Ari Ólafsson has travelled to Lisbon, Portugal to film his postcard for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
Icelandic singer Ari Ólafsson is the latest artist to travel to the host country to film his Eurovision postcard. While at the host city, Ari visited the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, as well as the Eduardo VII Park. Of course, his visit wasn’t complete until he tried Portugal’s delicacy – Pastéis de Nata.
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
Ari is no stranger to competitions and shows, as he took part in The Voice of Iceland in 2015 and also participated in Songvakeppnin last year as a backing singer. The singer was selected to represent Iceland at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest after he won Songvakeppnin with “Our Choice”.
Iceland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 and, aside from 2 years of relegation in 1998 and 2002, has participated every year since. The contest is incredibly popular in Iceland, regularly being one of the most watched programmes of the year. Iceland has yet to win the contest but has finished in 2nd on two occasions. In 1999, Selma missed out on victory in Jerusalem by 17 points, and in 2009 Yohanna became the most successful Icelandic entrant ever finishing 2nd in the final with the song “Is it True?”. She scored 218 points, yet still finished 169 points behind the runaway winner Norway.