Franka, the 2018 Croatian Eurovision hopeful travelled all the way to Portugal in order to record her Eurovision postcard. The Croatian star visited the magnificent Talasnal village in Lousa.
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 Croatian postcard
The 2018 Croatian postcard will depict Franka in one of Portugal’s most picturesque and breathaking landscapes, Talasnal.
The iconic village is located some two hundred kilometres from Lisbon and is exquisitely nestled in the Serrra da Lousã mountains in central Portugal.
When seen from far away, having Trevim as the background, Talasnal is like an illustrated postcard. In this village, the largest of the Serra da Lousã Xisto Villages, one can truly admire Portugal’s natural beauty with its mindblowing green landscape and unique the dark houses.
Franka was thrilled with the experience:
I love traveling and the filming of this postcard took me to this beautiful region, which I and my wonderful crew are really enjoying. We laugh a lot, but we’re also doing a good job. I hope the postcard will make the audience feel the positive energy which drives us. This region was completely unknown to me and I had never visited it before, yet I feel incredibly connected to this place; this village on the hill reminds me in many ways of my home region of Istria.
Franka was selected via an internal selection in order to defend the Croatian colours at the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. She will represent Croatia in Lisbon with her entry Crazy.
Croatia in Eurovision
Croatia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 with Put and is yet to win the contest. The country achieved its best results in the contest in 1996 (Maja Blagdan) and 1999 (Doris Dragovic) when it placed 4th in the Grand Final.
In 2017 Croatia went internal in order to select its Eurovision act and entry for Kyiv. Jaques Houdek had the honour to fly the Croatian flag at ESC 2017 with his entry My friend.
Croatia will compete in the First Semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on 8 May in Lisbon.