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Maastricht and Rotterdam to battle in Eurovision 2020 host city showdown

The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 selection committee has revealed that Maastricht and Rotterdam are the final two cities in the race to host next year’s contest in The Netherlands.

Earlier reports proved reliable

Last week, reports suggested that Maastricht and Rotterdam were strongly likely to be the two cities to be announced as being the final two in the running to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Indeed, this turned out to be the case, resulting in the official eliminations of Arnhem, Den Bosch and Utrecht.

“Impressed with all proposals”

Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest made the following statement following the announcement of the two finalists:

“All the cities and venues have put a lot of effort into their bids. We were impressed with all the proposals and would like to thank everyone involved so far for their positive input and commitment. We are convinced Maastricht and Rotterdam offer everything that a Host City requires.”

“We are hoping the other cities will maintain their enthusiasm for the Song Contest. We’d love to discuss in the coming months how we can involve them in the event next year.”

Host city announcement expected mid-August

The host city of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest is expected in mid-August. Between now and then, the Selection Committee will visit Maastricht and Rotterdam to assess their proposals in finer detail. You can watch a visual representation of the Maastricht and Rotterdam bids below:

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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