Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light

replacement programme for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light was a live television programme, created by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). It replaced the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, which was going to be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light
Dates
Final date 16 May 2020
Host
Venue Studio 21, Hilversum, Netherlands
Presenter(s)
Executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand
Host broadcaster

The show was shown live from Hilversum, Netherlands on 16 May 2020 and lasted for two hours.[1][2] It was hosted by Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit, who had been chosen to present the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 before its cancellation.[3]

Format change

 
Chantal Janzen, Jan Smit and Edsilia Rombley, the presenters of the programme

During the programme, all 41 songs that had been chosen to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 were show but no one could vote. Participants from the past were invited to make an appearance. Together, the artists performed "Love Shine a Light" from their home countries.[4] Videos of Eurovision fans singing along to "What's Another Year" by Johnny Logan, which won the Eurovision Song Contest 1980 in The Hague, were shown as well.[5]

Venue change

Hilversum was the host city and Studio 21 in Media Park was the venue of the show.[1] It was the second time Hilversum hosted a Eurovision event, having previously hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 1958.[6]

Presenters change

The show was hosted by three presenters: Actress and television host Chantal Janzen, singer and commentator for the contest Jan Smit, and singer Edsilia Rombley, who represented the Netherlands in the 1998 and 2007 contests. They would have been the three hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

Performances change

The show featured performances from the following Eurovision artists:[7]

Order Country Artist Song
01   Ireland Johnny Logan "What's Another Year"
02   Sweden Måns Zelmerlöw "Heroes"
03   Israel Gali Atari (of Milk and Honey) "Hallelujah"
  Netherlands Past Junior Songfestival finalists
04   Italy Diodato "Nel blu, dipinto di blu"
05   Serbia Marija Šerifović "Molitva"
06   Netherlands Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra "Love Shine a Light"
(musical score)
07   Germany Michael Schulte "Ein bißchen Frieden"
  Netherlands Ilse DeLange (of The Common Linnets)
08   Israel Netta "Cuckoo"
09   Netherlands Duncan Laurence "Someone Else"
10 All countries
(except   Belgium)
The Artists of Eurovision 2020 (except Hooverphonic) "Love Shine a Light"
Katrina Leskanich

Song showcase change

The show also showcased the artists and songs that would've been performed at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, by showing short videos of the songs' music videos or stage performances, along with video messages from the artists themselves.

Order Country Artist Song Language(s)
First fifth
01   Israel Eden Alene "Feker libi" (ፍቅር ልቤ) English, Amharic, Hebrew, Arabic
02   Norway Ulrikke "Attention" English
03   Russia Little Big "Uno" English, Spanish
04   Georgia Tornike Kipiani "Take Me as I Am" English
05   France Tom Leeb "Mon alliée (The Best in Me)" French, English
06   Azerbaijan Efendi "Cleopatra" English
07   Portugal Elisa "Medo de sentir" Portuguese
08   Lithuania The Roop "On Fire" English
09   Sweden The Mamas "Move" English
Second fifth
01   Latvia Samanta Tīna "Still Breathing" English
02   Belgium Hooverphonic "Release Me" English
03   United Kingdom James Newman "My Last Breath" English
04   Belarus VAL "Da vidna" (Да відна) Belarusian
05   Finland Aksel "Looking Back" English
06   North Macedonia Vasil "You" English
07    Switzerland Gjon's Tears "Répondez-moi" French
08   Serbia Hurricane "Hasta la vista" Serbian
Third fifth
01   Spain Blas Cantó "Universo" Spanish
02   Albania Arilena Ara "Fall from the Sky" English
03   Ireland Lesley Roy "Story of My Life" English
04   Slovenia Ana Soklič "Voda" Slovene
05   Austria Vincent Bueno "Alive" English
06   Bulgaria Victoria "Tears Getting Sober" English
07   San Marino Senhit "Freaky!" English
08   Iceland Daði og Gagnamagnið "Think About Things" English
Fourth fifth
01   Greece Stefania "Supergirl" English
02   Czech Republic Benny Cristo "Kemama" English
03   Poland Alicja "Empires" English
04   Moldova Natalia Gordienko "Prison" English
05   Cyprus Sandro "Running" English
06   Romania Roxen "Alcohol You" English
07   Croatia Damir Kedžo "Divlji vjetre" Croatian
08   Germany Ben Dolic "Violent Thing" English
Final fifth
01   Malta Destiny "All of My Love" English
02   Estonia Uku Suviste "What Love Is" English
03   Australia Montaigne "Don't Break Me" English
04   Ukraine Go_A "Solovey" (Соловей) Ukrainian
05   Denmark Ben & Tan "Yes" English
06   Italy Diodato "Fai rumore" Italian
07   Armenia Athena Manoukian "Chains on You" English
08   Netherlands Jeangu Macrooy "Grow" English

