Ryan O’Shaughnessy, the 2018 Irish Eurovision hopeful was in Portugal recently in order to film his Eurovision postcard. He recorded his postcard on the picturesque island of Porto Santo in the Madeira archipelago.
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 Irish postcard
Ryan O’Shaughnessy, the 2018 Irish Eurovision hopeful has filmed his Eurovision postcard on the eastern most island of the Madeira archipelago, Porto Santo.
The Irish postcard will depict Ryan diving in the Atlantic Ocean and enjoying the sandy beaches of Porto Santo. The island is famous for its pristine beaches and calm waters.
About Ryan O’Shaughnessy
Ryan O’Shaughnessy was selected via an internal selection in order to fly the Irish flag at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. He will defend the Irish colours in Lisbon with his song Toguether.
Ireland in Eurovision
Eire aka Ireland debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 .
Ireland holds many a record when it comes to our beloved contest: the country has won the competition a total of 7 times (1970, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996). The Emerald Isle is the only country to have won the event 3 times in a row (1992, 1993, 1994), whilst Dublin retains the record of being the only city to have hosted the event twice in a row ( 1994, 1995). In fact the 90’s were Ireland’s golden years in Eurovision, the country welcomed the Eurovision bandwagon 4 times in a span of 5 years ( 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1997) with Dublin hosting the event thrice.