Benjamin Ingrosso has travelled to Covilhã, Portugal to film his postcard for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
Swedish singer Benjamin Ingrosso is the latest artist to travel to the host country to film their Eurovision postcard. During his time in the city, Benjamin met the Mayor of Covilhã, Vitor Pereira, as well as visiting the Ribeira da Carpinteira Bridge and the New Hand Lab.
The postcards are short clips that are shown to the audience while the artist gets ready on stage. The following artists have also filmed their postcards:
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
- San Marino
- FYR Macedonia
Benjamin was born into a musical family, as his mother is famous singer Pernilla Wahlgren, and his father Emilio Ingrosso is a former dancer. At just 8 years old, Benjamin won the children’s competition show Lilla Melodifestivalen with the song “Hej Sofia”. He then went on to represent Sweden at MGP Nordic 2006, where he finished fourth.
Throughout his childhood, he acted in several musicals and later went on to release award-winning singles. Benjamin is no stranger to Eurovision selection shows, as he took part in Melodifestivalen a year prior to his win. In 2017, he placed fifth in the final with his song “Good Lovin’”. This year he will be singing “Dance You Off”.
Sweden debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has gone on to be one of the contest’s most successful countries. The country has won the contest six times, the most recent being in 2015. Sweden’s first victory came in 1974 when ABBA won the contest in Brighton with “Waterloo”. Since missing out on the final in 2010, Sweden has gone on to finish 3rd twice and has won the contest twice, only in 2013 did the country place outside of the top 10 in the final.