Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen is this year’s Head of Contest. He oversees the recording process for the back-up tapes. “It was a requirement this year, because the EBU absolutely wanted to guarantee that Eurovision would take place.”
Van de Nieuwenhuijzen was present for all back-up recordings. “We checked if they followed all the rules. I can 100% guarantee that this was the case. However, I hope we do not need to use the tapes.”
Australia will for sure use its back-up video, because Montaigne cannot travel to Ahoy. “We did everything in our power to include Australia’s performance into the show as well as possible.”
Back-up videos are 100% secure, says EBU
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