Followspot operator, Nils Barnikol-Veit, at the controls of a Robert Juliat Lancelot 4000W followspot on Eurovision 2012 Ireland entry Jedward at Eurovision 2012

Photo credits: Ralph Larmann / Thomas Hanses

Celebrating Ten Years of Robert Juliat Followspots at Eurovision

Robert Juliat is proud to announce 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 ten 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 forty-two 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."

Posted: 26th of June, 2012