The postcards shown between songs during the Eurovision Song Contest live shows are one of the ways that the Host Broadcaster can put their own stamp on the television shows. This year, Israeli broadcaster KAN has stamped their postcards with dance, inviting the 41 entrants to dance in dozens of special locations. The postcards will also be used together for a exclusive clip in tonight's first Semi-Final interval.
Over the last two months, this year's 41 competing Eurovision Song Contest artists were given a challenge by host broadcaster, Kan: 'Dare to Dance'! In previous years, participants were filmed walking around sites and locations or trying out local activities for their postcards. This year, however, artists were taken to some of Israel's most beautiful spots where they danced for their postcards. You can see a sneak-peek of what's in-store right here:
Some of these locations include the southern Red Sea holiday retreat and port of Eilat, the ancient coastal fortress of Acre in the North, historic Jaffa in the West and the Old City of Jerusalem in the East. From the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) to the Red, Dead and Med seas, some of the most striking areas of natural beauty in the tiny country of Israel provide the setting for the unforgettable postcards.
Some shine a light on some of Israel's incredible modern architecture including the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and the Ashalim solar power station with the world's tallest solar tower. Others show off some of Israel's most ancient buildings, such as the ancient city of Beit Shean and the Roman port of Caesarea.
If you want a glimpse of nature, you'll see the 14 stunning white sand beaches of Tel Aviv including a beach for pets and their owners, religious beaches where modesty is protected and beaches adopted by the LGBT community. There are backdrops of the Negev Desert in the south and the Beit Gurvin-Maresha National Park in the centre of Israel.
In a Eurovision first this year, the postcards come together for a special section of the first Semi-Final interval entertainment tonight, so don't forget to tune in to watch the live show at 21:00 CEST.