Over the past couple of months, ORF has been hard at work around Europe shooting this year’s postcards. And with all 40 acts announced, things have got even busier. This year’s artists have been excitedly sharing details of their postcard shoots on social media, so let’s take a look at their adventures!
Earlier in the month, the Austrian broadcaster revealed details of this year’s postcards – the short film clips that play before each performance. Aptly enough, the postcards have a postal theme. Each act receives a mysterious package in their hometown, which leads them to completing a task in Austria, based around culture, sports, economics and science themes, both modern and traditional.
So we’ve been seeing lots of photos of Eurovision stars posing in front of their front doors (and there are some very nice doors out there). This then leads to scenes from Austria. There have been a lot of shoots in snowy landscapes, but some equally interesting scenes filmed indoors. One thing is for sure – despite the early starts and cold weather, everyone seems to have had a great time!
Part one: home countries
UK duo Electro Velvet enjoyed sandwiches at their shoot.
— BBC Eurovision (@bbceurovision) March 18, 2015
Had Slovenian duo Maraaya been sent another pair of headphones?
Eduard Romanyuta received direction while shooting the Moldovan portion of his video.
Lithuanian duo Monika Linkyte & Vaidas Baumila found something funny waiting inside their package.
María Ólafs and her team enjoyed some Icelandic hospitality in the first part of her postcard.
Boggie (and a doggie) filmed the first part of her postcard in historic Budapest.
Shooting shortfilm for Eurovision. #vienna #shortfilm A photo posted by BOGGIE (@boggieofficial) on
The Belarusian duo Uzari and Maimuna received a package from Austria.
Uzari &Maimuna received a parcel from Vienna. #Belarus #Austria #uzarimaimuna #time #uzari #maimuna #eurovision #eurovision2015 #eurovisionbelarus #eurovisionsongcontest A photo posted by UZARI & MAIMUNA (@uzari.maimuna) on
Ann Sophie took a coffee break after filming the Berlin half of her postcard.
Erster Teil Postcard Dreh fertig ! Päuschen mit Kaffee und Kuchen! #daslassichmirnichtentgehen #herz #berlin A photo posted by Ann Sophie (@annsophiemusic) on
The Estonian postal system delivered Elina Born & Stig Rästa an intriguing package from Austria.
Part two: Austria
Swiss singer Mélanie René found a furry friend.
Spanish diva Edurne was greeted by some adorable canines.
Amber travelled from Malta for the second part of her postcard.
#austria #eurovision #postcard #teamwarrior #teammalta #teamamber A photo posted by Amber Bondin II (@amberbondin) on
Latvian diva Aminata worked out with some Austrians.
The boys of Il Volo wore the Italian national colours for a game of basketball.
Golden boy Nadav Guedj went from sunny Israel to snowy Austria.
Austria A photo posted by nadavguedj (@nadavguedj) on
San Marino duo Michele Perniola & Anita Simoncini got glammed up for a night at the opera.
Daniel Kajmakoski travelled from the FYR Macedonia to the snowy Tyrol.
#tirol #austria A photo posted by Daniel Kajmakoski (@daniel_kajmakoski) on
Czech Republic singers Marta Jandová & Václav Noid Bárta were nervous about taking a little propellor plane to Innsbruck.
Måns Zelmerlöw took in the alpine wonders of Salzberg
Elhaida Dani travelled from Albania to admire Austria’s alpine beauty.
I can say that this has been one of the mos beautiful days everrrrr @austria shooting the postcard for #Eurovision2015 #buildingbridges #ImAlive A photo posted by Elhaida Dani (@elhaidadani93) on