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Eurovision this month: theme artwork, Junior Eurovision winner and more

29 November 2019 at 16:00 CET
Viky Gabor is the winner of Junior Eurovision 2019 Thomas Hanses
Another month has come to an end, and as we gear up for selection season, we look back on what happened earlier in November. This month, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 took place in Poland, Bulgaria announced their artist, 41 countries confirmed their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 and more happened in the world of Eurovision. This is the November 2019 edition of 'Eurovision This Month'.

The Eurovision world is buzzing: announcements are being made and countries have started selecting their participants for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Let's see what happened in November.

Australia announces first Eurovision hopefuls

Eurovision - Australia Decides SBS

Australian broadcaster SBS, in partnership with Blink TV, presented the first 4 artists to compete in their national selection 'Eurovision – Australia Decides' in February 2020. Vanessa Amorosi, Casey Donovan, Mitch and iOTA are the first announced to try to secure their ticket to Rotterdam.

Read more here and here.

41 countries will 'Open Up'

41 country will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 EBU

35 nations will compete in the two Semi-Finals with 10 successful acts from each Semi-Final joining the Big Five (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) and host country the Netherlands in the Grand Final.

Returning after withdrawing for 1 year are Bulgaria and Ukraine, causing the number of public broadcasters to reach 41 for the 2020 Contest in Rotterdam. Montenegro and Hungary will not participate in the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Read more here.

Poland wins the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

After an energy-filled live show with 19 outstanding performances on the Arena Gliwice stage, Viki Gabor from Poland won the 17th Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The annual Contest was organized by the EBU and Polish Host Broadcaster TVP. Poland takes home the title for the second time; it is the first time in the history of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest that a country wins twice in a row.

Kazakhstan's Yerzhan Maxim was the runner up and Spain's Melani Garcia came third.

Read more here.

VICTORIA will represent Bulgaria


After announcing their return to the contest, Bulgaria also announced VICTORIA's participation in the 65th Eurovision Song Contest.

VICTORIA’s distinctive voice and style position her as one of the most promising new music artists from Bulgaria. The Bulgarian entry will be selected internally and will be presented in early March.

Read more here.

SVT announces 28 contenders

All 28 participating acts of 'Melodifestivalen 2020' SVT

Swedish public broadcaster SVT presented the 28 acts that will partake in their annual music competition Melodifestivalen. The winner of Melodifestivalen will win Sweden's ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam and follow in John Lundvik's (2019) footsteps.

4 of the 28 acts are previous Eurovision participants: Victor Crone (Estonia 2019), Robin Bengtsson (Sweden 2017), Anna Bergendahl (Sweden 2010) and Nanne Grönvall (Sweden 1996).

Rotterdam 2020 design revealed!

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 Event Design NPO

Late this month, Rotterdam 2020 team announced the logo, designed by CLEVER°FRANKE, that developed the emblem with the help of proprietary software. The logo is an abstract representation of the flag colours of the 41 countries participating in 2020 in order of their first participation and, as such, celebrates 65 years of Eurovision Song Contest this year.

Stay tuned for more 2020 announcements coming up in December!