Eurovision 2020

Eurovision 2020 stars react to cancellation news

All 41 artists have given public reactions to the cancellation news and messages to fans

Despite some indication that it was a possibility, this week the Eurovision world was rocked by the news that the 2020 edition of the contest has been cancelled. Of course, the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic left organisers with little option but to cancel for the sake of public safety.

This was of course devastating news for the fans, but the artists due to participate in the contest have lost a lot this week. Regardless, all 41 have responded with love, understanding and positivity.

Whether it be via Instagram post, videos, interviews or via Twitter, the artists of Eurovision 2020 have taken to social media to thank their fans for their support and to share their thoughts at this difficult time.

On the plus side, many have shared their intention to continue to record new music, with a few confirming their participation for Eurovision 2021!

Find all artists listed in alphabetical order by country:

🇦🇱 Albania – Arilena Ara

🇦🇲 Armenia – Athena Manoukian

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My dear all. In life you must know that everything happens for a reason. And in my experience, when something goes wrong or not as scheduled, ALWAYS something better and bigger comes after. That's what I also believe now. Whatever happened, happened ONLY for good. And time will show. I keep that I met amazing, precious and unique people, my team, my Armenian family❤ They worked so hard and they TRULY believed in me. This is the biggest gift. Be patient, NEVER give up and remember that after rain ALWAYS comes the rainbow. In the end our work will be rewarded no matter what. Love you always and thank you for your love and support from the bottom of my heart. Please take care of yourself. The best is yet to come. We'll be back stronger. And never forget : "Trust the timing of your life." Your Athena💎🇦🇲 #StayPositive . . . @mari___official @anushik_nush @davidtserunyan @karo_naghdalyan @arthurmanukyan @manukyan_team @kristinaromanova_av @marinos_rovithakis @iren_danielyan_make_up @imdjpaco @dj.prince.official @nikolyanofficial @rozigreyg @armpublictv @depievratesil @hasmik_nersisyan_girlytrips @depievratesil @eurovision #DavidTserunyan #AnushikTerGhukasyan #MariAvenesyan #ArmenianPublicTelevision #DepiEvratesil #HasmikNersisyan #DJPrince #DJPaco #IrenDanielyan #MarinosRovithakis #KristinaAvagimyan #ArthurManukyan #TeamManukyan #ChainsOnYou #ESC2020 #Eurovision #Rotterdam #TheNetherlands #Armenia 🇦🇲 #Yerevan

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🇦🇺 Australia – Montaigne

🇦🇹 Austria – Vincent Bueno

🇦🇿 Azerbaijan – Efendi

Shortly after sharing this, Samira announced that she will indeed be representing Azerbaijan at the next contest after all! Azeri broadcaster İTV has already invited her back for the 2021 contest.

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently studying a Bachelor of Science in Politics & International Relations at the University of Exeter.

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James Connors
James Connors
3 months ago

It would be good if the Eurovision 2020 CD was released with all proceeds going to various charities across the EBU, to help in the recovery from this awful virus.

3 months ago

Czechia has official short name… use it instead stupid Czech Republic… or use long name for whole countries… f. e. Kingdom of Spain/Republic of Ireland etc

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