Now it’s official, Rotterdam will be the host city for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. At the end Rotterdam was in the final battle with Maastricht, but could convince with the bigger arena and will host the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in history.
For the first the Eurovision convention named “Unescon” took place in Hanover, Germany. This special Eurovision event has been organized by Dr Eurovision Irving Wolter in collaboration with Eurovision.de outside the Eurovision season. Beside of the gala concert on Saturday night there has been a vivid touristic programme for the guests, meet & greet and a welcome dinner.
Thanks to Duncan Laurence, the Netherlands made the 5th victory in Eurovision history. Normally the winning country has the right to host the next year’s contest. Due to various reasons the upcoming contest has also been held in other countries instead.
It has been a really exciting voting procedure this year, which has been a crime until the last minute. There was a favourite from the beginning, who has won at the end – Duncan Lawrance from the Netherlands. But in many cases he would probably not have won the ESC.
In this year’s Semi Final 2 the battle was a bit stronger due to the fact that 18 countries were fighting for a slot in the Grand Final, compared to the Semi Final 1, where there were only 17 countries, the Ukraine has been withdrawn.
The results in the Semi Final 1 from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with 17 participating countries had an expectable result. Unlike the other semi final, there were not too big discrepancies between the jury voting and televoing. Due to the fact that there is a 50/50 weighting, this is a valid mix of music professionals and the public.
Like every year we take a closer look what to expect from this year’s Grand Final’s entries. When it’s getting exciting it’s good to know what we think and it can help you to vote for the one or other song. All review should not be taken too seriously
With this voting tableau it’s easy to follow the running order. You always know which country comes next. Here you can insert your personal notes and give points to the best songs, performances and the end result.