The Eurovision postcards are an integral part of the show and introduce each act before their performance. At the same time, they give the stage crew enough time to transition from one performance to the next, and they allow the host country to showcase the beauty of the nation. Various concepts for these postcards have been created over the years. For Eurovision 2021, tiny houses were built all over the most scenic places of the Netherlands and the artists joined them via holograms due to travel restrictions.
A few weeks ago, we asked you to vote for your favourite postcard of this year’s contest.
After counting a total of 4,194 votes, we can announce the results.
Hurricane had your favourite postcard of Eurovision 2021
The winner of the poll are Serbia’s Hurricane! The trio of Sanja Vučić, Ivana Nikolić and Ksenija Knežević earned 7.13% of the vote (299 votes specifically).
Hurricane took us to the picturesque city of Lisse in the western part of the Netherlands. The postcard shows the famous Keukenhof windmill with colourful fields of tulips in the background.
The group’s tiny house had a pink colour scheme running through it, with wallpaper featuring flamingos and three pink deckchairs that take the place of the three members of Hurricane. The furnishings that are then revealed give hints on the interests of each singer. For Sanja, these are multilingual books; Ksenija brought some impressive drawings with her; and Ivana proudly presents trophies from previous competitions. Of course, a gigantic inflatable flamingo joined their postcard as well to finish off this pink fantasy.
Måneskin and Go_A close behind
The Eurovision winners seem to secure top results in almost any chart. This poll is no exception as Måneskin place second with their postcard from the riverside of Arnheim. The Italian rockers picked up 263 votes (6.27% of the total).
In contrast to Hurricane’s, this one was recorded at night and provides a fitting atmosphere for a band like Måneskin. The tiny house is filled with various instruments, indicating the powerful performance that was about to hit the Rotterdam Ahoy stage.
Ukraine’s Go_A took third place with only a few votes less than Italy – 244 (5.82%). Their postcard was shot in Veluwezoom, near Arnheim, the oldest national park in the Netherlands.
While animals are banned from performing on the Eurovision stage, Go_A’s postcard includes a multitude of them – a flock of sheep, horses and, of course, Kateryna’s cat. Combined with their instruments and memories of their victory in national selection Vidbir, the postcard provides an authentic insight into the band.
Poll results: What is your favourite Eurovision postcard of 2021?
- Hurricane – Serbia – 7.13% (299 votes)
- Måneskin – Italy – 6.27% (263 votes)
- Go_A – Ukraine – 5.82% (244 votes)
- Daði og Gagnamagnið – Iceland – 5.25% (220 votes)
- Stefania – Greece – 4.53% (190 votes)
- Gjon’s Tears – Switzerland – 4.10% (172 votes)
- The Roop – Lithuania – 3.77% (158 votes)
- Manizha – Russia – 3.74% (157 votes)
- Blind Channel – Finland – 3.72% (156 votes)
- Barbara Pravi – France – 3.46% (145 votes)
- Anxhela Peristeri – Albania – 3.36% (141 votes)
- TIX – Norway – 3.03% (127 votes)
- Elena Tsagrinou – Cyprus – 2.93% (123 votes)
- Efendi – Azerbaijan – 2.74% (115 votes)
- The Black Mamba – Portugal – 2.65% (111 votes)
- Blas Cantó – Spain – 2.65% (111 votes)
- VICTORIA – Bulgaria – 2.55% (107 votes)
- Destiny – Malta – 2.50% (105 votes)
- Senhit – San Marino – 2.43% (102 votes)
- Albina – Croatia – 2.27% (95 votes)
- ROXEN – Romania – 2.19% (92 votes)
- James Newman – United Kingdom – 1.93% (81 votes)
- Hooverphonic – Belgium – 1.88% (79 votes)
- Eden Alene – Israel – 1.76% (74 votes)
- Montaigne – Australia – 1.74% (73 votes)
- Lesley Roy – Ireland – 1.72% (72 votes)
- Fyr Og Flamme – Denmark – 1.48% (62 votes)
- Jendrik – Germany – 1.43% (60 votes)
- Natalia Gordienko – Moldova – 1.41% (59 votes)
- Tusse – Sweden – 1.38% (58 votes)
- Ana Soklič – Slovenia – 1.22% (51 votes)
- Jeangu Macrooy – The Netherlands – 1.10% (46 votes)
- Uku Suviste – Estonia – 1.07% (45 votes)
- Samanta Tīna – Latvia – 1.07% (45 votes)
- RAFAŁ – Poland – 0.93% (39 votes)
- Benny Cristo – Czech Republic – 0.81% (34 votes)
- Vincent Bueno – Austria – 0.79% (33 votes)
- Vasil – North Macedonia – 0.76% (32 votes)
- Tornike Kipiani – Georgia – 0.43% (18 votes)
Total votes: 4,194
Which was your favourite postcard of Eurovision 2021 and did it make the top five of our poll? What postcard ideas would you like to see from Italy in 2022? Let us know in the comments below.
The postcards this year were about as close as we got to an acknowledgement that things weren’t… normal. That said, they were fine and even taught us a little about the contestants. I’m not complaining.
I did not expect them to win but I’m not mad. The Netherlands did an amazing job given the circumstances but I barely remember any of them. Serbia’s postcard showed us their interests and included clips that guided the commentators to talk about their origin on Saint Martin. Unlike the majority of acts who just stood in front of a green screen and smiled for the camera holding various make up items, they gave us a little choreo hinting at things to come.
These polls are not about who had the best….its about who has the biggest diaspora! The bigger fan base.
The polls have nothing to do with diaspora. Unlike in the competition, no one is stopping you from voting for your own country. It’s a mix between being the most liked and which country’s fans follow the ESC news the most.
Didn’t word that properly and now it doesn’t let me edit the post…
I actually liked this year’ postcards. I think it’s nice how everyone shows a little story about the artist, I just wish we saw more of the Netherlands itself and the plethora of beautiful places it has. That’s why my vote went to Hurricane too. It felt the most Dutch to me. Windmill and tulips. Wish we saw more of that. Tho, best postcards still go to 2014!
Seems like people voted mostly for their fav songs, not the postcards
Not saying anything about Serbia, Ukraine and Italy, all three were brilliant, just all the NQ’s are stacked in the last places… Albina and Roxen barely qualify but that’s because the fandom likes them more
On a slightly unrelated note (at least unrelated to the postcard thing), but every year there is this one song that I didn’t really care for that much prior to the live shows, but after the Grand Final I listen to it on repeat, and this year it’s Loco Loco~
Mine is Love is on my side, but I already liked it before the show