Agnete Johnsen and the Swedish production crew got a warm welcome when they arrived to Agnete's hometown, Nesseby to record Norway's postcard. The environments have a frosty feeling, but Agnete and the locals truly shine with warmth.
Agnete’s roots lie in a small community called Nesseby, in Norway's northermost county Finnmark and right in the middle of the Sámi district. The village consists of 1000 residents, and nearly 100 turned up to participate in the shoot.
"Nesseby is a paradise for me and wherever I travel, it will always be my home. This is the place where I always find peace. All locals support each other and it’s a wonderful community that I'm proud to be a part of", said Agnete.
You can see a confident Agnete in Norway's postcard. Proud of her origin as an ethnic Sámi, she stands in snowy landscapes dressed in a colorful Sámi folk costume together with fellow villagers. In addition to that, she also went with the team to the mountain plains on snowmobiles to continue the filming.
"The postcard recording went very well. It was incredibly wonderful and moving that so many people had taken the time to be part of it. I can't wait to show Europe my village", said Agnete.
Both young and old came together to participate in the filming.
"This is so much fun and I can't wait to see the final postcard. I am very proud of her. She can go all the way", said one of the people in attendance.
The recording turned into a powerful experience for Agnete, who now will charge her batteries until the Second Semi-Final on 12 May.
"Now I will spend time relaxing and being with my friends and family before travelling to Stockholm. But I also find energy in mountain trekking", said Agnete.