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
🇦🇺 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.