Eurovision 2019: Where did the artists film their postcards?

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 6,047 views

One of the most popular features during the live Eurovision shows, are the short postcards preceeding each country’s performance, showcasing the host country and the competing candidates. KAN, the 2019 Eurovision host broadcaster has unveiled the locations of the 2019 Eurovision postcards.

Leonora (Denmark) filmed her postcard in Jerusalem

The Postcard Concept

Artists and delegations from 4o countries travelled to Israel in order to film their respective postcards. Each country filmed its  postcard in a different location in Israel. The postcards will be a great boost for Israel’s tourism as millions of viewers will be able to admire the country’s diversity and attractive locations.

Dancing Israel‘ is the concept for the 2019 Eurovision postcards in Tel Aviv and connects the participants to the beautiful and historic landscapes of the State of Israel with sounds and movement.

The postcards feature celebrated Israeli dancers: Stefan, Anna Aronov, Dana Frieder, Or Kahlon, Idan Sharabi, Batsheva Dance Company, Rona Lee Shimon, the Israeli Ballet and the Artistic Swimming Team. The selected dancers will be seen dancing in a different dance style, from hip hop and parkour to modern dance and ballet. Representatives of the participating countries will been seen in their respective postcards dancing with the backdrop of different Israeli landscapes.

The postcards will depict the 2019 Eurovision acts in Eilat, Caesarea, The Dead Sea, Mount Hermon, Tel Aviv, The Baha’i Gardens etc.

Conan Osiris (Portugal) recorded his Eurovision postcard in the Dead Sea (photo credit: RTP)

The 41 competing delegations travelled to Israel in order to film their postcards in February, March and April.

Postcards are the short clips that are broadcast preceeding the live performances. The length of each clip is 40-60 seconds and usually showcase the host country’s landscapes, sights and culture.

The postcards have been directed by Karen Hochma, who directed the official music video of Toy (Eurovision 2018 winner), and have been  produced by Gustavo, a well known production company in Israel.

The Postcard Locations

  • AlbaniaBanias Nature Reserve
  • ArmeniaMasada National Park
  • AustraliaJaffa
  • AustriaTel Aviv Bauhaus
  • AzerbaijanGan HaShlosha (Sahne)
  • BelarusJerusalem  Rockefeller Archaeological Museum)
  • BelgiumMitzpe Ramon
  • CroatiaJerusalem  (The Israel Museum)
  • CyprusEilat
  • Czech Republic Caesarea
  • DenmarkJerusalem
  • EstoniaTel Aviv Beach
  • FinlandRamat Gan ( Financial District)
  • FranceTel Aviv Museum of Art
  • GeorgiaAcre
  • Germany Sea of Galilee
  • GreeceJerusalem ( Van Leer Institute)
  • Hungary– Beit Guvrin National Park
  • IcelandBeit She’an National Park
  • IrelandEylot (Palm Plantation)
  • Israel- Jerusalem
  • ItalyAshdod Port
  • LatviaTel Aviv  (Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater)
  • LithuaniaHabonim Beach
  • North MacedoniaCarmel Forest
  • MaltaTimna Park
  • MoldovaZichron Yaakov’s Wineries
  • MontenegroMikhmoret Beach
  • NorwayJudean Desert
  • PolandJerusalem  (Mishkenot Sha’ananim)
  • Portugal –The Dead Sea
  • RomaniaMount Hermon
  • RussiaJerusalem  (Tower of David)
  • San MarinoAshalim  (Solar Thermal Power Station)
  • Serbia -Ein Zivan ( Cherry Blossom)
  • SloveniaRuhama Badlands
  • SpainHaifa
  • SwedenTel Aviv Port
  • SwitzerlandIsrael Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The NetherlandsMount Arbel
  • United KingdomHaifa (Bahai Gardens)

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 14, 16 and 18 May at the Expo Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv, Israel.