Serbia: Sanja Ilić & Balkanika film their Eurovision postcard in Porto

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The 2018 Serbian Eurovision hopefuls Sanja Ilić & Balkanika flew to Portugal recently in order to film their Eurovision postcard, namely to the magnificent city of Porto.

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 Serbian Postcard

The Serbian postcard will depict the 2018 Eurovision hopefuls Sanja Ilić & Balkanika in the north of Portugal, in the iconic city of Porto.

The Serbian postcard was filmed at Vila Nova de Gaia. The group had the opportunity to visit the Porto wine cellars and discover the riverside area from  Cais de Gaia.

Sanja Ilić & Balkanika were pleased with their Eurovision postcard:

The visit to the Ferreira cellars was a unique experience. The atmosphere in the recordings was very good and everyone was very hospitable and professional. We expected bad weather, rain and wind, but our positive energy until made the sun come out and shine!

About Sanja Ilić & Balkanika

Sanja Ilić & Balkanika were crowned the winners of the 2018 Serbian national final Beovizija and will fly to Lisbon with their entry Nova Deca.

Serbia in Eurovision

Serbia debuted at the Eurovision as a solo nation in 2007 and ended up winning the competition the very same year with Marija Serifovic’s Molitva. The country successfully hosted the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade.

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