Eurovision 2020

More Information required from Rotterdam and Maastricht

NPO, NOS and AVROTROS need more details from the host cities

It has been three weeks since the announcement of Rotterdam and Maastricht as the final two cities battling it out to host the Eurovision Song Contest next year.

With an official announcement to be revealed very shortly, the Dutch broadcasters have asked for more information from the host cities about certain aspects of hosting the competition.

It’s all about the little details

According to RTL Nieuws, the Dutch broadcasters have gone back to Maastricht and Rotterdam to ask them for further clarity on the little details. A spokesperson for the MECC has given more insight as to what is being asked from them:

“Consider, for example, the situation with certain permits or the program of the side events,”

A spokesperson of the MECC, in regards to what is being asked by the Dutch broadcasters (translated from RTL Nieuws)

RTL Nieuws also contacted Rotterdam, in regards to their current position and have mentioned that they were putting “the last dots on the i”.

Duncan spotted in Maastricht

It was also recently reported that current reigning champion Duncan Laurence has been spotted in Maastricht with a camera crew. Dutch media report that Duncan’s manager has been silent about the reason for his visit.

In addition to visiting Maastricht, however, Dutch media has reported that Duncan will also be heading to Rotterdam. Whether this is to film a promotional video remains unknown.

The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019

The Netherlands internally selected Duncan Laurence to represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. In Tel Aviv, Duncan managed to bring The Netherlands to the Grand Final for a fourth consecutive year.

In addition to his participation in the Grand Final, Duncan also managed to win the ‘Press Award’ for the ‘Marcel Bezençon Awards’ as voted for by the Press.

And fter 44 years, Duncan managed to win the Eurovision Song Contest for The Netherlands. The last time the country won the contest was in 1975 with “Ding-a-dong”.

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Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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