On the organisational list of things to do for Eurovision 2020, we can tick off the announcement of the core team, and now the announcement of the host city. We now also know the directors of the show, as well as the creative advisor.
Two directors have been announced for Eurovision 2020, with those being Marnix Kaart and Marc Pos. The duo will be responsible for the three live shows, as well as the nine dress rehearsals and all the camera plans for the participating nations. Marnix Kaart will focus on the visuals for the performances, while Marc Pos will focus on the structure of the show, set design and the elements between performances.
Marnix Kaart is known for having directed a range of entertainment programmes and also live productions. Some of the biggest projects he has worked on includes Holland’s Got Talent, The Musical Awards, Friends of Amstel Live, Toppers in Concert and the anniversary registration of Armin van Buuren at Amsterdam Arena. He has experience working in large teams both at home and abroad, and he has said that working on Eurovision is ‘a dream and an honour.’
Marc Pos became known in the Dutch entertainment industry after directing the first series of Idols in 2003. He is one of the founders of the Dutch programmes DWDD, Nieuwsuur and De Lama’s and has been involved in countless projects. He has his own production company, and is now focused on developing new television formats. He is excited to be working on the production of Eurovision, knowing he can apply his inventive approach to the show.
The Creative Advisor for Eurovision 2020 has also been named, and he is no stranger to Eurovision. Cornald Maas will be fulfilling that role for the 2020 contest, and with his previous involvement at the contest, this comes as no surprise. He first joined the commentary team for the Netherlands in 2004, and has since become the Dutch ‘voice of Eurovision.’ He has also been a big supporter of the contest and the Dutch participation, and has recently been part of the committee who is involved with selecting the Dutch participants and songs. He also hosts Eurovision In Concert, which is one of the largest Eurovision pre-parties.
Eurovision 2020 will take place on the 12th, 14th and 16th of May.