There’s less than 100 days to go until Junior Eurovision 2017, and although many of the participation nations are yet to select their acts, host nation Georgia is busy preparing for their first ever hosting of a Eurovision event.
The contest, which will be held on the 26th of November in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi will feature 16 participating nations, including the return of Portugal. The focus is often on the performances of the participating nations, but today we want to focus on the efforts behind the scenes, namely, the postcards.
The postcards are a small clip featured between each national entry. This year, Georgian director Zaza Orashvili and his crew will film 16 individual postcards in various regions of Georgia to demonstrate the diversity within the country. They hope to display the treasures of the nation to those who have not had the chance to visit, and perhaps encourage travellers to consider Georgia as their next destination!
The postcards themselves will show a Georgian person travelling to a certain destination where they will meet with another Georgian, collecting a Georgian artefact to pass on to the participating contestants. The filming has begun, and has successfully been completed in the regions of Imereti and Adjara. The crew are currently working in Svaneti. The videos will also feature famous Georgians, and there will be an appearance from Eurovision 2016 winner Mariam Mamadashvili.