Eurovision by the numbers

1,500 journalists from more than 40 countries are slated to attend the competition.

May 13, 2019 09:52
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Are you ready for Eurovision?

Are you ready for Eurovision?. (photo credit: RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERS)

Eurovision 2019 is kicking off in Tel Aviv with 41 competing countries, two semi-finals and one grand finale. Here are some of the numbers and figures that go into pulling off one of the biggest events in Israel’s history:

1,600 people worked around the clock to prepare the Expo Tel Aviv site.

500 volunteers have been recruited to help guide the delegations, journalists and tourists.

0,000 tourists are expected to arrive in Tel Aviv just for the show.

54 days: How long it took for the KAN and EBU team to construct all of the infrastructure for the show.

96 hours: How long it is expected to take to disassemble everything.

1,500 journalists from more than 40 countries are slated to attend the competition.

NIS 8 million was spent by Expo Tel Aviv to renovate its public areas ahead of the contest.

12 LED video screens will be stationed behind the Eurovision stage – and can each rotate 360 degrees.

700 meters: The length of the screen behind the stage when all

12 pieces are united.

130 LED triangles will hang above the Eurovision stage and can be raised or lowered as needed.

220 kilometers of cables and wires will go into hooking up all the equipment.

7,280 seats and 46 commentator booths in the main pavilion.

50 buses will operate in Tel Aviv on Friday evening and Saturday to shuttle people to the Eurovision shows.

500 bus stops in the city will get English stickers and maps.

15 pop-up information booths for tourists will be stationed around Tel Aviv.

40 seconds for each competitor’s “postcard” – filmed at dozens of locations around Israel.

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