Breaking News: Eurovision Song Contest 2020 officially cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak!
Hertbreaking news for the Eurovision fans around the globe! Following the cancellation of big artistic and athletic events due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Eurovision Song Contest , the biggest music song contest globally is officially cancelled!
The EBU announced a couple minutes before the following statement on the event’s cancellation:
It is with deep regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.
Over the past few weeks we have explored many alternative options to allow the Eurovision Song Contest to go ahead.
However the uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19 throughout Europe – and the restrictions put in place by the governments of the participating broadcasters and the Dutch authorities – means the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has taken the difficult decision that it is impossible to continue with the live event as planned.
We are very proud that the Eurovision Song Contest has united audiences every year, without interruption, for the past 64 years and we, like the millions of fans around the world, are extremely saddened that it cannot take place in May.
The EBU, NPO, NOS, AVROTROS and the City of Rotterdam will continue a conversation regarding the hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021.
We would ask people to bear with us while we work through the ramifications of this unprecedented decision and patiently await any further news in the coming days and weeks.
We would like to pay tribute to all the host broadcaster team in the Netherlands and our 41 Members who have worked so hard on planning this year’s event.
We are all as heartbroken as they are that the Eurovision Song Contest will not be able to be staged in May and know that the whole Eurovision family, across the world, will continue to provide love and support for each other at this difficult time.
As the coronavirus outbreak has brought drastic measures and restrictions upon all European countries in order to combat the spread of the virus the EBU alongside with the Dutch broadcasters, NPO,NOS and AVROTROS after assessing the latest situation and the RIVM guidelines adjusted to the latest developements concluded in the specific heartbreaking decision.