Host broadcaster ORF has today revealed the concept of this year’s postcards – the short clips that play before each country’s performance. This year the postcards are going postal, with a series of packages taking the contestants from their home countries to Austria.

The adventure starts with each participant receiving an intriguing package in the mail in their home country. This turns out to be an invitation to the host country, Austria, with each participant being invited to a different location in Austria’s nine provinces.

 Michele Anita San Marino postcard
From San Marino to Austria: Anita and Michele have a cultural experience

The participants then travel to Austria where they’re given an individual task to fulfil, all going towards the host city of Vienna. The tasks are on different themes, including culture, sports, economics and science, and in both modern and traditional ways. It all relates to this year’s theme – Building Bridges.

Filming has been going on since February, when ORF visited San Marino to film Michele and Anita’s postcard. Filming is continuing and is expected to be complete by the end of April.

Last year Danish broadcaster DR filmed participants making creative versions of the national flags in their home countries.

Photo: Gebhardt Productions

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LucyEAPercy
6 years ago

@esc-ireland its 50 seconds, so it will 🙂

I think this is a fabulous idea. I love when they visit the countries (so the last 3 years), yet they are getting austria in there too, its fabulous. Absolutely cannot wait.

fikri
fikri
6 years ago

take note, azerbaijan.

Adams
Adams
6 years ago

I like this concept!

Titaniumsparrow
Titaniumsparrow
6 years ago

I was hoping they would continue the 2014 concept. That was great and there are a million possibilities each time.

Luis D
Luis D
6 years ago

Yeah I love the concepts of 2013 – 2014 – 2015. We just want to see the artists, and this idea of the invitation or last year’s of creating each one’s flags are cool, even just showing them walking as in 2013.

There’s no need to watch the Azerbaijani deserts or weird images as in 2009, in my opinion. =)

Leaf
Leaf
6 years ago

Loved the 2014 and 2011 postcards, 2012 were nice but it was more like watching a report on Baku on the travel channel, while the ones from 2013 were cute.

And by far the worst 2010, on those fake flag projection boxes overlooking the arena (which was a nice idea but failed to deliver in my opinion).

LOVED THE ONES IN MOSCOW, the monuments, the hair, the t-shirts and the whole thing was just cool.

cheesecake
cheesecake
6 years ago

I LOVE the idea.

Mar
Mar
6 years ago

I guess they’re tring to be more subtle about their tourism adverts, unlike Azerbaijan.

Esclover_ireland
Esclover_ireland
6 years ago

A bit disappointed,it’s what I feared,just a bit better.How will this fit into 30 seconds?

Deniz@TurkNL
6 years ago

I like it!

Dan Marino
Dan Marino
6 years ago

that concept is cute, i love how everyone is getting an invite to vienna it’s brilliant

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

At least it’s not like 2012.

Otna
Otna
6 years ago

2014 postcards were by FAR the best ever <3

This idea is quite exciting too, and if the home countries are shown sufficiently, they could be a big hit. If it's almost entirely places around Austria, could get repetitive.

Bogdan Honciuc
6 years ago

I loved the 2014 postcards concept.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
6 years ago

Anita and Michele sure look dapper in that pic. Cant wait for the San Marino song…im set to have low expectations, so I’m really to be blown away.lol.

Mario ~ My Diamond Euro Vision of Gay Love ~ *Building Bridges*!
Mario ~ My Diamond Euro Vision of Gay Love ~ *Building Bridges*!
6 years ago

I like this concept a lot! 🙂 <3

I'm very excited to watch all these postcards in May! <3 😀

Melissa J
6 years ago

I was hoping they’d do something more unique like 2009. The last few years, they’ve all been the same.