Next week, we’ll find out where the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 is going to take place. NPO will air a special mini broadcast that day to announce which of the cities, Maastricht or Rotterdam, will get the honourable task of welcoming the contest there.
Cities of the Meuse
The broadcast will start at 11:58 AM on NPO 1, the first channel in the Netherlands. So far, the organising parties have not announced anything about the broadcast in question. All we know so far is that it’s scheduled to last a whole two minutes. Later at night, 7:58 PM, the broadcast will be repeated.
All the TV guide currently says, is that the organisers will announce the hosting city during the short programme. We will then finally find out which city of the river Meuse will get the job. There’s not a whole lot the Rotterdam and Maastricht bids have in common, except for the fact that both cities are located on the Meuse river.
Visits, research and more
The organising committee of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, including Executive Producer Sietse Bakker, has done extensive research when it comes to both bids. Both venues, Ahoy Rotterdam and MECC Maastricht, were visited more than once. Near the end of the decision process, the organisers asked both cities to supply more information.
It now seems the decision making stage is finally coming to an end. Two weeks ago, NPO, Avrotros and NOS announced that they would reveal the host city on 30th August. With the TV guide, we know also know the city will be revealed shortly before noon CET.