Eurovision Song Contest 2020

cancelled 2020 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was a cancelled singing competition that was to be held in The Netherlands, after Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song ”Arcade”.



On 18 March 2020, it was announced that the contest would be cancelled due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic in Europe.[1] It's the first in the history of the contest to be cancelled.[2]

After the show was cancelled, the European Broadcasting Union organised a replacement show called Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, to show the selected entries in place of the Grand Final on 16 May. Rotterdam remained as the host city of the next year's contest.[2]

Planned contestants

Country Broadcaster Artist Song Language
  Albania RTSH Arilena Ara "Fall from the Sky" English
  Armenia AMPTV Athena Manoukian "Chains on You" English
  Australia SBS Montaigne "Don't Break Me" English
  Austria ORF Vincent Bueno "Alive" English
  Azerbaijan İTV Efendi "Cleopatra" English
  Belarus BTRC VAL "Da vidna" (Да відна) Belarusian
  Belgium VRT Hooverphonic "Release Me" English
  Bulgaria BNT Victoria "Tears Getting Sober" English
  Croatia HRT Damir Kedžo "Divlji vjetre" Croatian
  Cyprus CyBC Sandro "Running" English
  Czech Republic ČT Benny Cristo "Kemama" English
  Denmark DR Ben and Tan "Yes" English
  Estonia ERR Uku Suviste "What Love Is" English
  Finland Yle Aksel "Looking Back" English
  France France Télévisions Tom Leeb "Mon alliée (The Best in Me)" French, English
  Georgia GPB Tornike Kipiani "Take Me as I Am" English
  Germany NDR Ben Dolic "Violent Thing" English
  Greece ERT Stefania "Supergirl" English
  Iceland RÚV Daði og Gagnamagnið "Think About Things" English
  Ireland RTÉ Lesley Roy "Story of My Life" English
  Israel IPBC Eden Alene "Feker Libi" (ፍቅር ልቤ) English, Amharic
  Italy RAI Diodato "Fai rumore" Italian
  Latvia LTV Samanta Tīna "Still Breathing" English
  Lithuania LRT The Roop "On Fire" English
  Malta PBS Destiny "All of My Love" English
  Moldova TRM Natalia Gordienko "Prison" English
  Netherlands AVROTROS Jeangu Macrooy "Grow" English
  North Macedonia MRT Vasil "You" English
  Norway NRK Ulrikke "Attention" English
  Poland TVP Alicja "Empires" English
  Portugal RTP Elisa "Medo de sentir" Portuguese
  Romania TVR Roxen "Alcohol You" English
  Russia C1R Little Big "Uno" English, Spanish
  San Marino SMRTV Senhit "Freaky!" English
  Serbia RTS Hurricane "Hasta la vista" Serbian
  Slovenia RTVSLO Ana Soklič "Voda" Slovene
  Spain RTVE Blas Cantó "Universo" Spanish
  Sweden SVT The Mamas "Move" English
   Switzerland SRG SSR Gjon's Tears "Répondez-moi" French
  Ukraine UA:PBC Go_A "Solovey" (Соловей) Ukrainian
  United Kingdom BBC James Newman "My Last Breath" English

Due to the rules of the Contest, the entries from the cancelled 2020 Contest were not allowed to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. However, many of the original artists returned with new songs while others were replaced.


  1. "Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam is cancelled". 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Official EBU statement & FAQ on Eurovision 2020 cancellation". 18 March 2020. Archived from the original on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.

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