Eurovision Song Contest 2020 Cancelled Due To Coronavirus
The 2020 Eurovision Tune Contest has been cancelled.
Organizers confirmed the information that the 65th annual version, which was as a consequence of happen on Could 16 in Rotterdam, has been referred to as off as a result of coronavirus outbreak.
“Over the previous few weeks, now we have explored many different choices to permit the Eurovision Tune Contest to go forward,” a press release learn.
“Nonetheless the uncertainty created by the unfold of COVID-19 all through Europe – and the restrictions put in place by the governments of the taking part broadcasters and the Dutch authorities – means the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has taken the troublesome choice to not proceed with the dwell occasion as deliberate. The well being of artists, workers, followers and guests, in addition to the scenario within the Netherlands, Europe and the world, is on the coronary heart of this choice.”
The occasion sees nations from Europe (and a few additional afield together with Australia) submit one music entry per nation, which is then carried out dwell and voted on by every particular person nation to pick out the general winner. It has been operating since 1956 and that is the primary time in that 64-year historical past that it has been cancelled.
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The 2019 Eurovision was considered by 182 million folks throughout 40 markets.
Final yr’s version was received by Dutch singer Duncan Laurence. Eire holds the data for many wins with seven.