Minimal Stage Design for Eurovision 2020 Revealed

The first images of the Eurovision 2020 stage have been revealed, with Florian Wieder returning as the stage designer. The design was inspired by the flat Dutch landscape, and is innovative but simple and modest. Stage designer Florian Wieder won the pitch of the stage design, with both Dutch and foreign teams taking part. He…

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41 Countries to Participate at Eurovision 2020: Montenegro, Hungary Withdraw

The official announcement has been made by the European Broadcasting Union – a total of 41 countries will participate at the 2020 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. No nations will be making their debut, however both Hungary and Montenegro have withdrawn from the contest. Fortunately, we will be seeing both Bulgaria and Ukraine return…

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‘Open Up’ – The Slogan is revealed for Eurovision 2020!

The slogan for the 2020 edition of Eurovision has now been revealed as ‘Open Up.’ The slogan and theme around the contest will act as the creative foundation for the show, which will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in May next year. Executive Producer of next year’s contest Sietse Bakker has commented on the…

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Jon Ola Sand To Step Down After Eurovision 2020

Jon Ola Sand, the Eurovision Song Contest’s Executive Supervisor since 2011, has announced that the 2020 Contest will be his last in the role. As work continues on the 65th Contest, the EBU will conduct a selective search for Jon Ola’s successor. Jon Ola will also leave the Head of Live Events post which oversees…

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Turkey will not return to Eurovision in 2020

Turkish broadcaster TRT have ruled out a return to Eurovision, with the EBU confirming that the required paperwork has not been submitted by TRT. Fellow Eurovision site ESC Turkey contacted the European Broadcasting Union to determine the status of Turkey at Eurovision, to which they reportedly replied that the nation will not be returning in…

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Rotterdam to host Eurovision 2020!

The European Broadcasting Union in association with Dutch broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS have now announced that Rotterdam will be hosting Eurovision 2020. It was earlier revealed that two cities were shortlisted for hosting duties, which were Rotterdam and Maastricht. It was decided that Rotterdam put forward the strongest bid of the two shortlisted cities.…

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Liechtenstein rules out Eurovision debut in 2020

Would-be debutant Liechtenstein have ruled out participation at Eurovision 2020. Broadcaster 1FLTV have confirmed that they will not be participating at next year’s contest, despite their interest in participating at the contest. There was no official reason given, however to be able to participate, the broadcaster must become a full EBU member and additionally would…

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Eurovision Choir 2019: Denmark wins with Vocal Line!

The second edition of Eurovision Choir has concluded, with the winner now decided. Danish choir Vocal Line has won this year’s contest, followed by Latvia and Slovenia. The competition was hosted at the Partille Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden and the hosts of the show were Petroc Trelawny (BBC) and Ella Petersson (SVT). A total of…

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Core Team Appointed for Eurovision 2020

Dutch public broadcasters NPO, AVROTROS and NOS have now appointed four members of the core team for Eurovision 2020. Two Executive Producers and two Deputy Executive Producers have been named as part of the core team. The two Executive Producers are Sietse Bakker and Inge van de Weerd, while the Deputy Executive Producers are Emilie…

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