Eurovision Song Contest 2020

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was a cancelled singing competition that was to be held in The Netherlands, after Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song ”Arcade”.

Cancellation[change | change source]

On 18 March 2020, it was announced that the contest would be cancelled due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic in Europe.[1] It's the first in the history of the contest to be cancelled.[2]

After the show was cancelled, the European Broadcasting Union organised a replacement show called Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, to show the selected entries in place of the Grand Final on 16 May. Rotterdam remained as the host city of the next year's contest.[2]

Planned contestants[change | change source]

Country Broadcaster Artist Song Language
 Albania RTSH Arilena Ara "Fall from the Sky" English
 Armenia AMPTV Athena Manoukian "Chains on You" English
 Australia SBS Montaigne "Don't Break Me" English
 Austria ORF Vincent Bueno "Alive" English
 Azerbaijan İTV Efendi "Cleopatra" English
 Belarus BTRC VAL "Da vidna" (Да відна) Belarusian
 Belgium VRT Hooverphonic "Release Me" English
 Bulgaria BNT Victoria "Tears Getting Sober" English
 Croatia HRT Damir Kedžo "Divlji vjetre" Croatian
 Cyprus CyBC Sandro "Running" English
 Czech Republic ČT Benny Cristo "Kemama" English
 Denmark DR Ben and Tan "Yes" English
 Estonia ERR Uku Suviste "What Love Is" English
 Finland Yle Aksel "Looking Back" English
 France France Télévisions Tom Leeb "Mon alliée (The Best in Me)" French, English
 Georgia GPB Tornike Kipiani "Take Me as I Am" English
 Germany NDR Ben Dolic "Violent Thing" English
 Greece ERT Stefania "Supergirl" English
 Iceland RÚV Daði og Gagnamagnið "Think About Things" English
 Ireland RTÉ Lesley Roy "Story of My Life" English
 Israel IPBC Eden Alene "Feker Libi" (ፍቅር ልቤ) English, Amharic
 Italy RAI Diodato "Fai rumore" Italian
 Latvia LTV Samanta Tīna "Still Breathing" English
 Lithuania LRT The Roop "On Fire" English
 Malta PBS Destiny "All of My Love" English
 Moldova TRM Natalia Gordienko "Prison" English
 Netherlands AVROTROS Jeangu Macrooy "Grow" English
 North Macedonia MRT Vasil "You" English
 Norway NRK Ulrikke "Attention" English
 Poland TVP Alicja "Empires" English
 Portugal RTP Elisa "Medo de sentir" Portuguese
 Romania TVR Roxen "Alcohol You" English
 Russia C1R Little Big "Uno" English, Spanish
 San Marino SMRTV Senhit "Freaky!" English
 Serbia RTS Hurricane "Hasta la vista" Serbian
 Slovenia RTVSLO Ana Soklič "Voda" Slovene
 Spain RTVE Blas Cantó "Universo" Spanish
 Sweden SVT The Mamas "Move" English
  Switzerland SRG SSR Gjon's Tears "Répondez-moi" French
 Ukraine UA:PBC Go_A "Solovey" (Соловей) Ukrainian
 United Kingdom BBC James Newman "My Last Breath" English

Due to the rules of the Contest, the entries from the cancelled 2020 Contest were not allowed to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. However, many of the original artists returned with new songs while others were replaced.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam is cancelled". 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Official EBU statement & FAQ on Eurovision 2020 cancellation". 18 March 2020. Archived from the original on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.

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