Slovenia: Lea Sirk films her Eurovision postcard on Faial Island, in the Azores

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The 2018 Slovenian Eurovision hopeful Lea Sirk has flown to the magnificent Azores in order to film her Eurovision postcard, namely to the picturesque Faial Island.

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 Slovenian Postcard

Lea Sirk flew all the way to the beautiful Azores Islands in the Atlantic Ocean in order to film her Eurovision postcard.


The Slovenian postcard has been filmed on Faial Island and will depict the 2018 Slovenian representative enjoying the natural beauty of this Atlantic island.

Lea shared her thoughts after filming her postcard:

Filming the postcard was a real puzzle for me. For three days we were exposed to the nature, which literally played tricks on us. From the sun to complete downpour in half an hour.

Despite the weather and all that, I have spent a truly beautiful trip on an island that I would not have known and experienced otherwise. Among other things, I was also very lucky to get a great team that took care of recording my postcard. Relaxed Portuguese are a perfect hit for me.

What she will remember most about her first visit to Portugal as part of the Eurovision Song Contest is the Portuguese language, which she was eagerly learned together with her team and with help from the locals.

On the last day, I already managed to say quite a few many things without making an error. Quite a success, right?

About Lea Sirk

Lea Sirk won the 2018 Slovenian national final EMA and will represent Slovenia at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with her entry Hvala, ne.

Slovenia in Eurovision

Slovenia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest with IX Band in 1993 and is yet to win the competition. The country achieved its best result in the contest in 1997 and 2001 when it placed 7th.

Slovenia is set to compete in the Second Semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on 10 May.

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