Back in December, the production team of Eurovision 2021 asked Dutch municipalities to nominate unique locations in the Netherlands that could be showcased during the postcards – the short films between songs in which the participants are introduced. And now, the first three Eurovision 2021 postcards have been filmed and their locations revealed.
Eurovision 2021 postcard locations
The call for suggestions was successful, with over 750 locations being nominated. Out of the submitted locations, 41 have been chosen to be featured at this year’s contest. The production team are aiming for the postcards to be very diverse in order to reflect the different regions of the Netherlands. Gerben Bakker, the head of show, explains further:
“Our country has so much beauty to offer. We want to present the diversity of the Netherlands with beautiful nature, architectural masterpieces and historical places. All locations have their own story and will be visually outstanding.”
The first three locations for the Eurovision 2021 postcards are as follows:
- The monumental Lighthouse Westhoofd in Ouddorp
- The iconic and futuristic-looking Evoluon in Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
- On the ice in Nannewiid, Friesland
The postcards are quite stereotypical for the parts of the Netherlands they come from, but all are not really well-known.
During the broadcast of Eurovision 2021, we’ll find out which participating country has been assigned which location.
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While the postcard concept for Eurovision 2020 involved the artists traveling to the Netherlands to film their segment, this year the artists will be staying at home. Due to uncertainties around the Covid-19 pandemic, the new concept will allow artists to shoot their footage in their home country.
The footage will then be screened in the “tiny house”, which will be located in different parts of the Netherlands for each postcard. The 41 locations will be matched to each of the 41 competing artists.
What do you think of these first three locations for the Eurovision 2021 postcards? Are you curious about the new concept for postcards? Let us know in the comment section down below!
— wiwibloggs (@wiwibloggs) December 1, 2020