Florian Wieder is on record confirming he's designing yet another circular monstrosity with a massive f**k off LED videowall behind it in Tel Aviv.
Sorry, a stage. I meant to say stage.
It's getting to the point that every show Is going to have exactly the same look-and-feel to it. 2018 was almost entirely a revamp of the 2017 look, right down to the font used on the graphics.
The main stage was practically identical to Kyiv's (LED aside) Lisbon's was fairly good but only because the LED screens were ditched. As for Kyiv's, both JESC and Melodifestivalen have done better jobs, sorry.
As I said in a thread elsewhere, historically there's only the BBC, RTE and SVT who genuinely try to make an effort to innovate and only one of those three broadcasters are going to deliver a win soon (Clue: they don't speak English!)
I understand the reasons for having a generic style but the Vienna, Kyiv and Lisbon shows have all been exceptionally vanilla. Baku wasn't great either but a loaded budget meant at least it looked good.