EBU plans to air ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’ on 16th of May

Following the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, the EBU and its Dutch Members NPO, NOS and AVROTROS are excited to confirm they are producing a new show. ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’, will air in place of the Grand Final on Saturday 16 May at 21:00 CEST.

Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light will honour all 41 entries submitted for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. It will also provide plenty of surprises for fans and viewers at home. The Dutch Eurovision presenters Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley (Eurovision 1998 and 2007) and Jan Smit will host the show.

The show also intends to bring together the 2020’s artists, from their locations across Europe. They will perform a past Eurovision hit, with unifying lyrics appropriate for the current situation we find ourselves in.

Well-known Eurovision artists from recent years will also sing familiar songs from the past, in iconic European locations.

The live show will last approximately 2 hours. More details about the line-up and a list of broadcasters that will air it will be revealed in the weeks to come.