The EBU and the Dutch Eurovision 2020 host broadcasters are aiming to make the best out of this year’s unusual Eurovision season, after the heartbreaking cancellation of Eurovision 2020. Two more shows titled “Eurovision Song Celebration 2020” will be aired on the official Youtube channel, on Tuesday 12 and Thursday 14 May at 21:00 CEST targeting to convey the excitement an Eurovision week should have. 

In addition to the special show ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’ the EBU will be broadcasting on the official ESC Youtube channel two more special shows that will be replacing the two semi final shows on Tuesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 14. All the songs will be played out in the official Semi-Final running orders decided by this year’s producers.

On Tuesday 12 May, the EBU will spotlight the songs that would have been shown in the first Semi-Final including host country the Netherlands and 2 of the Big 5 countries: Germany and Italy. The second online show, broadcast on Thursday 14 May, will feature the songs chosen for the second Semi-Final and will include the rest of the Big 5 countries: France, Spain and the United Kingdom.

FANS INVITED TO TAKE PART

In order to honor the devoted Eurovision fan community, the Eurovision Song Celebration shows will include the first-ever Fan Recaps . Instead of the classic recap of the participating songs, EBU is  inviting the fans to sing, dance, jump and party along with Eurovision songs of 2020.

Fans start preparing yourselves ! Fans are dared to find a proper outfit, set up a room and the background  and fill in the scene with all the flags and props that will showcase their own Eurovision party feeling by recording themselves dancing to 20-second snippets of all – or a selection – of your favourite acts. The snippets can be found in this recap video here:

The deadline to send in the videos expires on May 5. The submitted videos should meet some technical conditions in order to be taken in account. These are the following elements:

  • Use the device in 16:9, horizontal/landscape
  • Record in 1920×1080 HD
  • Use the latest device you have, when possible, with a tripod or on a steady base
  • Submit the files in MP4 or MOV format (your device should do this automatically)
  • Ensure you are well lit by a window or a light near your device
  • Include your name, country, age(s), email address and phone number

Send the file in the highest resolution via WeTransfer to competition@eurovision.tv (alternatively via Google Drive, OneDrive, Myairbridge.com or Dropbox)