Get out your dancing shoes, open your heart, maybe pull out a map and let’s talk about the Eurovision 2019 postcards! Eurovision is foremost a song contest, but one of the most fabulous add-ons that make it stand out from other music shows is the series of postcards that guide us through the night. The 50-second clips between songs introduce us to each act, but they also introduce us to the country that has the honour of hosting. Israeli broadcaster KAN delivered what some are saying are the best postcards ever — even outshining the famous 2014 snippets for some.

Eurovision 2019: All postcards

It’s hard to argue with that once you look at the expensive, cinematic shots on show. Built around the idea of dancing and its magical power to connect us, we see that plenty of this year’s artists are fantastic dancers (looking at you Luca and Tamta) and that others can be made to look cool and effortless with some professional help (we love you Victor Crone). The dancing took place all over the country — from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to Haifa and beyond — and showcased some of the most beautiful spots in Israel.

From ballroom dancing on snowy mountains (Romania) to high-energy dancing in caves with strands of light coming through (Hungary), we visited awe-inspiring locations and were wowed by some surprise talents — who knew Oto would have those moves?! Or that Eliot would be so smooth with his dancers? And did anyone else compelely adore eventual winner Duncan Laurence’s alternative dance to the macarena? Tu es un roi!

In a year of standout postcards, which postcard stood out to you? Was Leonora’s ballet enough to make you well up, or were you more into Katerine Duska’s outing around a library? Did Bilal’s moves amongst all that art make you scream YAAAAS KWEEN, or were you more feeling Michela’s turn in the desert? Let us know in the poll below! You can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once so make it count!

The Netherlands have some massive shoes to fill next year with this particular section of the show. What was your favourite scene? Who had the best moves? What would you like to see from Dutch broadcaster Avrotros next year? Let us know in the comments below, and on Twitter HERE.

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Angelina
Angelina
1 year ago

The Hungarian postcard was in a beautiful cave.
I would like to go there one time 🙂

EurovisionOnAsunday
EurovisionOnAsunday
1 year ago

Postcards each year: 2006 – Travel Agency Commercials 2007 – Bad Acting Roleplays 2008 – Artists Writing on a wall (Boring) 2009 – Minimalism & Cutesie 2010 – Random cheering people in the streets of capital cities 2011 – Thoughtful & Touching – Shots of People from foreign countries that lived in Germany. 2012 – Not personal but high quality advertisement 2013 – A little random but showed everyday life in different countries through a butterfly 2014 – Simple but really cool, Flags made from different elements 2015 – A Mix of 2012 & 2013 2016 – Emotional yet so… Read more »

Lolo
Lolo
1 year ago

Montenegro’s postcard was really cool. You can’t deny it.

Mow
Mow
1 year ago

This year postcard was so boring they like go to place the press the play then dancing with bear and then throwing the triangle didn’t find it intresting at all. Last year had more culture showing and the landscape of the country.

Please Netherlands don’t make that same mistake this year postcard.

Nitzan
Nitzan
1 year ago
Reply to  Mow

How that wasn’t enough culture and landscape showing to you is beyond me. Those postcards were all about landscapes, each one was filmed in a different location and there were dances, fashion and music in them!
Also, I loved that triangles throwing because it correlated with the stage and was super engaging with the viewers. I actually liked how dinamic and personal the postcards were. Every participant had something unique to them in their postcards. I thought they did a great job

TGROUP
TGROUP
1 year ago

for me it’s the romanian postcard al, the way

ROIS
ROIS
1 year ago

THE POSTCARD WAS STUNNING. ISRAEL HAD AN AMAZING JOB

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago

Roko from Croatia, he was so sweet and kind like always.

Marcelo
Marcelo
1 year ago

You know… Besides all the drama, the conflictual atmosphere about the Israeli hosting gig, the technical problems, the Madonna performance, the jury vote fiasco and subsequent reaction and all the obstacles KAN had to deal with, I would say the postcards are probably one of the best in quality and overall theme. One of the things I’ll miss the most about the 2019 contest, that was one heck of a ride if you ask me. In a good way, of course.

Eleni
Eleni
1 year ago
Reply to  Marcelo

what are u talking about? it was the best ESC ive seen in years. the postacrds are just small piece of it.

Israeli
Israeli
1 year ago
Reply to  Marcelo

What technical problems?

omfg
omfg
1 year ago

the best postcard in terms of creativity, uniqueness, and quite frankly best dancing, HAS to go to bilal.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

They’re all great, but my favorites are Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Portugal and Switzerland. I also love how much fun Duncan and Oto are clearly having while filming theirs.

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

Anyone realise Norways’ postcard had no location name? Think it may be because it was the only postcard filmed in the west bank…

Eyal
Eyal
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

I remember it said “Judean Desert”.

