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Eurovision Song Contest postponed to next year

Eurovision Song Contest postponed to next year

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS have confirmed that the two Semi-Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will take place on 18 May and 20 May and the Grand Final on 22 May, 2021 in Rotterdam at the Ahoy Arena. The Dutch city was due to host the Contest this year before the event was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Europe Shine a Light

The Host City for the 65th Eurovision Song Contest was announced during Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, which was broadcast by EBU Members and Associates in over 40 countries in place of this year’s Grand Final on 16 May 2020.

4 different scenarios

Due to the impact of the coronavirus, the 2020 Contest was cancelled. Thankfully, the Eurovision Song Contest will definitely return in 2021 and on 22 May a new winner will be crowned! In order to be able to make that promise, the EBU and Dutch Host Broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS have been working on 4 basic scenarios for hosting the competition.

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