The EBU revealed more information about the celebratory event that will fill in the void that Eurovision’s cancellation created. The organisers want to highlight three important points. Firstly, they want to honour the 41 chosen songs that sadly won’t participate, the glorious past of the Eurovision Song Contest and of course honour the heroes fighting against the pandemic.
Beside the 41 songs that were supposed to participate, viewers will enjoy:
- Michael Schulte (Germany 2018) and Ilse DeLange (The Netherlands 2014) – Ein Bisschen Frieden (Winner, Germany 1982)
- Gali Atari (Israel 1979) and a choir of Junior Eurovision participants- Halllelujah (Winner, Israel 1979)
- Netta (Israel 2018) – New release on acoustic version
- Helena Paparizou (Greece 2001 & 2005) – My Number One (Winner, Greece 2005)
- Marija Šerifović (Serbia 2007) – Molitva (Winner, Serbia 2007)
- Ell & Nikki (Azerbaijan 2011) – Running Scared ( Winner, Azerbaijan 2011)
- Måns Zelmerlöw (Sweden 2015) – Heroes (Winner, Sweden 2015)
- Eleni Foureira (Cyprus 2018) – Fuego (Runner-up, Cyprus 2018)
- Duncan Laurence (The Netherlands 2019)- New Release
Besides that, Eurofans will have the opportunity to enjoy:
- The online choir of Eurovision 2020, consisting of all the 41 contestants, who will sing a special version of Love Shine A Light by Katrina And The Waves (Winner, United Kingdom 1997)
- The Eurofan online choir, consisting of Eurofans from all around the world, who will sing a special version on What’s Another Year by Johnny Logan (Winner, Ireland 1980)
- The illumination of monuments of the 41 participating countries
- The Philharmonic Orchestra of Rotterdam
The event’s hosting and organization is based in Hilversum and will be broadcasted from Mediapark. The organisers haven’t revealed all the details of the event, rightly wanting to create a suspenseful atmosphere.
Which of the acts above are you most excited to see? Which other acts do you hope will be a part of Europe Shine A Light? Let us know in the comments below!
Article Source : OGAE GREECE