Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS have revealed the first three locations, together with images, where the participating countries postcards will be filmed for the Eurovision Song Contest this year.
After the national broadcasters called for submissions of potential backdrops where the postcards are to be filmed, 750 locations came forward and 41 were chosen. From these, three are now known as follows: natural ice at the Frisian Nannewiid, Westhoofd lighthouse in Ouddorp and the futuristic looking Evoluon in Eindhoven.
However, it is yet to be known which participating acts will be featured in these locations, as the organizers opt to keep the excitement brewing by keeping it as a surprise, as well as the other postcard locations, leading to the contest in May.
Shooting for the postcards this year, being produced by IDTV, will be different due to restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The concept includes the artists being filmed in their respective countries and projected in tiny houses located in various places in the host country.
Eurovision 2021 head Gerben Bakker noted that the tiny houses will be set up in different places in the Netherlands that suit the artists, so that we get to know them better.
“Due to the COVID crisis, the house has become an even more important part of our lives. We now share everything via digital screens, directly from our living rooms with the rest of the world. The tiny house is therefore a symbol of the time in which we now live. The Eurovision Song Contest offers an open and warm home base for everyone,” he stated regarding the concept of the postcards.”
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