Announcement: Eurostream 2020

We are thrilled to announce that we have have partnered with several websites and outlets to work together on Eurostream 2020!

Eurostream 2020 Press Release

Online Eurovision Song Contest 2020, ‘Eurostream’, to be held on May 5, 7 & 9

Following the cancellation of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, several major Eurovision websites have joined forces to organize the first-ever 100% online edition of the Contest.

Under the joint name Eurostream 2020, three scheduled live shows will be broadcast online for viewers around the world.

Eurostream 2020 Format

Prior to the live shows, draws will be held to determine the running order for the two Semi-Finals. These will take place on April 21 and 28, respectively, and will be broadcast online. The same countries that were supposed to participate in the Semi-Finals of Eurovision 2020 will take part in the Semi-Finals of Eurostream 2020.

The Semi-Finals will take place on Tuesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 7. Ten countries from each broadcast will advance to the Grand Final based on online public voting (50%) and the votes of national juries consisting of music professionals (50%). Just like at Eurovision, the qualifiers will be announced in a random order, with detailed results to be released following the Final.

The Grand Final will take place on Saturday, May 9. The 20 qualifiers from the Semi-Finals will join the countries of the Big 5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom) and the 2020 host country, The Netherlands, which have already pre-qualified for the Grand Final. The same voting system will be applied to compile the results for the Grand Final of Eurostream 2020.

There will be no live performances from the artists during the live shows of Eurostream 2020. Instead, snippets of the official preview videos will be shown. Editors from several Eurovision websites will be joining via live stream to comment on the songs and their chances. You can expect several surprises during the three scheduled live shows.

Eurostream 2020 Broadcast Schedule (subject to change):

  • Running Order Draw Semi-Final 1: Tuesday, April 21 (20:00 CET / 2pm Eastern)
  • Running Order Draw Semi-Final 2: Tuesday, April 28 (20:00 CET / 2pm Eastern)
  • Semi-Final 1: Tuesday, May 5  (21:00 CET / 3pm Eastern)
  • Semi-Final 2: Thursday, May 7 (21:00 CET / 3pm Eastern)
  • Grand Final: Saturday, May 9 (21:00 CET / 3pm Eastern)

Eurostream 2020 partners:

Eurostream 2020 Contact Information

Eurostream 2020 can be found on Facebook and Twitter, where the latest information about the upcoming event will be shared. For answers on more practical questions regarding the project, broadcasts and voting, we kindly redirect you to the joint website, eurostream2020.com.

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