Belgium: SENNEK films her postcard in Lisbon

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Following the 2018 Austrian hopeful Cesar Sampson, the next Eurovision 2018 act to travel to Portugal in order to record her postcard is Belgium’s SENNEK. The Belgian representive has filmed her presentation postcard in Lisbon.

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 2018 Belgian Eurovision representative, SENNEK flew to Lisbon this week to film her postcard. The Belgian singer will be seen sailing on the magnificent Tagus river in her postcard.


Belgian postcard

SENNEK’s postcard is set in the docks of Lisbon with the backdrop of the Tagus river. The warehouses of the Port of Lisbon were recovered during the 1990s and have become a popular place of the city, offering a fantastic view. Here, the singer was received by a captain and boarded a sailboat and sailed along the river. The city of Lisbon served as the backdrop for the Belgian postcard,  viewers will be able to see some of the most iconic symbols of the capital such as the 25 de Abril Bridge.

SENNEK commented:

What a fantastic day! Sailing is so relaxing and thankfully I already had some experience. Navigating on the Tagus River was a wish I had and now I have realized it! Despite the cold inside the boat, the sun was shining!


Laura Groeseneken aka SENNEK was the first Eurovision 2018 confirmed participant. She was selected via an internal selection by Belgian broadcaster VRT in order to fly the Belgian flag in Lisbon. The official annoucement was made  on VRT’s  Van Gils & Gasten show, where she sang an English version of the 2017 Portuguese Eurovision entry Amar pelos dois.

Born in 1990, Laura Groeseneken is a singer and songwriter who has participated in several prestigious musical projects. Since 2014, Laura has worked with musician Ozark Henry, with whom she has performed at some of the biggest music festivals in Belgium. While working as a store designer (visual merchandiser), she has concentrated on her solo career and composed her own songs as Sennek – an artistic name with which he will perform in Lisbon.

Belgium in Eurovision

Belgium is one of the founder members of the Eurovision Song Contest having debuted in 1956. The country has won the competition once in 1986 with Sandra Kim.

SENNEK will be performing in the First Semi-final on the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday 8 May.

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