Appearances change

Broadcasters and commentators change

The countries below broadcasted the live show:

Country Broadcaster Channel(s) Commentator(s) Ref.
  Albania RTSH RTSH 1, RTSH Muzikë Andri Xhahu [8][9]
  Armenia AMPTV (1TV) David Tserunyan and Emma Hakobyan [9][10]
  Australia SBS SBS Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst [9]
  Austria ORF ORF 1 Andi Knoll
  Azerbaijan İctimai Television (İTV) Murad Arif [10]
  Belarus BTRC Belarus 1 Evgeny Perlin [11][12]
  Belgium RTBF La Une French: Jean-Louis Lahaye and Maureen Louys [13]
VRT Eén Dutch: Peter Van de Veire [14]
  Bulgaria BNT BNT 1, BNT 4 Elena Rosberg and Petko Kralev [9]
  Croatia HRT HRT 1 Duško Čurlić
  Cyprus CyBC RIK 1, RIK Sat Andreas Iakovidis [15]
  Czech Republic ČT ČT art Jan Maxián [16][17]
  Denmark DR DR1 Ole Tøpholm [18]
  Estonia ERR ETV Estonian: Marko Reikop [19][20]
ETV+ Russian: Yuliya Kalenda and Aleksandr Khobotov
  Finland Yle Yle TV2 Finnish: Mikko Silvennoinen and Krista Siegfrids
Swedish: Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos
[21]
  France France Télévisions France 2 Stéphane Bern [22][23]
  Georgia GPB 1TV Demetre Ergemlidze [10]
  Germany ARD/NDR Das Erste Michael Schulte and Peter Urban [24][25]
  Greece ERT ERT1 Maria Kozakou [26][27]
  Iceland RÚV RÚV 1 Felix Bergsson [10]
  Ireland RTÉ RTÉ One Marty Whelan
  Israel IPBC (Kan) Kan 11 [unknown] [28]
  Italy RAI Rai 1 Flavio Insinna and Federico Russo [29][30]
Rai 4, Rai Radio 2 Gino Castaldo and Ema Stokholma
  Latvia LTV LTV1 Toms Grēviņš [31]
  Lithuania LRT LRT televizija Ramūnas Zilnys [32]
  Malta PBS TVM [unknown] [10]
  Moldova TRM Moldova 1 Daniela Crudu
  Netherlands AVROTROS NPO 1 Cornald Maas [33]
  North Macedonia MRT MRT 1 Aleksandra Jovanovska [34]
  Norway NRK NRK1 No commentary [9]
  Poland TVP TVP1, TVP Polonia Artur Orzech [35][36]
  Portugal RTP RTP1, RTPi Nuno Galopim [37]
  Romania TVR TVR1, TVRi Bogdan Stănescu [38]
  Russia Channel One (C1R) Yuriy Aksyuta and Yana Churikova [10][39]
  San Marino SMRTV San Marino RTV Flavio Insinna and Federico Russo [40]
  Serbia RTS RTS1, RTS Svet Duška Vučinić [41]
  Slovenia RTVSLO TV Slovenija 1 Andrej Hofer [42]
  Spain RTVE La 1, TVEi Tony Aguilar and Eva Mora [43][44]
  Sweden SVT SVT1 No commentary [45]
   Switzerland SRG SSR RSI La 2 Italian: Clarissa Tami and Sebalter [46][47]
RTS 1 French: Yoann Provenzano and Jean-Marc Richard
SRF 1 German: Sven Epiney [48]
  Ukraine STB Timur Miroshnychenko [49]
UA:PBC UA:First [50][51]
UA:Radio Promin Oleksandra Franko and Les Myrnyi [52][53]
  United Kingdom BBC BBC One Graham Norton [54]
Non-participating countries
  Bosnia-Herzegovina BHRT BHT 1 Maja Miralem [10]
  Kazakhstan Khabar Agency Khabar TV Nursultan Qurman and Mahabbat Esen
  Kosovo RTK RTK 1 [unknown]
  Montenegro RTCG RTCG 1, Radio 98 [unknown]

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