In fact it has been a sad time these weeks, knowing that the Eurovision Song Contest will cancelled has urged a tremendous uncertainty for everybody involved in the ESC. There has been a huge discussion, if the ESC 2020 should be cancelled, postponed or broadcasted in a different way. At the end a cancellation was unavoidable due to the Corona pandemic.
In fact it has been a sad time these weeks, knowing that the Eurovision Song Contest will cancelled has urged a tremendous uncertainty for everybody involved in the ESC. There has been a huge discussion, if the ESC 2020 should be cancelled, postponed or broadcasted in a different way. At the end a cancellation was unavoidable due to the Corona pandemic. It has already been confirmed that Rotterdam will be the host city in 2021 and that some singers, who have been confirmed for 2020 can also perform in 2021, but with another song.
These are the singers, who are already confirmed for 2021:
Due to the fact that the slots for Eurovision Song Contest final on May 16th have been given, the Dutch broadcasters AVROTROS, NOS and NPO have worked on a replacement show called “Europe Shine A Light”. This show will be broadcasted live from 21.00 CET here on eurovisionlive, YouTube and on 40 television stations.
The aim is to bring music and joy in the hard times of lock down everywhere. There is also a chance for the selected performers 2020 to be involved in this special show. There will be a lot of surprises and funny things to watch. Of course this won’t replace the real ESC, but at least there is a common show and the spirit unites all of us.
Watch the official trailer:
Editor in Chief of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.