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.
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