Following other broadcasters across Europe, the Ukrainian national broadcaster, has revealed which alternative show of its own ,will be airing, in the place of this year’s cancelled Eurovision show due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

UA:PBC will be broadcasting a series of special shows titled ‘How does Europe sing?  The shows will be presented by Timur Miroshnychenko (ESC 2017 host) during which the viewer will be able to watch the 41 ESC 2020 entries with Ukrainian subtitles and will be given the chance to vote for their favorite ones . Apart from the songs the show will highlight the acts’ biography so that the Ukrainian audience gets to know them better.

Timur Miroshnychenko says:

Millions of Eurovision fans have been waiting for Eurovision as if it was their own birthday. We will see some of this year’s participants compete next year, but with new songs, whilst some countries will elect other representatives. If your favorite artist does not represent your country in 2021, do not worry! We will talk about all the 2020 Eurovision participants on How Does Europe Sing!

The series of shows will begin on May 4 and will unwind over five episodes througout the week. In addition to these shows the Ukrainian broadcaster has already confirmed that it will be airing on May 16  the special show ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’ along with 45 other national broadcasters.

This year the winners of the Ukrainian national final, the group Go_A earned the right to represent the country at Eurovision 2020 with their entry Solovey. Despite this year’s bad luck as the contest was cancelled the group will have the chance to represent Ukraine in next year’s edition with a new song.