After setting the bar so high at Eurovision 2016 in his native Sweden, Ola Melzig knew the follow-up in Ukraine would be a different prospect altogether. Despite a laundry list of challenges and more than a few logistical complications, Melzig’s hand-picked international crew managed yet again to deliver a truly world class production. TPi’s Ste Durham was on site in Kyiv to find out how.

Photos: Saskia Gaulke, Ralph Larman, Marco Kempen, Nora Ryan, TPi