert Juliat'!"
Francois Juliat, CEO of Robert Juliat, concludes, "Eurovision is a huge event to be involved with and we are delighted that our followspots are being used again. It is a great compliment and affirmation of their good performance over the past ten years."
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