The Eurovision 2017 postcards were literally all over the place. So ahead of Eurovision 2018, Portugal’s broadcaster RTP understandably opted for a clearer concept, which resulted in consistently fun and flawless postcards. Showcasing both the beauty of Portugal’s many landmarks as well as the Eurovision artists’ varied personalities, the 43 short clips that premiered during the three shows were almost as exciting to watch as the individual performances themselves. Now that the dust has settled on the contest, it’s time for you to decide who had the best postcard of Eurovision 2018!
It’s always fun to watch the singers act in these short videos, and Eurovision 2018 was no exception. From Waylon gingerly biting into a pastel de nata to AWS’s drummer biting into a huge piece of chocolate and from Jessica Mauboy learning to make a guitarra to Eleni Foureira learning to cook with a famous local chef, the Eurovision postcards were a feast for the eyes. Set against the backdrop of Portugal’s most beautiful places, from Lisbon to Porto and from Madeira to the Azores, all postcards ended with the artists taking a selfie with the hashtag All Aboard, the official slogan of Lisbon 2018.
Thanks to funds provided by Portugal’s tourism board, all the acts (apart from the Claudia Pascoal and Isaura, of course) were flown to film the short clips in different parts of the country, some as early as February. Stepping out of the same door in each clip, the acts got to take part in an activity or a challenge that showcased both the beautiful surroundings as well as their sparkling personality.
Some of the postcards have even sparked memes, like that of Sweden’s Benjamin Ingrosso, who did not shy away from sharing it on his social media. The meme, hinting at his low televote score, shows Benjy with the two other people in his postcard with the caption, “Me casually posing with all my voters.” Love him or hate him, you gotta admit that Sweden’s Justin Bieber has a sense of humour.
But forget about the most meme-orable postcard. It’s time to vote for the most memorable postcard of Eurovision 2018. Who had the best vistas? Who looked like they had the most fun? Who took the best selfie? In the end, which country had the best postcard? You can vote as many postcards as you wish, but you can only vote ONCE, so make it count!
But first, let’s revisit all the 43 postcards in the playlist below!
We will close the poll in two weeks’ time. At that point we will reveal who follows in the footsteps of Italy’s Francesco Gabbani from Eurovision 2017. After you cast your vote for the best postcard of Eurovision 2018, you can defend your choice in the comment box below. Also, please tell us what your thoughts are about this year’s clips compared to the previous years!