The organization of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 asks Dutch people to apply with their sports club, group or community. Their goal is to show Europe and the participating artists a unique part of the Netherlands in the form of Dutch activities, traditions and hobbies.
Dutch people who would like to be part of the postcards with their club, group or community can apply here.
Using the Open Up theme as the backbone for the postcards, the organization wants to show the positive, connecting force of the Dutch community. Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer Event: "Dutch people often meet each other through hobbies, activities, traditions and communities. From street barbecues, carnival organizations and fraternities to football clubs, choirs and breakdance groups."
Each artist gets to experience their own unique piece of the Netherlands prior to the Eurovision Song Contest, by participating in a Dutch activity, tradition or hobby. This will form the basis of the videos - the so-called postcards - which, entirely in the tradition of the Contest, introduce the performances of the artists during the Semi-Finals and the Grand Final.
The exact look and feel of the postcards will remain secret for the time being. But the organization does give a hint: "This time we opt for a different interpretation than the often more tourist impressions presented by the Host Country during the Eurovision Song Contest," adds Sietse Bakker.
The postcards for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be produced by IDTV and shooting will take place in March and April 2020.
Take a look below to see what the postcards of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 looked like.