In order to help you deal with the proverbial PED, we thought it wise to relive the magical moments before this year’s performances, namely the Eurovision postcards. The 40-second clips produced by Camp David were built around the concept of a day in the personal and professional life of the artists. They showcased the beauty of their homeland. The result was 42 amazing, cinematic and intimate portraits — and now you get the chance to decide which was the best of the bunch.

What moment made you smile? Sergey walking his dog? Dami listening to her iPod on the beach? Or Juri’s pixelated bare butt? You can rewatch the short videos below, sorted in alphabetical order of the country, and then vote for your favourite postcard (or postcards!) in our poll.

ALBANIA

ARMENIA

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRIA

AZERBAIJAN

BELARUS

BELGIUM

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

BULGARIA

CROATIA

CYPRUS

CZECH REPUBLIC

DENMARK

ESTONIA

FINLAND

FRANCE

FYR MACEDONIA

GEORGIA

GERMANY

GREECE

HUNGARY

ICELAND

IRELAND

ISRAEL

ITALY

LATVIA

LITHUANIA

MALTA

MOLDOVA

MONTENEGRO

THE NETHERLANDS

NORWAY

POLAND

RUSSIA

SAN MARINO

SERBIA

SLOVENIA

SPAIN

SWEDEN

SWITZERLAND

UKRAINE

UNITED KINGDOM

You may vote for as many postcards as you want, but you can only vote once, so make it count! We will announce the results in 10 days time. After you cast your vote, you can defend your choice in the comment box below. Also, please tell us what your thoughts are about this year’s postcards compared to previous years!

Eurovision 2016: Our interviews from Stockholm

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Beti
Beti
5 years ago

I LOVE YOU MY DEAR MICHAL SZPAK :)YOU ARE MY ANGEL 😉

Beti
Beti
5 years ago

I LOVE YOU MY DEAR MICHA? SZPAK ???? , YOU ARE MY ANGEL ?

Asia
Asia
5 years ago

Poland, Michal Szpak – the best!

Mary
Mary
5 years ago

I like Poland postcard. It is something very interesting in Michal. I love his song for the first time when I listened to it <3 Michal Europe loves you!

Malena
Malena
5 years ago

The best postcard ? Of course Michal Szpak! It’s most interesting and funny! And Michal is my favourite artist ! I love his wonderful voice and the most beautiful eyes and smile and all appearance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
5 years ago

Micha? Szpak the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susann
Susann
5 years ago

Of course Michal Szpak has the best postcard!!! Best performer this year and Winner of the hearts! ?????

magdalena
magdalena
5 years ago

Wielki Michal Szpak..zaje.isty glos super chlopak i super muza

Maria
Maria
5 years ago

there is something magic in the guy from Poland

Klaudia
Klaudia
5 years ago

Mike from Poland has the best postcard. This guy shows true person for who he really is . You are the best !!!

Victoria
Victoria
5 years ago

@Ian: Same in Canada. Wonder why.. hmmmm

Money money money????

Victoria
Victoria
5 years ago

Tell me black or white
Who’s postcard is a beautiful Sight? Michal Szpak’s!! 🙂

gregor xcx
gregor xcx
5 years ago

POLAND!! ?

varia
varia
5 years ago

<3 MICHA? SZPAK <3

mART
mART
5 years ago

ARMENIA!!!
Vote for Iveta ! <3

Julia
Julia
5 years ago

Russia)) Sergey so cute <3

evgeniea
evgeniea
5 years ago

Only Michal Szpak !!!!

Luka
Luka
5 years ago

Michal Szpak – the BEST!!!

Sofiya
Sofiya
5 years ago

Poland the best! ^0^
Our winner!

Natalie
Natalie
5 years ago

Michal Szpak

Tell me black or white
What color is your life

Natalie
Natalie
5 years ago

Poland Szpak – the most charismatic and memorable, the brightest participant of the competition. He has a great future.

Mari
Mari
5 years ago

For Poland and great Michal
and of course for the squirrel in the video))
From Russia with love

Pollaski
Pollaski
5 years ago

I would have voted for Lithuania, but they forgot to have Donny Montell get punched in the face.

Voted for the UK. Come on, bros. THEYRE F***ING PLAYING RUGBY.

