Today, Eurovision.tv announced two more shows to fill the gaps left after the cancellation of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. “Eurovision Song Celebration” will be held on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th May, in place of the two semi-final shows. Both shows will be broadcast at 21:00 CEST.
The shows will not only celebrate the 41 entries that were selected to take part in the 2020 contest, but they will also reveal the official semi-final running orders as determined by the contest producers. The addition of these two shows means that Eurovision fans will still have a full week of Eurovision programming to enjoy!
Surprises in store!
Like “Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light”, which will air on Saturday 16th May, the shows will be run in a non-competitive format. However, Eurovision.tv have said that “you can still expect many surprises along the way”.
The first show, which will be held on 12th May, will feature the entries of the 17 countries that would have taken part in the first semi-final. Alongside these entries, the host entry from the Netherlands as well as the German and Italian entries will be heard on the first night.
Similarly the second show, which will be shown on 14th May, will feature the remaining 18 entries which would have taken part in semi-final two, along with the entries from France, Spain and the United Kingdom.
During both shows, the entries will be played in the producer-determined running order, as usual. “Eurovision Song Celebration” will premiere both nights on the Eurovision YouTube channel at 21:00 CEST.
Get involved in the shows!
To involve the fans in the show, Eurovision.tv have announced the Fan Recaps, which will be played in both shows. These will be in place of the traditional entry recaps, usually showed after all acts have performed during the voting window.
As you “gather your supplies, don your best Eurovision 2020 outfit and prepare the room”, you’ll be able to send in videos of yourself dancing to snippets of your favourite entries from 2020. All videos must be sent to [email protected] by Tuesday 5th May.
Will you be watching the Eurovision Song Celebration shows? Are you happy that you’ll still be able to have a full week of Eurovision?
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