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.
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.
— Iveta Mukuchyan (@IvetaMukuchyan) March 20, 2016
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.
— Fuad Backovi? DEEN (@DEENVOICE) March 14, 2016
Nina Kraljic brought her elegant style to the classic arcades of Mirogoj Cemetery in Zagreb. See a video and more photos here.
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.
Jüri Pootsmann braved the chilly early spring Estonian waters for his postcard shoot.
— Jüri Pootsmann (@j_pootsmann) March 11, 2016
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.
— Eurovision France ?? (@EurovisionF2) March 21, 2016
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.
Hovi Star shows us Tel Aviv in his postcard shoot. He’s standing atop the Azrieli Towers, the tallest building in Tel Aviv.
Francesca Michielin celebrated Italy’s rich cultural heritage at the renowned Teatro La Fenice opera house in Venice.
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.)
— JUSTS (@Justs_Sirmais) March 9, 2016
Ira Losco swapped water for paving stones to walk on, as she showed off Malta’s charm in her postcard shoot.
Barei says yay in and around Madrid’s Plaza Mayor for her postcard shoot.
— RTVE Comunicación (@RTVE_Com) March 23, 2016