Eurovision 2020: Getty Kaspers points at Rotterdam as the next suitable Eurovision host city
The Dutch Eurovision 1975 winner , Getty Kaspers (Teach In), sees Rotterdam as the most appropriate city to host the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in The Netherlands. The Dutch artist shared her thoughts on the matter speaking to RTL Boulevard.
Getty Kaspers brought the trophy in Eurovision 1975 to The Netherlands, 44 year ago as the front vocalist of the band Teach In and their entry Ding-a-Dong . The Eurovision star shared her thoughts on the host city bidding race talking to RTL Boulevard
Getty was the singer of Teach In back at the 1975 competition in Stockholm giving the country its 4th victory!
Rotterdam the ideal city to host Eurovision 2020
According to Getty’s statements to RTL the next contest should not take place in Amsterdam but Rotterdam. The 1975 winner bases this opinion on the fact that the country must showcase a different city than Amsterdam. Further on she expressed the opinion that it will be positive for the country to earn some money out of hosting the competition. Although Maastricht is a very nice city , it shouldn’t be the one to host the Eurovision event. Her opinion lays on her fear that Germany will gain the most out of the thousands visitors that won’t be able to settle in the Dutch hotels. Therefore the city of Rotterdam is more appropriate to host the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Statements of support to candidate cities
Kasper’s statement are not the only ones favoring the candidacy of Rotterdam. A few days ago this year’s winner Ducan Laurence didn’t hide his preference for Rotterdam too, while Esther Hart (The Netherlands 2003) goes forward supporting the same city which is her hometown. On the other hand the worldwide know conductor Andre Rieu is promoting his hometown candidacy by supporting openly Maastricht as the next Eurovision host city.
A case for 8 cities after Leeuwarden’s withdrawal
A total of 9 cities initially applied for hosting the next Eurovision Song Contest, but following Leeuwarden’s withdrawal today the number of the candidate cities/regions has dropped to eight .The remaining cities in the race are :
- The Hague
- Den Bosch
The cities have 4 weeks in front of them to prepare their proposal and the candidacy file that will support them. Through their documents they must have answers and solutions to issues that have to do with the location where the event will be hosted, the facilities for the side events, the accommodation , infrastructure and technical issues and transportation means and accessibility as well.
Host city announcement in August
The candidate cities have time up to Wednesday , July 1o to submit their files and proposals. However up to this date any other city or region that is interested in hosting the next Eurovision Song Contest can submit its file-application. All files will be handed to the three Dutch broadcasters that NPO, AVROTROS and NOS in order to review all proposals. The final decision on which city will host the next Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed in August.
Meanwhile the EBU and the three Dutch broadcasters will determine the dates on which the three live shows of the next Eurovision will take place in The Netherlands, after Duncan Laurence’s victory last month in Tel Aviv.