Ian
Ian
5 years ago

Wow, can’t even watch the postcards in the US.
This has become rather annoying.

Duff
Duff
5 years ago

@Anthony We shouldn’t have to resort to the use of VPNs. It’s the principal of why it’s being blocked.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

given that all of the videos are blocked in the US I’m running off of memory
but I remember that Finland’s was g o r g e o u s
also really loved italy’s and austria’s

Guido Klerk
Guido Klerk
5 years ago

Sandhja (Finland) shows also her own house. I like that.

Guido Klerk
Guido Klerk
5 years ago

The Malta postcard pleased me the most. I got my vote.

The small pub in Douwe Bob’s postcard with the ‘The FOOL Bar’ sign is actually his own house in Amsterdam. He invites their musicians and fans to try out new songs, and ofcourse have some fun.

#HeartsInTheAir
#HeartsInTheAir
5 years ago

Estonia and Netherlands. Gorgeous guys and fun postcards.

Kate
Kate
5 years ago

THE NETHERLANDS for sure. You know why.

Yanitsa
Yanitsa
5 years ago

BULGARIA!!!

Maya G
Maya G
5 years ago

They were all pretty meh. The production this year was superb and the postcards were the only part I didn’t care for. I much prefer last year’s postcards with the Portkey-to-Austria concept.

power b.
power b.
5 years ago

i’d say Armenia, but let’s keep it in trend – my vote is for Russia

Angela
Angela
5 years ago

I am impressed none of you mentioned Estonia. this, Russia and Bulgaria are the only ones I remember

Lilith
Lilith
5 years ago

I like Poland. Michal Szpak the best!!!

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

Loved the postcards in general, VERY well done!
I also liked the fact that the country’s name appeared in the end, hope they keep this from now on.

El
El
5 years ago

Armeniaaaa!!!!~~~

oliverisamazing
oliverisamazing
5 years ago

Maybe next year they could find a way to create their song title out of local things in their environment where they live eg. kinda like how lithuania 2014 created their umbrella flag, in that case they would use the umbrellas to make the song name.

Anthony
5 years ago

FYI – @duff – If you are having geoblock issues use the ‘hola’ brower add on. Its a geoblock changer and you can select to view from any other international country.

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

Also I like Nina’s curtsey on her postcard. She is so graceful.

Nikos
Nikos
5 years ago

Out of the ones I remember, I really liked Armenia, Norway, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Australia.

I actually liked these postcards. I like how each scene setting ended with the contestants standing with the camera zooming in/out. I also liked some of the transitions for the country names, like that plus sign thrown for Iceland.

On the other hand, some postcards used weird backgrounds for the final shot with the country name. Spain for example looked like a creepy, dark, street area.

Mandy
Mandy
5 years ago

@Duff @YoungsterJoey In fact, none of Eurovision fansites didn’t write anything about this geo-blocking that EBU made. The United States were not just the only ones have been harmed by YouTube videos blocking. Brazil, Canada, South Korea and Taiwan too (I know it because I’m Brazilian – and my country was blocked). Very strange for an institution that wishes to increase the audience in the Americas.

an esc fan
an esc fan
5 years ago

I like those postcards with pets : Slovenia, Russia, Israel ………
but I voted for Lithuania because Donny has his wife and daughter in it,
even if artists are advised by their managers that they could lose votes from female fans. It is cool that he did not hide his family to get more votes.

Maru fr
Maru fr
5 years ago

Mark, YOU are obnoxious! bitch

Maru fr
Maru fr
5 years ago

Belarussian Ivan walking his wolf! It`s cool! lol
Actually i really like all postcards!

Lanti
5 years ago

@YoungsterJoey
It’s not only the YouTube clips; we can’t even watch the final on the official Eurovision page anymore! (In that case, thanks SVT app and NDR for keeping the stream up for now)

Mark
Mark
5 years ago

Russia’s postcard is just obnoxious

WUTH
WUTH
5 years ago

I liked this years postcard
And Österikke
Azerbaijan 2012 was only Azerbaijan/Baku Ads

Ferdie
Ferdie
5 years ago

Do you know the melody of the song used on the postcards?

Thales
Thales
5 years ago

The Eurovision blocked semifinal and final performances in Brazil, too. And the postcards as well.