Filming of the postcards for Eurovision 2016 is well underway, with production crews jetting off to various corners of Europe, the Middle East and Australia to capture the artists in their home countries. The artists themselves have excitedly shared pics and videos from their postcard shoots, so let’s take a look behind the scenes at the 2016 postcards.

In past years the postcards haven’t always featured the artist, instead focusing on tourist attractions of the host country. But since 2013 the postcards have always featured the artists, giving viewers an introduction to the act about to perform.

At the recent Heads of Delegation meeting, the EBU shared details of this year’s postcards, revealing that the short clips will focus on the acts in their home countries. Produced by Camp David, the team behind the Eurovision 2013 postcards, the artists for 2016 will be shown doing activities in their personal life around their country. The 2016 dandelion motif will also appear in the postcards.

Armenia

Wearing a crown of flowers, Iveta Mukuchyan showed off the landscape of her homeland. She also shared a moody black and white photo from her postcard shoot.

Australia

Dami Im got up close and personal in Sydney with some adorable furry friends, bottle feeding a baby kangaroo and having a close encounter with a snake.

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Deen shared this photo from Bosnia & Herzegovina’s postcard shoot, where he was joined by Dalal, Ana Rucner, and Jala in the eclectic interior of the Zlatna Ribica bar in Sarajevo. Cellist Ana also shared a photo from the shoot.

Croatia

Nina Kraljic brought her elegant style to the classic arcades of Mirogoj Cemetery in Zagreb. See a video and more photos here.

Nina Kraljic, postcard, Croatia, 2016

Czech Republic

Gabriela Guncikova shared this photo of the postcard shoot in Prague. She noted that the postcard would include shots of monuments and a climbing wall, and Prague’s famously askew Dancing House. In the photo, Gabriela stands on the rooftop of one of the towers. See a video and more photos from the shoot.

grabriela-guncikovas-postcard

Estonia

Jüri Pootsmann braved the chilly early spring Estonian waters for his postcard shoot.

France

Amir shot his postcard around Paris’s iconic Sacré-Cœur Cathedral, and he seems to have borrowed Måns Zelmerlöw’s “Heroes” wardrobe for the day.

Ireland

Nicky Byrne shared this photo, saying he’d been shooting in many locations for his postcard. He’s seen here at Dublin’s Trinity College library.

Nicky Byrne, postcard, Ireland, 2016

Israel

Hovi Star shows us Tel Aviv in his postcard shoot. He’s standing atop the Azrieli Towers, the tallest building in Tel Aviv.

Italy

Francesca Michielin celebrated Italy’s rich cultural heritage at the renowned Teatro La Fenice opera house in Venice.

Francesca Michielin, postcard, Italy, 2016

Latvia

Justs did a spot of busking in the streets of Riga’s Old Town for his postcard. (He’s singing “Sweater Weather” by The Neighbourhood.)

Malta

Ira Losco swapped water for paving stones to walk on, as she showed off Malta’s charm in her postcard shoot.

Ira Losco, Malta, postcard, 2016

 Spain

Barei says yay in and around Madrid’s Plaza Mayor for her postcard shoot.

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David
David
5 years ago

What is the theme music playing during the 2016 Eurovision postcards from each country? It seems really familiar?

Lena
Lena
5 years ago

Redfox.. Briliant idea

mnde
mnde
5 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jbg97dDGCk here’s the Czech vid with subtitles

oooops
oooops
5 years ago

Where is my country, Sweden?
However, is Dami Im’s postcard filmed at Toronga Zoo?

Redfox
Redfox
5 years ago

I have an idea how to get creative postcards. Let children make up a theme or draw a portrait of the artists, or say why they should win Eurovision.
you are welcome to steal this idea, please, producers – as you did in 2002 (half the postcards were based on my ideas I sent to ETV, but didn´t get any credit, the frog, the princess who didnt laugh,motorcycle- 3 bears in the puppet theatre, ghost nightclub and Thumbelina).

Mark
Mark
5 years ago

Postcards are the same every year. Over and over again…

2013: Artists in their home countries.
2014: The only one who had really imaginative and creative postcards. PS: Tijana’s postcard was the best one.
2015: Artists in Austria.
2016: Artists in their home countries.

C’mon, you can do better than that!

ct_greece
ct_greece
5 years ago

Only Denmark in 2014 had a really good idea about what to do with these postcards. The making your own flag theme was brilliant.

Everybody else just does the same every year. Either show off the country that hosts or each act’s own country. What’s the use in that?

That being said, I was reently in La Fenice and I love that Francesca went there 🙂

WIWI BLOGGS NO MORE
WIWI BLOGGS NO MORE
5 years ago

Is that the Eurovision theme song in SBS video. If Is. It sounds nice

jurij
jurij
5 years ago

Look at Amir – France bulge 😮

zrinka
zrinka
5 years ago

I think best postcard wili be from Australia and Croatia.

Jonas
Jonas
5 years ago

Ben Rafter, it’s not just any old library. It’s a stunningly beautiful library, and a tourist destination in its own right. Maybe you might like to visit one day. The Cliffs Of Moher would be a terrible cliché.

Gav
Gav
5 years ago

Do we have to live the stereotype in each postcards? Not everyone who likes Eurovision is a librarian and not all Kangaroos are camp backing dancers. Geeze!

Drago
Drago
5 years ago

Nooo vote for SERBIA. Croatia is homophobes

Ivona
Ivona
5 years ago

VOTE FOR CROATIA

michel
michel
5 years ago

I wish i were that snake to lick with my tongue Dami Im’s private parts 🙂 i really love japanese

author
author
5 years ago

U gotta be kidding! Photoshoot in a cemetery?

Anabel
Anabel
5 years ago

That Dublin Library looks amazing!!!

Ben Rafter
Ben Rafter
5 years ago

Gallagher
Thanks. Your surname is Irish. Are you Irish?

Rhino
Rhino
5 years ago

+jurij – It is a little bit weird but there are reasons – Mirogoj Cemetery has a beautiful architecture, one of the most interesting in Zagreb and Nina dedicates some of her music to her friend who passed away few years ago so.. She also visites other locations in the postcard..

Tony
Tony
5 years ago

Haha, Australia’s postcard is cute and fun – Dami with the baby kangaroo is very cute, Dami with a snake wrapped around her is funny especially her reaction when it started to go into her shirt top!

David Who
David Who
5 years ago

Wasn’t that Dublin library used to film Harry Potter 5?
Barei looks great in Spain, and a shirtless Juri in Estonia is nice, but Dami Im tops this one with her koala-handling in Oz – it’s totally Australian and will definitely stand out. 🙂 x

jurij
jurij
5 years ago

For me best postcards was from 1996,1998,2000,2001,2002,2008,2015

jurij
jurij
5 years ago

Good idea for australia postcard, everybody love kangaroo, koala and Australia is their homeland.

DenizNL
DenizNL
5 years ago

It looks awesome.

jurij
jurij
5 years ago

It very weird to shoot postcard for Eurovision music contest on cemetry. Who had that idea .

Ben Rafter
Ben Rafter
5 years ago

I am disappointed with my country’s postcard, Ireland. Why go to a library?!?!?! They could’ve went to somewhere really beautiful to show off our country like the Cliffs of Moher.