Ireland: RTE unveils its alternative Eurovision 2020 program inviting the fans to take part

Ireland: RTE unveils its alternative Eurovision 2020 program inviting the fans to take part

The Irish national broadcaster has revealed its decision to broadcast a special Eurovision show titled “Marty’s Magic Eurovision Momements”.

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 Irish national broadcaster, RTE, is preparing the  special show “Marty’s Magic Eurovision Momements”.

RTE’ special show will be hosted by the channel’s Eurovision commentator,  Marty Whelan  and will feature Marty’s picks of his favorites moments in the competition and but invites the fans to gather their best  moments of the contest in the years through. Through RTE 1’s official facebook account Marty invites the fans to pick their favorite Eurovision moments and share them by sending to . 

The Eurovision commentator mentions some for himself Johnny Logan (Ireland 1980 and 1987), Dana (Ireland 1970),  Austria 2015, Verka (Ukraine 2007), Finn Kalvik (Norway 1981), Dustin (Ireland 2008), Poland 2014

Marty says:

We want to include as many of yours as we can. I hope you’ll send in some of your memories, if you can remember them.

Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light

The Irish broadcaster has already confirmed that will broadcast the special Eurovision show ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’ that will be replacing this year’s cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic Eurovision Song Contest. RTE will air on May 16, at 21:00 CEST the show that will honor this year’s 41 competing entries that didn’t have the chance to complete their Eurovision 2020 journey and will feature a row of pasts Eurovision past participants.

Angelo D.

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