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How does the Eurovision 2024 trophy look like?

The winner of Eurovision does not receive a cash prize, but they do get a large, unique crystal microphone designed specifically for the contest.

Every year, Eurovision captivates millions of viewers worldwide with its display of music, diversity, and emotions. But how much do we really know about the coveted prize the winner takes home? This iconic award, known as the “Crystal Microphone,” not only represents victory but also holds a rich history and significance.

From Dima Bilan in 2008 to Loreen in 2023, every Eurovision winner since that edition held in Belgrade has had the honor of raising the much-desired Crystal Microphone.

The design of the Crystal Microphone is a creation of the renowned Swedish designer Kjell Engman, who conceived it in 2008. This trophy is a masterpiece made entirely of crystal, with meticulous details that capture the essence of Eurovision’s passion and diversity. For the 2024 edition, the trophy has been manufactured by the glassworks Kosta Boda.

The prestigious award has an approximate height of 26 centimeters and weighs around 2 kilograms. Its streamlined shape mimics the silhouette of a microphone, with elegant lines and smooth curves that give it a modern and sophisticated look. The crystal used in its construction is of the highest quality, ensuring durability and exceptional brilliance.

At the base of the trophy, there’s a transparent crystal pedestal that not only provides stability but also highlights the beauty of the design. Additionally, the name of the winning country is engraved on the base, immortalizing their victory and adding a personalized touch to each edition of Eurovision.

Meaning and impact, beyond a simple prize

The Crystal Microphone awarded to the Eurovision winner is not just a prize; it’s a symbol of musical excellence and European unity. Its elegant and timeless design embodies the harmony among the participating nations in the contest, celebrating Europe’s cultural and linguistic diversity.

Each year, when the Eurovision winner lifts this trophy on stage, it marks the culmination of their journey through the contest and the recognition of their talent by millions of viewers worldwide. The Crystal Microphone thus becomes a tangible testament to their success and a source of inspiration for future participants.

Moreover, the Crystal Microphone has transcended its role as a prize and has become an object of desire for collectors and Eurovision fans. Its aesthetic beauty and its connection to the contest’s history make it a unique and valuable piece, desired by those who yearn to own a fragment of Eurovision’s magic.

Download our Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2024!

As is tradition, with the arrival of Eurovision 2024, ESCplus International has prepared a comprehensive guide to the European contest so that you won’t miss a single detail of everything happening in Malmö, Sweden.

In the guide, you’ll find an initial introduction with detailed general information about this edition’s organization, the hosts, the voting system, and other interesting aspects of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. Additionally, each country will have an illustrated section where you’ll find information about the song, its lyrics, and the biography of each performer, as well as a series of appendices where you can not only record the official votes cast during the contest but also your own scores.

Eurovision Song Contest 2024: “United By Music”

The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 will be held in Malmö, Sweden, on May 7, 9, and 11. The 68th edition maintains the same level of participation as the previous Liverpool 2023 edition, with a total of 37 countries. Among them, Luxembourg returns after over 30 years of absence, while Romania has withdrawn.

The contest promises to be a celebration of music and diversity, with a special tribute to ABBA, a group that made a significant impact on the history of Eurovision and pop music.

Sweden is one of the most successful countries in Eurovision, with a total of seven victories, tying with Ireland, which makes them the two most winning countries in the contest. Besides ABBA and Loreen, who won twice, other Swedish winners include Herreys, Carola, Charlotte Nilsson, and Måns Zelmerlöw.

Under the motto “United By Music,” the 68th edition of the European contest will feature a colorful and vibrant theme art that moves away from the classic logo. It embraces the simplicity, originality, and minimalism that have always characterized Swedish design.

“The Eurovision Lights” centers around the aurora borealis and the harmonious rhythm of sound equalizers. The design is characterized by yellows, oranges, pinks, and purples, which, when combined, flood the screen with color and light, giving a dynamic touch to the concept.


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