Song Contest canceled due to coronavirus, postponed to 2021 | NOW

The Eurovision Song Contest, which would take place in Ahoy in Rotterdam this May, is canceled due to the corona virus. The organization of the Eurovision confirms this on Wednesday Twitter.

“It is with great regret that we announce that we have to cancel the Songfestival in Rotterdam,” the press release read.

The organization has discussed various options in recent weeks to allow the festival to continue.

The measures currently in force in Europe regarding the coronavirus have meant that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has had to make “the difficult decision” not to perform a live show this year.

AVROTROS remains behind Jeangu Macrooy entry

The EBU remains in discussion with the NPO, NOS, AVROTROS and the municipality of Rotterdam about the possibility of organizing the festival in Rotterdam after all in 2021. “We would like to pay tribute to the organization team in the Netherlands and all the others who have worked so hard to plan this event.”

We are currently looking into whether people who have bought a ticket will get their money back, or whether their ticket will remain valid for the show in 2021. When news comes up, ticket holders will be notified via the email address they used to make their purchase to do.

Jeangu Macrooy would participate in the song contest with the song on behalf of the Netherlands Grow. Although it is still unclear what will happen to the chosen artists and songs of the 41 countries, AVROTROS has already confirmed that it will also work with Macrooy in 2021.

“AVROTROS remains behind our Dutch entry and would like to continue the collaboration with Jeangu in 2021 with new energy and passion,” said a spokesperson.

The Eurovision Song Contest came to our country thanks to the victory of Duncan Laurence last year in Tel Aviv, where he achieved the highest score with Arcade. The semi-finals of the competition were scheduled for May 12-14, with the final scheduled for May 16.

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