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Is EBU planning an online programme for Eurovision 2020 ?

EBU just shared some news about cancellation and made a statement about eligible songs for Eurovision 2021. Read here for more..


Eurovision Instagram Account;

Following the cancellation of #Eurovision 2020 we’d like to share some news with you from @ebu_hq. We have been overwhelmed with the love that the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) family has shared since the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event. The EBU is very aware of how much the Eurovision Song Contest will be missed this year. The Contest’s values of universality and inclusivity, and our proud tradition of celebrating diversity through music, are needed more than ever right now. The EBU and its Members are therefore currently exploring alternative programming, but not a competition, to help unite and entertain audiences around Europe during these challenging times. It is our intention in this programming, and on our online platforms in the coming months, to honour the songs and artists which have been chosen for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. With that in mind, the Reference Group, the ESC’s governing board, has decided that, in accordance with the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest, this year’s songs will not be eligible to compete when the Contest returns in 2021. At their discretion, Participating Broadcasters may decide which artist(s) to send in 2021, either this year’s or a newly chosen one. We ask for your patience while we work through ideas in the coming days and weeks.


So it seems like we already heard 2 important messages from this statement.

1- Unfortunately every country has to pick a new song.. With a new artist or exactly the same artist. (Like Ukraine, Spain and Azerbaijan has already prefered)

2- They are planning to organize an online event for this year. However, it will not be a competition.

In the following days, hope we will be crystal clear!