Germany: The national broadcaster unveils its alternative Eurovision 2020 program

Germany: The national broadcaster unveils its alternative Eurovision 2020 program

The German national broadcaster, ARD, has revealed its plans for an alternative Eurovision program replacing the cancelled Eurovision 2020 shows. 

After the EBU canceled this year’s Eurovision on March 18, which would have  taken place in Rotterdam on May 12, 14 and 16, several radio broadcasters have decided to do broadcast alternative Eurovision programs – in addition to the non-competition show Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light on May 16 . Among them the German national broadcaster, ARD, has revealed it own plans that are set to hit our screens in May.

The German national broadcaster will be airing the special program  World Wide Wohnzimmer”, which will consist of two shows. During the first show which will be aired on May 9, and will work as a semi final show, the 41 competing entries of ESC 2020 will be presented in oreder for the viewers and a jury to determine the top 10 that will qualify in the German atlernative final, scheduled for May 16. The show will be hosted by Dennis and Benni Wolter.

The final show will feature live performances by some finalists along with this year’s German Eurovision 2020 act, Ben Dolic, who will present his ESC 2020 entry “Violent Thing” as he would have performed it on Rotterdam’s Ahoy stage. During this alternative final , which will be presented to us by Barbara Schöneberger, the winner of the alternative final will be announced.


The German broadcaster has confirmed that it will be broadcasting, along with 45 other broadcasters, the special show that will be replacing this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, “Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light” , prepared by the three Dutch Eurovision 2020 host broadcasters, aiming to honor this year’s selected Eurovision 2020 contestants that were deprived the chance to perform in Rotterdam.

Angelo D.

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