The Queen of Greek dance music, Eleni Foureira, flew to Portugal recently in order to film her Eurovision postcard. The 2018 Cypriot Eurovision hopeful visited the majestic Portuguese capital where she filmed her postcard.
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 Cypriot postcard
The Cypriot Eurovision 2018 postcard will depict Eleni Foureira visiting Lisbon’s iconic Ribeira Market and cooking Portuguese dishes along with celebrated Portuguese chef Justa Nobre.
We will see Eleni walking through Lisbon and arriving at Ribeira Market where she will have a great experience shopping and cooking authentic local dishes.
Eleni was very pleased with the experience:
The filming of the Cypriot postcard gave me the first taste (literally!) of Portugal and Lisbon. I had the opportunity to get acquainted with Portuguese cuisine and bring my “Fuego” to the kitchen, next to an incredible chef! I want to thank you for the hospitality and enthusiasm, I am looking forward to return in May!
Eleni in Eurovision
Eleni Foureira was selected via an internal selection in order to represent Cyprus at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with her entry Fuego.
Eleni Foureira was born in Fier, Albania in 1987. She moved with her family to Greece and settled in Athens where she pursued a career in music. The sexy Greek pop star has charmed the Greek audience with her charismatic performances and unique voice. Eleni has won the hearts of both young and old and has established herself in the Greek music scene.
Foureira has 3 albums behind her and has had many hit singles both in Greece and Cyprus, having received many awards in both countries: Pio erotas pethenis, Reggaeton, Pes to kathara, Come tiki tam, Ase me, To kati pou exeis, etc.
The Greek superstar has taken Greece by storm with her energetic and flamboyant stage performances, notably her annual appearances at the coveted Greek MAD TV Awards and MAD Fashion Walk have left viewers mesmerised with Foureira’s charm and magnetism.
Cyprus in Eurovision
Cyprus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 and is yet to win the competition. The country’s best result in the contest remains a fifth place achieved on three ocassions: Anna Vissi (1982), Hara & Andreas Constantinou (1997) and Lisa Andreas (2004).
Cyprus is set to compete in the First Semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on 8 May.