In this article, we will go through all of the details for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.
It has been over a month since The Netherlands’ win at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ever since Duncan Laurence’s win, the country has been preparing for the contest next year: Locating potential host cities and venues, designing the slogan and artwork, choosing the participants and much more. We will be going through all these and more in this in-depth article. Enjoy.
Potential Host Cities
The 2020 Bidding Process in The Netherlands began in June, where national cities expressed any interest they had in hosting the event. Those cities were given formal documentation with all the details on hosting the contest. Three Dutch broadcasters will co-host the show: NPO, Avrotros and NOS.
The following cities have submitted a bid to host the contest next year: Amsterdam, Arnhem, Breda, Den Bosch, Maastricht/Limburg, Rotterdam and Utrecht.
The cities have to submit bid books to the EBU, which need to be ready for the beginning of July. Throughout the month, the European Broadcasting Union will consult with all the candidates and will make a decision in late July. The 2020 host city will be announced in August. Read more here.
Who Has Already Confirmed Their Participation/Withdrawn?
Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine, France, Germany, The Netherlands and Spain have confirmed their participation.
So far we have one returning country, Ukraine, who withdrew last year.
No countries have publicly withdrawn this year, but countries such as Bulgaria look unlikely to be participating next year.
When Will The Artwork & Slogan be Released?
It is not publicly known when the artwork and slogan will be released, but most likely it will be released around two months after the host city is announced, in August.
Very little information has been made public about the contest next year, but stay tuned on our site to learn more! You can also follow us on social media (@esctakeover) and subscribe to our blog below, joining 75 others.
Article Sources: Eurovision.tv,