Organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest are taking a look at “alternative programming” choices to showcase this 12 months’s entries in a capability past the reside competitors.

However, it seems the 2020 tune entries might now reside on in a barely completely different format.

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Crowds watching the second Semi Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria. Credit: Nigel Treblin/WireImage

Posted on the official Eurovision website in addition to its social media channels immediately (March 20), a brand new assertion reads: “The EBU is very aware of how much the Eurovision Song Contest will be missed this year. The Contest’s values of universality and inclusivity, and our proud tradition of celebrating diversity through music, are needed now more than ever.

“As such, the EBU and its Members are currently exploring alternative programming, but not a competition, to help unite and entertain audiences around Europe during these challenging times.” See the total submit beneath.

The assertion continues: “It is our intention with this programming, and on our online platforms in the coming months, to honour the songs and artists which have been chosen for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.”


The information implies that this 12 months’s songs won’t be eligible to compete when Eurovision returns in 2021.

In the same transfer earlier this week (March 18), the BBC announced plans to broadcast “a celebration of Glastonbury” this summer following the affirmation that the 2020 festival will no longer take place.

“We, along with the Eavis family, are saddened that understandably, the Glastonbury Festival can’t take place,” a press release from the BBC press workplace reads.

“We are already looking forward to next year’s festival at Worthy Farm and will now look at providing our audiences with a celebration of Glastonbury in June.”