The 2018 French Eurovision hopefuls Madame Monsieur have travelled to Portugal in order to film their Eurovision 2018 postard. The French postcard has been filmed in beautiful city of Viana de Castelo in the north of Portugal.
The delegations and participants of the 43 participating countries at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be travelling to Portugal prior to the contest in order to film their respective presentation postcards. Each artist will be portrayed in an activity or a challenge.
The postcards will showcase the beauty of Portugal and will portray the Eurovision artists enjoying the sights and sounds of the host country.
The presentation postcards serve as a massive platform for the host country to promote its tourism and showcase itself on a global scale as millions of viewers tune in to watch Europe’s favorite television show. The Eurovision Song Contest reaches households beyond Europe, from Australia to Argentina, from China to New Zealand, from USA to India etc.
The French postcard
The 2018 French postcard has been filmed in the iconic and beautiful city of Viana de Castelo.
Madame Monsieur, the 2018 French Eurovision hopefuls have recorded their Eurovision postcard in Viana do Castelo and had the opportunity to visit the city for a few days.
Located in the Minho region, Viana do Castelo is the northernmost coastal city of Portugal and is considered the Portuguese capital of folklore. The French postcard depicts the French hopefuls visiting Viana do Castelo’s Cathedral and shows them passing through a massive door, behind which a huge surprise awaits them. The two artists were given an extraordinary welcome party by the inhabitants of the city, who were dressed in the typical clothes of the region. In the midst of the colourful celebration the French duo learned a few steps of Vira, a Portuguese traditional dance.
Madame Monsieur were thrilled with their experience and commented:
It was the first time we were together in Portugal and we marveled at the beauty of Viana do Castelo. In the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia, the view from the top of the hill left us speechless! The food is incredible and the people of Viana are incredibly welcoming. We are already thinking of returning, perhaps after Eurovision, to spend a few more days in Viana and discover the region.
About Madame Monsieur
Madame Monsieur were crowned the winners of the 2018 French national selection Destination Eurovision and will fly to Lisbon with Mercy.
Émilie Satt and Jean-Karl Lucas are the artists behind Madame Monsieur, a project they created in 2013. In 2016 they released their first EP titled Tandem. Both Émilie Satt and Jean-Karl Lucas regularly collaborate with national and international artists.
France in Eurovision
France is one of the founder members of the Eurovision Song Contest having debuted in the very first contest in 1956 and has won the competition on 5 ocassions (1958, 1960, 1962, 1969 and 1977).
Madame Monsieur will perform in the Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on 12 May in Lisbon.