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🇳🇱 Het Grote Songfestivalfeest to be broadcast on NPO3 on 1st January

Featuring some of the biggest Eurovision stars!

It has been announced that Het Grote Songfestivalfeest, which was held at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on 15th December 2019, will be broadcast on NPO3 on 1st January 2020. The event was hosted by Edsilia Rombley, who will host the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

A meeting with the stars!

Many past Eurovision alumni performed in the concert, celebrating 65 years of the Eurovision Song Contest. Many of the artists taking part in the celebrations were past winners and Eurovision favourites. Thirty-one artists from seventeen countries participated in the concert.

The former winners taking part included the Netherlands’ very own Lenny Kuhr (1969) and Teach-In’s Getty Kaspers (1975). Also amongst the performers was Ireland’s two-time winner Johnny Logan (1980 & 1987), the youngest ever Eurovision winner Sandra Kim (Belgium 1986 and Eurovision Top 250 2018 winner Loreen (Sweden 2012). The most recent Eurovision winner to appear was Netta (Israel 2018).

Tune in on New Year’s Day to watch all thirty-one acts perform including four acts from 2019 – Sergey Lazarev, Keiino, Serhat and Mahmood – and many other popular Eurovision stars including Verka Serduchka (Ukraine 2007), Marlayne (Netherlands 1999) and Ruth Jacott (Netherlands 1993).

A New Year’s Day party!

Viewers in the Netherlands can watch Det Grote Songfestivalfeest on 1st January 2020 at 20:25 CET on NPO3, to enjoy all these performances to begin your New Year with a bang! The contest will be available online following the broadcast.

If you can’t wait until then for a Eurovision music extravaganza, don’t forget to listen to the ESC Top 250 countdown throughout New Year’s Eve on ESC Radio, and see who will be crowed as the 2019 winner! Will it be Loreen for an eight consecutive year?

Will you be tuning in to watch Het Groete Songfestivalfeest? Maybe you think it should become a yearly event, travelling Europe?

Let us know what you think in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA.

Tom Ryan

After joining the team in 2018, I've been lucky enough to cover five Eurovision seasons for ESCXTRA; each season always offers something new and exciting to look forward to! Outside of the Eurovision world, I am a prospective English Literature student, starting university later this year.

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