On March 27th 2023 Blanka, this year’s Polish entrant, announced that she filmed her postcard in Warsaw. The theme of Blanka’s postcard is that she is a DJ, and she is spinning records at a party. Blanka also had approx. 25 extras to film her per postcard.
This year’s theme of the postcards
This year’s theme of the postcards is not fully known, but this year’s organization chose to film the contestants in their own countries, rather than filming them in the United Kingdom or Ukrainian territory. This year’s slogan is “United by Music”, and maybe this is also the reason why the BBC and UA:PBC chose to come up with a Eurovision postcard theme that needs to be filmed in their own country.
Other filmed Eurovision postcards
There have been other Eurovision postcards filmed, since the date of the first Semi-final is coming closer, but we know for sure of the countries below that they have filmed their postcard.
Croatia: Let 3 – Mama ŠČ!
The band Let 3 filmed their postcard in the Croatian town of Rijeka, where the band was initiated. The group was filmed on a bridge while fishing in the Mrtva canal, as can be seen on the video below.
Germany: Lord of the Lost – Blood & Glitter
Lord of the Lost has filmed their Eurovision postcard in the German city of Hamburg, in the docklands to be precise.
Lithuania: Monika Linkytė – Stay
Monika Linkytė has filmed her 40-second postcard, but there is no further information about what was filmed and where in Lithuania, we just have to wait and see.
Slovenia: Joker Out – Carpe Diem
Slovenia was the first country to film their postcard. The band filmed their postcard on top of the Radion Slovenija building, and they wanted to have a pinball machine; apparently the band played a pinball machine a lot while recording their Eurovision entry in Hamburg.
Albania: Albina & Familja Kelmendi – Dulje
The Albanian postcard is filmed in the capital of Albania, Tirana. During filming it became clear that we will see the whole Kelmendi family cooking and dining together in the Grand Park of Tirana.
Moldova: Pasha Parfeni – Soarele şi luna
In the Moldovan postcard we can see Pasha in a canyon, the Orheiul Vechi canyon to be precise. In this canyon Pasha plants a tree among a lot of other trees that are already blossoming.
Austria: Teya & Salena – Who the Hell is Edgar?
In Austria’s postcard we see the duo, Teya and Salena, on an outside ice skating rink; the rink is in front of Vienna’s City Hall. It also seems that the pair needs to conquer the ice while falling and dusting themselves off to try again.
Cyprus: Andrew Lambrou – Break a Broken Heart
The story of the Cypriot postcard revolves around basketbal, because we can see singer Andrew Lambrou shooting some hoops on the boardwalk of sunny Limasol. The basketball court seems to be installed especially for filming.
France: La Zarra – Évidemment
In this postcard we can see the French representative, La Zarra, on a horse at Fontainebleau, a Royal castle near the French capital, Paris. La Zarra looks very regal herself in the video you can watch below.
Ireland: Wild Youth – We Are One
The Irish band, Wild Youth, is driving around in a small red car in the Gleann Cuilinn region in south County Dublin. The postcard will also feature Johnnie Fox’s, the highest pub in Ireland.
Latvia: Sudden Lights – Aijā
Sudden Lights filmed their Eurovision postcard on the beach, and they were also filmed while swimming in a very cold sea in Latvia.
Malta: The Busker – Dance (Our Own Party)
The postcard of The Busker was filmed in Malta; the band can be seen riding on a bus and they throw a frisbee around at the beach.
The Netherlands: Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper – Burning Daylight
The Dutch entry will be accompanied by a postcard that shows Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper rollerskating in the Dutch city of Zaandam (near Amsterdam).
Romania: Theodor Andrei – D.G.T. (On and Off)
The filming of the Romanian postcard took place in the capital of Romania, Bucharest. The postcard shows Theodor miming in front of the Ion Luca Caragiale National Theater.
Estonia: Alika – Bridges
The postcard of Estonia’s Alika was filmed in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. Alika is walking around the edge of the Tallinn TV Tower (Tallinna Teletorn).
Switzerland: Remo Forrer – Watergun
In the postcard of the Swiss representative Remo Forrer we see him wakeboarding on a lake in Switzerland, one of Remo’s favourite activities when he has some spare time.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will take place on May 9th, 11th, and 13th 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. 37 countries will compete for the crown. This year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be a joint venture, since last year’s winner Ukraine cannot organize the contest on home soil because of the ongoing war with Russia.