The most important musical show of the year showed the classic postcards that precede each artist’s performance. This year the KAN television station showed the world videos recorded in different locations in Israel.
The 2019 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest was held between May 14 and 18. After last year the contestant Netta Barzilai won with her song “Toy”, the organization of the 2019 edition was left to Israel and the venue chosen was the Expo Tel Aviv.
In the grand final held on Saturday, the classic postcards that precede the performance of each contestant were broadcast on TV.
These postcards consist of videos of between 40 and 60 seconds that show the artists interacting with the landscapes and culture of Israel.
The Eurovision 2019 postcards were directed by Karen Hochma, who also directed the official music video of the song “Toy”, winner last year. While the audiovisual production was in the hands of Gustavo, a very important production company in Israel.
Artists from the 41 participating countries traveled to this country in the months of February, March and April to film these postcards in different locations throughout Israel.
The delegations of each country and their respective locations in Israel are detailed below:
- Albania: Banias Nature Reserve
- Armenia: Masada National Park
- Australia: Jaffa
- Austria: Tel Aviv Bauhaus
- Azerbaijan: Gan HaShlosha (Sahne)
- Belarus: Jerusalem (Rockefeller Archaeological Museum)
- Belgium: Mitzpe Ramon
- Croatia: Jerusalem (The Israel Museum)
- Cyprus: Eilat
- Czech Republic: Caesarea
- Denmark: Jerusalem
- Estonia: Tel Aviv Beach
- Finland: Ramat Gan (Financial District)
- France: Tel Aviv Museum of Art
- Georgia: Acre
- Germany: Sea of Galilee
- Greece: Jerusalem (Van Leer Institute)
- Hungary: Beit Guvrin National Park
- Iceland: Beit She’an National Park
- Ireland: Eylot (Palm Plantation)
- Israel: Jerusalem
- Italy: Ashdod Port
- Latvia: Tel Aviv (Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater)
- Lithuania: Habonim Beach
- North Macedonia: Carmel Forest
- Malta: Timna Park
- Moldova: Zichron Yaakov’s Wineries
- Montenegro: Mikhmoret Beach
- Norway: Judean Desert
- Poland: Jerusalem (Mishkenot Sha’ananim)
- Portugal: The Dead Sea
- Romania: Mount Hermon
- Russia: Jerusalem (Tower of David)
- San Marino: Ashalim (Solar Thermal Power Station)
- Serbia: Ein Zivan (Cherry Blossom)
- Slovenia: Ruhama Badlands
- Spain: Haifa
- Sweden: Tel Aviv Port
- Switzerland: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
- The Netherlands: Mount Arbel
- United Kingdom: Haifa (Bahai Gardens)