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.

Had Slovenian duo Maraaya been sent another pair of headphones?

Maraaya postcard

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.

Monika Linkyte Vaidas Baumila postcard

María Ólafs and her team enjoyed some Icelandic hospitality in the first part of her postcard.

Maria Olafs 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.

 

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.

Melanie Rene postcard

Spanish diva Edurne was greeted by some adorable canines.

Edurne postcard  

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.

Aminati postcard

The boys of Il Volo wore the Italian national colours for a game of basketball.

Il Volo postcard

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.

 Michele Anita San Marino postcard

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.

Marta and Vaclav postcard

Måns Zelmerlöw took in the alpine wonders of Salzberg

 

Elhaida Dani travelled from Albania to admire Austria’s alpine beauty.

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2015!
2015!
5 years ago

I liked 2013 the most… showing in a few seconds the artist, there hobby’s or an experience of them. 2014 was very nice as well. This year… mweh gonna be really boring, some artist will get an amazing video (i guess Spain and Sweden) and some countries will get a boring one (Moldova, Macedonia, Israel).

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

The idea is alright but no way is it better than last year’s. 2014 was by a mile the best one ever!

Would be cool if the Genealogy six all received a package in their home countries and then made their way to Austria separately. I’m curious to see how they do that one.

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
5 years ago

Deniz: she’s gonna go for a walk trough vienna… Lol

Deniz
Deniz
5 years ago

I wonder what Trijntje is going to do. Well also for the rest ofcourse :$

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
5 years ago

My favourite postcard: San Marino

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
5 years ago

I’m pretty sure mans has gone to that famous ice cave i don’t know what it is called

astrit
5 years ago

Go Elii <3

mee
mee
5 years ago

Poland Monika Kuszy?ska – In the name of love have over 1000000 on YouTube!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRWG6g0YjD0

Mario My Vision of Gay Love
Mario My Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

So cool concept! <3 🙂
Im so looking 4ward 4 watching these lovely postcards and to finally be aware about what all these packages have hidden inside..! <3 🙂

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

I am liking this year’s postcards and last year’s too. A little kind of interaction towards the contest’s theme right before these performers start is always endearing to me.

The Wealdstone Raider
The Wealdstone Raider
5 years ago

@dan marino
I completly agree!
last year i was mesmerized by the creativity of some of the postcards, but this year’s somehow managed to beat that

Dan Marino
Dan Marino
5 years ago

I absolutely love this idea. This could top last years one!