As expected the announcement of the Eurovision hosts has come early. There will be three hosts in Rotterdam Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit. In the Eurovision world Edsilia Rombley is well known as she represented the Netherlands twice: in 1998 with “Hemel en Aarde” – 4th place in Birmingham and “On The Top Of The World” – only 21st place in the Semi Final in Helsinki 2007.
We have not reached the year of 2020, but it seems that a lot of things are already set, unlike other years. We have the logo, the slogan and finally the stage design! And again the stage designer is Florian Wieder, who has been in charge not only the past three years, Florian was also responsible for Düsseldorf 2011, Baku 2012 and Vienna 2015.
In Sweden the preparations for the upcoming pre decision called “Melodifestivalen” are in full swing. It is the most important music show of the country which goes for 6 weeks in a row. A lot of singers could start their career there. The 2020 Melodifestivalen will take place in six different cities: Linköping, Gothenburg, Luleå, Malmö, Eskiltuna and Stockholm.
As the third country for 2020 Bulgaria has announced that casting show candidate Victoria is going to represent her country in Rotterdam. This year Bulgaria paused in Tel Aviv, but this is not unusual, some countries take a break due to various reasons.
The motto of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam is “Open Up”, this has been announced a while ago. Now the artwork of the logo has been revealed. It shows a circle with coloured fragments. It symbolizes the flags of the countries which have joined in the history of the 65th contest year by year.
It was the 17th Junior Eurovision Song Contest already, this year from the Silesian town called Gliwice in Poland. 19 countries took part in this year’s edition of the children version of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Now it’s official: the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam 2020 will take place with 41 countries. This is the same number of participating countries like this year in Tel Aviv. Surprisingly, two countries have withdrawn: Hungary and Montenegro, but therefore two countries will come back after a year’s pause: Bulgaria and Ukraine. Of course a country is able to withdraw after the official deadline but only with paying a penalty fee. So until March there is still room for surprises.
For the upcoming 65th Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the official slogan has been announced: “Open Up”. Every contest is having a special motto so that the artwork and logos do make more sense and reflect the spirit of the host city. In 2002 it was the first time in ESC history that a motto “A Modern Fairy tale” has been used.