Maya G
Maya G
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

It did have a location name, The Judean Desert.
Denmark’s postcard just said “Jerusalem”, without mentioning the specific location, though it was entirely filmed in the YMCA building in Jerusalem.

Yana
Yana
1 year ago

I would say all videos which was filmed outside with nature are wonderful. The best location was Dead Sea with Portugal Conan Osiris. Than i really liked how beautiful was Ireland Sarah, very girllike and 3t place for Sweden – very catchy & funny. Also like Italy Mahmood, Hungary, Georgia. The post cards are big + of ESC 2019 !!!

Dot
Dot
1 year ago

666 votes for Iceland at the time I voted, so perfect 😀

Majercsik Kata
Majercsik Kata
1 year ago

I prefer Italy’s postcard. Mahmood was like ‘I’m the king, kneel before me and follow my orders.’ He was so extra. Sorry, I’m a lil’ biased by him.

Svsna
Svsna
1 year ago

Iceland is the best

Kirby
Kirby
1 year ago

I just loved those postcards with a retro vibe. In times when my world region has been sunk into the pest of reggaeton, trap and badly-named “urban” styles… watching those postcards felt like an oasis. I enjoyed, for example, Greece, Serbia, Israel, Switzerland and especially Albania: Jonida looked so classy, fine, delicate, memorable and elegant in that “chanson française” concept!!!

Étoile
Étoile
1 year ago
Reply to  Kirby

I Love this comment and completely agree with the retro vibes postcards. My favourites are most there, also Slovenia because it’s simple and cute and so full of freshness and Austria with Paenda’s Charleston’s dance. I prefer classic stuff too. :3

Andrés Jakob
Andrés Jakob
1 year ago

This could be something like the Barbara Dax awards – The Postcard Awards (PC awards) – would love that as Iceland has gotten so many votes.

Grftn
Grftn
1 year ago

Honestly : Portugal. Or France.

Étoile
Étoile
1 year ago

La Serbie <3 So elegant and lovely. Many were good too. These postcards this year were fantastic.

Elsa
Elsa
1 year ago

The only postcard where the dancers didn’t have to work: Conan’s!!!!

Luk
Luk
1 year ago

Poland amazing

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago

Every season the fans have been like poison here. Negative about EVERYTHING and the Sweden hate gets larger again. I love ESC, , the voting 50/50 works 100% better then televoting. Im positive but fans here are like poison and that makes me sad.

Desire
Desire
1 year ago

Georgia’s postcard was the only thing which made me die to laugh during the live shows.

Katariina
Katariina
1 year ago

They were all bad, very cringey. No one will beat how amazing the postcards were in 2013, 2014, and 2016 it seems.

Jubi
1 year ago
Reply to  Katariina

postcards were amazing in 2014 but 2013 and 2016?? seriously? I prefer 2018

Marcelo
Marcelo
1 year ago
Reply to  Katariina

I agree with 2014, and maybe 2016 had the best graphics of all. But in terms of theme and energy, 2019 takes the crown.

GURT
GURT
1 year ago
Reply to  Marcelo

how can someone say somethig bad about these amazing pieces of arts it beyond me.

Angelina
Angelina
1 year ago
Reply to  Katariina

They were all beautiful, beautiful nature, beautiful dancers…

Leo
Leo
1 year ago

Australia smashed it!

pinkisnotacolour
pinkisnotacolour
1 year ago

I liked France, Austria, Georgia, Armenia and Latvia the most.

Baloonbleu
Baloonbleu
1 year ago

Voted for Australia – Kate got “that” attitude – , Czech Republic, Cyprus, France, Portugal and The Netherlands – I find it hilarious -.

Miguel Lupi
Miguel Lupi
1 year ago

I voted for Portugal (my country), Mr. Macarena (Netherlands) and Russia. These stuck in my mind. Azerbaijan and Iceland had cool ones too.

Anna
Anna
1 year ago

Mahmood because in his postcard we see who is the King.
I liked also Conan’s postcard.

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago

Off the top of my head, I liked Serbia, Romania, Israel, France, Norway, Moldova.

Darren
Darren
1 year ago

Ireland, Russia, Netherlands, Portugal, Italy and Israel had the best postcards.

Safiya
Safiya
1 year ago

I like the fact that the postcards were so different and I don’t mind the fact that some contestants didn’t really dance in them. Not everyone is good at dancing and likes to dance, so they shouldn’t be forced. They still managed to create beautiful postcards anyway. One of my favorites is Hatari’s postcard. I noticed that they did the same dance before in other videos. Does it mean that they let them use their own dance in their postcard? That’s very nice!

