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.
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.
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
- Albania– Banias Nature Reserve
- Armenia– Masada National Park
- Australia– Jaffa
- Austria– Tel Aviv Bauhaus
- Azerbaijan –Gan HaShlosha (Sahne)
- Belarus– Jerusalem Rockefeller Archaeological Museum)
- Belgium– Mitzpe Ramon
- Croatia –Jerusalem (The Israel Museum)
- Cyprus –Eilat
- Czech Republic– Caesarea
- Denmark– Jerusalem
- Estonia– Tel Aviv Beach
- Finland –Ramat Gan ( Financial District)
- France –Tel Aviv Museum of Art
- Georgia– Acre
- Germany– Sea of Galilee
- Greece –Jerusalem ( Van Leer Institute)
- Hungary– Beit Guvrin National Park
- Iceland –Beit She’an National Park
- Ireland –Eylot (Palm Plantation)
- Israel- Jerusalem
- Italy– Ashdod Port
- Latvia –Tel Aviv (Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater)
- Lithuania– Habonim Beach
- North Macedonia– Carmel Forest
- Malta –Timna Park
- Moldova –Zichron Yaakov’s Wineries
- Montenegro –Mikhmoret Beach
- Norway –Judean Desert
- Poland– Jerusalem (Mishkenot Sha’ananim)
- Portugal –The Dead Sea
- Romania –Mount Hermon
- Russia– Jerusalem (Tower of David)
- San Marino– Ashalim (Solar Thermal Power Station)
- Serbia -Ein Zivan ( Cherry Blossom)
- Slovenia –Ruhama Badlands
- Sweden– Tel Aviv Port
- Switzerland– Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
- The Netherlands– Mount Arbel
- United Kingdom– Haifa (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.