We announced 2 special shows that will air on the same dates as the Eurovision 2020 Semi-Finals! The Eurovision Song Celebration 2020 will premiere worldwide on our YouTube channel on Tuesday 12 and Thursday 14 May at 21:00 CEST. These shows will complement the EBU and its Dutch members, NPO, NOS and AVROTROS' show, Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light, that will air on the usual Grand Final date of 16 May.
On the same dates of this year’s Semi-Finals, the two-part Eurovision Song Celebration 2020 will recognize all 41 participants and their songs in a non-competitive format. To add to the excitement, all the songs will be played out in the official Semi-Final running orders decided by this year’s producers.
What to expect of the shows
On Tuesday 12 May, the EBU will spotlight the songs that would have been shown in the first Semi-Final, including host country the Netherlands and 2 of the Big 5 countries: Germany and Italy. During the show, the viewers can expect exciting interval entertainment.
The second online show, which will be broadcast on Thursday 14 May, will feature the songs chosen for the second Semi-Final and will include the rest of the Big 5 countries: France, Spain and the United Kingdom. Here, the interval acts will shine again!
YouTube Creators from all over Europe will react to the songs and will be included in both shows.
Get ready for Fan Recaps
To pay tribute to the loyalty of the Eurovision fan base, the Eurovision Song Celebration shows will include the first-ever Fan Recaps. Instead of the classic recap of the participating songs, we'll watch fans sing, dance and party along to the songs of 2020.
In true celebration of the event, fans rallied behind their favourite artists, creating all-out Eurovision parties from home! Donning their best Eurovision 2020 outfits, fans recorded themselves dancing to 20-second snippets of Eurovision 2020 songs which will be used in the show.
Where to watch?
The Eurovision Song Celebration 2020 will premiere worldwide on the official YouTube channel on Tuesday 12 and Thursday 14 May at 21:00 CEST.