Happy new year, everyone! 2020 kicked off a couple of hours ago and we hope you had an amazing start of the new year. It is now 136 days to the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 Grand Final and, as we look forward, we want to update you on everything in the Eurovision world.
With only 136 days until the Grand Final, a lot is happening inside the Eurovision bubble. The stage design has been announced in 2019, just like the slogan, the venue and the first participants. National Selection season almost in full swing, so keep an eye on the site for more participant updates as they happen!
7 participants have been announced so far:
Tornike Kipiani wins Georgia's national selection
Arilena Ara will fly to Rotterdam to represent Albania
Austria will be represented by Vincent Bueno
Hooverphonic will represent Belgium
Bulgaria will fly VICTORIA to Rotterdam
Sandro was chosen by Cyprus to represent the country
Spain will be represented by Blas Cantó
January, February and early March will be full of national selections and announcements of artists and songs. Make sure to check out our National Selection Calendar to stay up-to-date on what is happening when.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be hosted by Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit. Chantal Janzen is a famous actress and presenter, Edsilia Rombley a presenter, singer and two-time Eurovision participant, and Jan Smit is a successful singer, presenter and Eurovision commentator for the Netherlands.
Read more about them here.
Did you miss out on the 1st wave of ticket sales in December? No need to worry, the 2nd wave takes place on 30 January at 12:00 CET and a 3rd wave is to follow mid-March.
Read all about the ticket sales here.
Semi-Final Allocation Draw
At the end of January, the annual Semi-Final Allocation Draw will take place. This determines which country takes part in which of the 2 Semi-Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Details about the location will follow soon. You can read more about the event here.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020's official EuroClub will be located in the Maassilo in Rotterdam. The EuroClub is the official party venue for accredited Eurovision Song Contest delegates, press and fans. It is the place to have fun and unwind after a long working day.
Note that EuroClub access is restricted to accreditated individuals only, in categories D, P and F and is not open to the public. It is obligatory to carry your accreditation badge when visiting the EuroClub.
However, if you don't have accreditation, you can still join in on the fun! Make sure to check out EuroVillage.
The Eurovision Village is the central Eurovision Song Contest hub in the contest's Host City, open to the public. It is the official fan zone of the Eurovision Song Contest, access is free of charge and offers fans the opportunity to see their favourite acts perform live ahead of the Contest.
More information about the specific location for EuroVillage and its opening hours will follow soon.
Eurovision.tv and the social channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) are the places to be to stay up-to-date on all 2020 participants and what will happen in Rotterdam regarding the Eurovision Song Contest.