Jinbeizaki
Jinbeizaki
1 year ago

Voted for all of them! I swear those postcards are among the best ones I have ever seen since I follow the contest. It was nice that we could discover these artists in different perspectives (Oto’s case is the most obvious one for the difference between song/postcard). They were able to show off the different locations but still managing to focus on each artists giving each a different vibes with various dances/songs. I really had fun watching these! The Netherlands will have a hard time coming up with something this great but I hope they do, Israel sure set the… Read more »

Yai
Yai
1 year ago
Reply to  Jinbeizaki

Well said!

muyi
muyi
1 year ago

voted for all of them

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

The portuguese postcard don”t have votes?

Klaus
Klaus
1 year ago

Austria
The perfect charlston dance

Vitta
Vitta
1 year ago

Australia, Iceland, France, The Netherlands and Portugal slayed it.

Joshua
Joshua
1 year ago

I loved Germany’s and Albania’s, but I think nothing can beat Portugal’s postcard in 2014.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
1 year ago
Reply to  Joshua

Yes indeed. This postcard was really cool.

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
1 year ago

Eliot! He was so damn sexy in the postcard, I seriously can’t get over his beauty! <3 <3 <3

Aqx
Aqx
1 year ago

Italy! Mahmood was lookin d e l i c i o u s in his postcard 😛

Majercsik Kata
Majercsik Kata
1 year ago
Reply to  Aqx

Truth has been spoken?

Kosey
Kosey
1 year ago

I vote for Eliot if only for the jeopardy of potential death!

Jmfpds
Jmfpds
1 year ago

I’ve to be honest no one beat the Portuguese postcard in my opinion… Conan was fierce, the choreo was SICK and the colors/background was on point. They got the only 10/10 from me. Anyway postcards this year was great. I felt bad for Duncan, he was my winner but we’ve to be honest he’s meant to sing not to dance 😀

Jackie Chan on Ramadan
Jackie Chan on Ramadan
1 year ago
Reply to  Jmfpds

But I can’t get over Conan complaining that he had to film at Dead Sea, surrounded by salt, dehydrating, and having to dance with people he doesn’t know.

Candy
Candy
1 year ago

What? When did he do that? Was he serious?

Jubi
1 year ago
Reply to  Candy

its only his gossip…Conan didn´t said that

Elfi
Elfi
1 year ago
Reply to  Candy

Not true…what he said was that was completly crazy (in a good way) to be for 8+ hours on a place that is so inhospitable, surrounding by the salt deseart without any drinkable water, and dancing with people he doesn’t know…and he also said that the craziest thing about that was in a moment that it seemed like dream a butterfly decided to appear, in a place where it’s not supposed to have life, and the butterfly decided to rest for a bit in his hand… this is the true!!!

photo: https://blitz.pt/principal/update/2019-05-14-Sete-horas-a-dancar-numa-crosta-de-sal-Isto-e-a-minha-vida-agora.-Veja-o-video-de-Conan-Osiris-no-Mar-Morto

David
David
1 year ago
Reply to  Candy

No he was not serious. He just though it was crazy as his life before was nothing compared to what he was living thanks to eurovision. Ha was just thanksful

Oh Boy...
Oh Boy...
1 year ago
Reply to  Jmfpds

He made the bop too 🙂

P!nk Forever
P!nk Forever
1 year ago

The song used for Michela‘s postcard sounds familiar. Is it by Imagine Dragons?

Foowley
Foowley
1 year ago
Reply to  P!nk Forever

I thought Iceland’s sounded a lot like [email protected]#k the pain away by Peaches.. which I found hilarious :p or am I the only one who noticed this?

Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago

I found the lack of dancing by Serhat disturbing. Fifty points to the house of whoever catches that reference.

For me: Norway, Azerbaijan and Greece. That’s the one I would have chosen, dancing on the library.

Jackie Chan on Ramadan
Jackie Chan on Ramadan
1 year ago
Reply to  Nikki

Half of them could not dance,

West
West
1 year ago
Reply to  Nikki

No, Nikki, Serhat is your daddy!

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago

I liked the australian, german and norwegian one the most.

Jackie Chan on Ramadan
Jackie Chan on Ramadan
1 year ago

This year postcards were very beautiful, but cruel. Made a difference between who can dance and who can’t. I like Denmark, Iceland, Romania, Azerbaijan, Serbia.
P.S.
What happened with that goat who seem to fall off the cliff? For some reason, the host thought is a good idea to keep showing that.

Maya G
Maya G
1 year ago

It wasn’t a goat, it’s a Nubian ibex kid, and you don’t have to worry. They are majestic cliff dwellers and excellent climbers, their unique hooves enable them to hold on to rocks and make sudden stops in steep cliffs and sharp turns.

I actually thought the postcards were handled quite tactfully and the dances were choreographed to complement the different participants’ dancing abilities.

Alaska
Alaska
1 year ago

Conan Osíris without a doubt.