The moment of truth has arrived!

The EBU and the Dutch broadcasters NPO, AVROTROS, and NOS announced today in a special live broadcast that the city of Rotterdam will host the 65th Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday 12, Thursday 14 and Saturday 16 May 2020.

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Earlier this year, right after Duncan Laurence dared to dream and gave The Netherlands its first win since 1975, Nine Dutch cities applied to host the contest in 2020:

  • Amsterdam
  • Arnhem
  • Breda
  • Den Bosch
  • Leeuwarden
  • Maastricht
  • Rotterdam
  • The Hague
  • Utrecht

One after the other, most of them withdraw for various reasons and only two cities that met all requirements were left on the race, those were Maastricht and Rotterdam.

This year’s announcement scheduled earlier than previous years and were kept in high secrecy till the official revel today except for one mistake happened 2 days before the announcement when fans spotted a new event with the header “Rotterdam 2020” on the show official website (eurovision.tv). the event, of course, was removed a few minutes after but screenshots of the “leak” were already shared and discussed by the fans all the social media. the EBU tried to recover the mistakes and created another event on the page, this time with the name “Maastricht 2020” but after the damage was done, it was pretty obvious that Rotterdam won the race and will host the contest next year.

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Eurovision 2020

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Today it was finally revealed that the Next Eurovision Song Contest Will take place in Rotterdam’s Ahoy arena. Unlike last year Expo convention center, Ahoy is big enough and can offer 16.5K seats which will probably affect the ticket prices when they go on sale.

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The EBU has signed a long-term partnership with the haircare Moroccanoil to be the official sponsor of the show and also confirmed that the main production 4 nuclei team will be consists of:

  • Sietse Bakker (Executive Producer Event)
  • Inge van de Weerd (Executive Producer TV)
  • Emilie Sickinghe (deputy Executive Producers)
  • Jessica Stam (deputy Executive Producers)

2020 slogan will be for the first time and open one. “Open Up” the chosen slogan invites us for diversity so that each one of us can open up to something else. Open up to music, Open up to each other, Open up to new ideas, Open up to Eurovision, etc.

41 countries will “open up” and participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. these are:

Eurovision 2020 - 41

Eurovision Heart symbol Albania.svg Albania (Festival I Këngës 58)

Eurovision Heart symbol Armenia.svg.png Armenia (Depi Evratesil / Դեպի Եվրատեսիլ)

Eurovision Heart symbol Australia.svg.png Australia (Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020)

Eurovision Heart symbol Austria.svg.png Austria

Eurovision Heart symbol Azerbaijan.svg.png Azerbaijan

Eurovision Heart symbol Belarus.svg.png Belarus

Eurovision Heart symbol Belgium.svg.png Belgium – Hooverphonic – ?

EuroBulgaria.svg.png Bulgaria – Artists to be revealed November 25th

Eurovision Heart symbol Croacia.svg Croatia (Dora 2020)

Eurovision Heart symbol Cyprus.svg.png Cyprus

Eurovision Heart symbol Czech Republic.svg.png Czech Republic (Song CZ)

Eurovision Heart symbol Denmark.svg.png Denmark (Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020)

Eurovision Heart symbol Estonia.svg.png Estonia (Eesti Laul 2020)

Eurovision Heart symbol Finland.svg.png Finland (UMK 2020)

Eurovision Heart symbol France.svg France

Eurovision Heart symbol Germany.svg.png Germany

Eurovision Heart symbol Georgia.svg.png Georgia (Georgian Idol)

Eurovision Heart symbol Greece.svg.png Greece (Internal Select)

Eurovision Heart symbol Iceland.svg.png Iceland (Söngvakeppnin 2020)

Eurovision Heart symbol Ireland.svg.png Ireland

Eurovision Heart symbol Israel.svg.png Israel (Hakohav Haba La’Eurovision)

Eurovision Heart symbol Italy.svg  Italy (Sanremoo 2020)

Eurovision Heart symbol Latvia.svg Latvia (Supernova)

Eurovision Heart symbol Lithuania.svg.png Lithuania (Eurovizijos Atranka 2020)

Eurovision Heart symbol Malta.svg.png Malta (Maltese X-Factor)

Eurovision Heart symbol Moldova.svg.png Moldova (Internal Select)

Eurovision Heart symbol The Nethelrlands.svg The Netherlands (Internal Select)

Eurovision Heart symbol Macedonia.svg.png North Macedonia (Internal selection)

Eurovision Heart symbol Norway.svg Norway (MGP 2020)

Eurovision Heart symbol Poland.svg.png Poland

Eurovision Heart symbol Portugal.svg.png Portugal (Festival da Canção 2020)

Eurovision Heart symbol Romania.svg.png Romania

Eurovision Heart symbol Russia.svg.png Russia

Eurovision Heart symbol San Marino.svg.png San Marino

Eurovision Heart symbol Serbia.svg Serbia (Beovizija 2020)

Eurovision Heart symbol Slovenia.svg Slovenia (EMA + EMA FREŠ)

Eurovision Heart symbol Spain.png Spain  – Blas Cantó – ?

Eurovision Heart symbol Sweden.svg Sweden (Melodifestivalen 2020)

Eurovision Heart symbol Switzerland.svg.png Switzerland

Eurovision Heart symbol Ukraine.svg.png Ukraine (Vidbir 2020)

Eurovision Heart symbol United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom (Partnership with BMG)

 

** Use the 2020 calendar to make sure you’re not missing any National Final!

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