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Eurovision Song Contest Has Monster Ending
Entech Deploys McCauley Line Arrays in Support of Massive Event

Massive production in Athens
"Much like our successful production effort with McCauley Sound’s MONARC MLA3’s at the Olympic ceremonies in 2004, all eyes were again on us and our production team. The musical presentations could not have been more diverse, but again our McCauley line array’s performed magnificently."
Yiannis Papoutsakis
Enttech S.A.
Held since 1956 and likened to a sort of "Olympics of music," the annual singing showdown is the longtime precursor to the American Idol TV franchise, where singers from dozens of nations compete for audience votes to and the coveted Eurovision crown. An estimated 100 million people around the world tuned into last Saturday's finale on TV.

Mighty monster rockers Lordi proved too much for Ulster-born Daz Sampson at Saturday night's Eurovision as the Finns stormed to victory for the first time. This was the first time a metal act had won the contest, usually dominated by lighter pop performances. It was clear after the first few countries had delivered their votes that Lordi were on a one-way ticket to Eurovision victory. The monstrous looking band had been the talk of the contest since they were first chosen to represent Finland.

Hosting the event for the first time, Greece put on an opening ceremony that left spectators in no doubt as to where they were. Since Helena Paparizou won Eurovision 2005 with her rousing song "My Number One", Greece had the honor of hosting the Eurovision competition in Athens in 2006. Dramatic and spectacular, the performance was full of the geography, history and imagery of Greece, based around the themes of sea and sunshine.

Athens’ Enttech S.A. was tapped to provide the live sound reinforcement for the thousands who were lucky enough to get a ticket. Bringing in their arsenal of McCauley line array, over 36 cells were brought on site in

support of the event.

Yiannis Papoutsakis, managing director for Enttech was pleased. “Much like our successful production effort with McCauley Sound’s MONARC MLA3’s at the Olympic ceremonies in 2004, all eyes were again on us and our production team. The musical presentations could not have been more diverse, but again our McCauley line array’s performed magnificently.”

McCauley Sound’s Executive Director Evgueni Samochine was on site for the contest’s stunning finale. “The Eurovision contest is a very prestigious event, and I was glad to be able to adjust my schedule to be here in person. Enttech did a superior job with the presentation and we are pleased to receive so many positive comments about the performance of our product. McCauley Sound line array technology has proven itself yet again.”

NBC, CNN and BBC immediately after the contest had live links with Athens in which the compliments towards the production were not only enthusiastic but quoting some broadcasters it was said that 'Athens Eurovision was indeed the best concert ever broadcasted in the 51 years of Eurovision history'.



   
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