The EBU has released a press statement on Friday, saying they are exploring the options to showcase an alternative programming, to honour the artists that would have taken part at the late Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
Earlier this week, the sad news was confirmed that Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam cannot take place, due to the coronavirus outbreak in the world. “The EBU is very aware of how much the Eurovision Song Contest will be missed this year. The Contest’s values of universality and inclusivity, and our proud tradition of celebrating diversity through music, are needed more than ever right now,” they state.
“The EBU and its Members are therefore currently exploring alternative programming, but not a competition, to help unite and entertain audiences around Europese during these challenging times. It is our intention in this programming, and on our online platforms in the coming months, to honour the songs and artists which have been chosen for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.”