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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Director General Carlo Romeo: “Postponement yes, cancellation no”

He thinks it would have been better to postpone the contest

The Director General of the Sammarinese broadcaster SMRTV, Carlo Romeo has given a statement regarding the cancellation of the contest.

Carlo Romeo believes that instead of cancelling the whole event, they should have postponed the contest to end of September or the beginning of October.

Quite right – obviously – the decision by Eurovision 2020 to cancel the date of mid-May but as a broadcaster, and I am sure I am not the only one, it would certainly have been more logical not a total cancellation of the event but, as happened for the Europeans, a postponement to autumn 2020 or directly to 2021. It would be the choice of common sense that would avoid predictable aftermath between courts and media with potential class action or single actions by all the parties concerned, not least the artists themselves and Eurovision fans postponing everything to the end of September or the beginning of October – without prejudice to health security, an absolute priority for all – would also give the possibility to all state radio and television stations to open their 2020-2021 schedules with Eurovision 2020, giving a significant and strong signal of taken up through the international language of music.

Carlo Romeo on the cancellation of Eurovision 2020

San Marino was set to be represented by Senhit with the song “Freaky!”. It’s still not been decided if the broadcaster will choose her to represent the country in 2021. The European Broadcasting Union has stated that the reference group and the participating broadcasters will later make a decision on if the selected artists will be able to perform their songs in next yearโ€™s contest.

Do you wish the contest was postponed instead of cancelled? Let us know below or on social media @ESCXTRA!

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Sami Luukela

I started watching Eurovision back in 2006, when I was only 10 and couldn't stay up to see Lordi winning. I attended my first contest in 2013 in Malmรถ and been to all the contests ever since. I'm studying journalism and I love music โ€” you will probably never see me without my headphones on.

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