Eurovision This Month: Show news, more 2020 entries & anthem contest29 February 2020 at 10:00 CET
As we get closer and closer to Rotterdam, the core team in the Netherlands is revealing the content of the live shows bit by bit and public broadcasters all over Europe are in national selection mode.
Opening & interval acts
7 former winners will sing their Eurovision evergreens during an unforgettable medley, Edsilia Rombley (who represented the Netherlands in 1998 and 2007) will be Eurovision's favourite taxi driver, driving around the streets of Rotterdam together with 4 past Eurovision winners. It was also announced that internationally renowned breakdancer and motivational speaker Redo (Redouan Aiit Chit) will open the 2nd Semi-Final with a spectacular performance.
Online presenter NikkieTutorials
The Netherlands' most famous internet star, makeup artist NikkieTutorials (Nikkie de Jager), will report on the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam via our online channels. She will also record a special backstage YouTube series with the participating artists, report from the red carpet during the Opening Ceremony and will be seen at all 3 live shows.
Press conference moderators
Roos Moggré and Andrew Makkinga will be the moderators of all Eurovision Song Contest 2020 press conferences. During the event weeks, from 2 until 17 May, Roos and Andrew will moderate 87 press conferences that will take place at the press centre in Rotterdam Ahoy.
Participants & songs
Big 5 + The Netherlands
With this month's addition of Ben Dolic, Diodato and James Newman, all Big 5 countries and this year's Host Country The Netherlands have now announced their participants for Rotterdam. Jeangu's song is yet to be announced, the premiere is scheduled for Wednesday 4 March.
Other participating countries
Dozens of artists and songs have been announced yet, but there are many more to come in the coming hours and days. Go to our participants page to see all the announced acts!
This year is the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) 70th anniversary - the organizers behind the Eurovision Song Contest. To mark the occasion, they’re searching for inspired interpretations of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Te Deum, a captivating piece of music composed in the 17th century which is also used as the Eurovision anthem.
Rest in peace, Jahn Teigen
Norwegian singer and legend Jahn Teigen has died in Sweden, at age 70. Jahn famously participated in Melodi Grand Prix, Norwegian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, no less than 16 times, according to public broadcaster NRK. He went on to win the competition 4 times and represented Norway 3 times at the Eurovision Song Contest; in 1978, 1982 and 1983.