Genealogy — Armenia’s Eurovision 2015 supergroup — have already recorded the first part of their postcard. With six members they’re the largest group competing this year, but they made sure to work all their angles so they could squeeze everyone into the shot.
In the postcard Genealogy members receive a surprise package from Eurovision organizers with an invitation to Austria. What exactly participants find in the package won’t be revealed until the next scene is shot in Vienna. Organizers are still keeping it secret. Could it be a fragment of the Eurovision heart? Is it a piece with which to “build a bridge” as mentioned in this year’s slogan? Or is it part of Conchita’s beard?! Only time will tell…
The shooting took place in one of Armenia’s most picturesque locations – the spa town of Dilijan.
“The process was incredible, we had a great time,” says Genealogy singer Tamar Kaprelian. “So what we did is Essai picked up the box, it had a ribbon on it and the rest of us would come around him and we would open it and act like ‘ohh, surprise!'”
Essai Altounian – “… so, maybe we did it 20 times the same scene because he needed it, so every time we would open the box we would find something – some money, a plastic card, a knife or even a cellphone with a turned on camera on video mode to capture our emotions…”
Mary-Jean O’Doherty – “… I had so much fun. It was really relaxed to shoot this clip for Eurovision and it was surprising each time that we filmed. We had a surprise each time…”
Vahe Tilbian – “…we shot the postcard in a very picturesque place that actually, totally looks like a postcard. It is amazing, I enjoyed it…”
Genealogy Photos: Postcard shoot