This week, the Junior Eurovision Team have released more information about the concept for the postcards for this year’s show, as well as information on ticket sales.
For those who don’t know, postcards are short clips shown before the singer begins performing their song. It gives time for the production team to set up any props, and gives time for the performers to set themselves up on stage. It also provides information for the audiences either about the host country or the performers, or both!
This year, the postcards will follow the adventures of three teenagers travelling around the host country Bulgaria. They will travel around with different vehicles, and visit a number of different places across the nation. At the start of the postcards, the teens will get some inspiration from a selfie from the upcoming performer, showing them a famous place from their home countries. They hope to show Bulgaria through the natural and manmade sights, culture and traditions to demonstrate the diversity of the country.
The tickets for the contest have also begun to sell. The tickets can be bought through the Bulgarian provider Eventim. Currently, the tickets for the final show are the only ones on sale, however tickets for the jury final and the Friday afternoon rehearsal will be on sale soon.
The prices range from 40 lev to 80 lev – which roughly converts to:
$32 – 64 AUD
€20- 40 EURO
£15 –30 British pounds
The prices will be 50% lower for children under the age of 14. The standing area has also been reserved for local school children, therefore will not be on sale. Tickets may be picked up in Sofia for a cost of 2 lev, or couriered anywhere in Europe for 90 lev.