Fun activities, and a spectacular nature. The traditional postcards introducing the participants in the live TV shows offer a bit of everything. We take a look at the ones that accompany the acts in the second semi-final.
In the months up to this year’s contest, the participants were in Portugal to film the postcards which introduces them to the TV offers. We have already seen the ones for the first semi-final, and today, we can now tell you about the ones for the second semi-final.
Norway: Alexander Rybak – “That’s How You Write a Song”
Alexander recorded his postcard quite near Altice Arena, where all the fun is happening. In his postcard, one can see the large Vasco da Gama bridge. Nonetheless, that isn’t all. The singer also visited a center of urban art to put his graffiti skills in practice.
Romania: The Humans – “Goodbye”
Romania’s 2018 representatives visited Arouca near Porto for their postcard. While the group only walked by and crossed a wood bridge, a lot of gorgeous images of the region nature and popular practices in the area were showed such as canoeing.
Serbia: Sanja Ilić & Balkanika – “Nova Deca”
The Serbian group went to Porto for their postcard. In their postcard, the newest member – Iva Banicevic – wasn’t present. Besides visiting the city’s downtown, the group had the opportunity to visit a wine house and taste a few of those. They appear to have had a blast.
San Marino: Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening – “Who We Are”
One more postcard in the beautiful Madeira island. This time around, the duo visited the island’s district, Funchal, and had the opportunity to do so many popular activites such as a ride in cable cars and in the exciting carros de cesta.
Denmark: Rasmussen – “Higher Ground”
The Dannish postcard was shot in Mafra, more specifically in Convento de Mafra. This building started being constructed back in 1717 and is one the country’s most important palaces. In the post, the vocalist visits several parts of the palace.
Russia: Julia Samoylova – “I Won’t Break”
Just like Alexander, Julia also stayed quite near the area where it’s all happening. The singer visited the beautiful Oceanarium and looked like she enjoyed it so much. She was near the fishes, especially sharks and didn’t seem to be afraid of those.
Moldova: DoReDoS – “My Lucky Day”
Vidago was the location chosen for DoReDoS. The place is known for its mineral sparkling waters. In the video, the group actually tastes pure water from a fountain and visits some natural locations.
The Netherlands: Waylon – “Outlaw In ‘Em”
We’re back to Lisbon but not to see the beauty of its streets. Instead, Waylon shows us how to bake and cook a Pastel de Nata. At the very end, the singer ends up having one of the cakes which will most likely leave us all wishing for one as well.
Australia: Jessica Mauboy – “We Got Love”
It’s Lisbon again. Jessica did explore a few of its traditional streets but not only. In her postcard, she meets a man playing a Porutugese guitar and joins. At the end, she bulds her very own guitar.
Georgia: IRIAO – “For You”
Just like Jessica from Australian, the Georgian group visited the capital’s traditional streets but instead promoted Oriental culture by joining a parede of such nature.
Poland: Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – “Light Me Up”
The Polish duo visited Ericeira. The location is very popular for surf purposes and in it. Besides visiting the popular Ericeira beach, the duo also had the opportunity to spray surfboards and style in their own way.
Malta: Christabelle – “Taboo”
Christabelle was one of the first acts to shoot her postcard. The singer visited Alter do Chão in Alentejo and had a great time with the horses as the place chosen is very well known for the breeding of Alter-Real horses.
Hungary: AWS – “Viszlát Nyár”
The rock group visited Óbidos for their postcard. Not only they had the opportunity to visit the narrow venues of the village but also had the chance of making chocolate, eat it and, of course, drink the popular wine. Óbidos is very well known for its chocolate festival and medieval festivals.
Latvia: Laura Rizzotto – “Funny Girl”
The beautiful and breathtaking Benagil beach in Algarve was Laura’s postcard location. In it, not only the beautiful landscapes of the beach along with its caverns are displayed but Laura got the opportunity to swim in the sea and practice a bit of surfing.
Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso – “Dance You Off”
Benjamin visited the north of the country, Serra da Estrela. In his postcard, the singer had the opportunity of making the extremely popular Queijo da Serra da Estrela and to even taste it.
Montenegro: Vanja Radovanović – “Inje”
We’re back to Lisbon on Vanja’s postcard. In his video, the singer visted the iconic Feira da Ladra – a very popular market in Lisbon – where you can find the most various things and buy the most unexpected stuff. He seems to have enjoyed the Eurovision vinyl he found.
Slovenia: Lea Sirk – “Hvala, Ne”
Azores is back to our screens. Lea Sirk went to Faial – one of Azores’ islands – to shoot her postcard. She visited a few places such as a lighthouse and the popular Vulcão dos Capelinhos. On it, she also went to the beach despite the poor weather conditions.
Ukraine: Mélovin – “Under The Ladder”
We’re back to Portugal’s south. It was in Vila Nova de Milfontes – Algarve – where Mélovin shot his postcards. Despite being known for its beaches, the weather conditions obviously didn’t allow Mélovin for more than visiting. That was good to go along with his personal style.