Christabelle, the 2018 Maltese Eurovision hopeful travelled to Portugal recently in order to film her Eurovision postcard, namely to Alter do Chão.
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 Maltese postcard
The Maltese postcard has been filmed at Alter do Chão and depicts Christabelle in a horse ranch. The backdrop of Christabelle’s Eurovision postcard will depict the inconic Coudelaria de Alter do Chão and the magnificent landscapes of Alto Alentejo. The postcard will showcase a riding instructor waiting for Christabelle, after meeting up with the Maltese Eurovision hopeful he takes her on a unique unforgettable journey by giving her a special lesson in riding.
Christabelle had the opportunity to admire Tofu, a Lusitanian horse. She visited the horse ranch, museum and stables.
Christabelle commented after her filming her postcard:
It was fantastic and I even made a new four-legged friend, Tofu, not to mention all the Portuguese people I met, very hospitable. The postcard was filmed in a beautiful place in Alter do Chão and we spent two very good days. In Lisbon it was also amazing,the architecture and the food. Cannot wait to go back!
Christabelle was crowned the winner of the 2018 Maltese national final and will fly to Lisbon with Taboo.
Malta in Eurovision
Malta debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 and is yet to win the competition. The country achieved its best results in the contest in 2002 (Ira Losco) and 2005 (Chiara) when it placed 2nd.
Malta is set to compete in the Second Semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on 10 May in Lisbon.