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Eurovision This Month: Show news, more 2020 entries & anthem contest

29 February 2020 at 10:00 CET
Eurovision 2020 participants Big 5 + The Netherlands
In the month of February 2020, we revealed details of the opening and interval acts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 live shows and announced dozens of artists and songs for Rotterdam. We also launched a Eurovision anthem contest in which you can win tickets to the Grand Final of this year's Contest.

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.

The show

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.

Teach-In celebrating their 1975 win for the Netherlands at Schiphol Airport Rob Mieremet/Anefo (Nationaal Archief)

READ MORE: Winners’ medley, Edsilia's car rides & breakdancer Redo

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.

NikkieTutorials, online presenter of Eurovision 2020 NPO/AVROTROS/NOS

READ MORE: NikkieTutorials online presenter of Eurovision 2020

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.

Eurovision 2020 press conference moderators Roos Moggré and Andrew Makkinga Ruud Baan (L) | Talent Kitchen/Talent Talks (R)

READ MORE: Roos Moggré and Andrew Makkinga will be the moderators of all Eurovision Song Contest 2020 press conferences

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.

Eurovision 2020 participants Big 5 + The Netherlands

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!

Anthem contest

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.

READ MORE: Eurovision anthem contest for EBU's 70th anniversary

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.

Jahn Teigen performing 'Do Re Mi' in 1983 NRK

READ MORE: Norway's 3-time Eurovision participant Jahn Teigen passes away

Keep an eye on this website and our official channels (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) for more updates as we get closer to Rotterdam!