Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Rotterdam, the Netherlands will host Eurovision 2020

The Netherlands won the right to host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020 following the win of Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” in Tel Aviv, Israel. Rotterdam Ahoy will welcome guests from around the world for the event. The semi-finals will take place Tuesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 14. The Grand Final of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest will be held Saturday, May 16.

Participating Countries

Participants will select their entries via several different methods:

  • Internal Selection: The broadcaster selects the act and the song.
  • National Final: The broadcaster will hold a one-off competition to determine their act and song.
  • Festival: The broadcaster holds a slightly longer competition, usually with one or two semi-finals and a grand final. Sometimes the competition will take place over the course of a week (Italy’s Sanremo or Albania’s Festivali i Këngës) or over a couple of weekends (Portugal’s Festival da Cancão or Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin).
  • Selection Series: The broadcaster holds a long-form competition to determine their artist and song, usually with multiple rounds of winnowing down options.
  • Hybrid: A broadcaster may use one method to determine their artist and another method to select their song.

 

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 Participants

CountryArtist
Albania
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
BelgiumHooverphonic
BulgariaVICTORIA
Croatia
CyprusSandro Nicolas
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Malta
Moldova
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovenia
SpainBlas Cantó
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
These are the countries that will participate in the 65th Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in May 2020. The Netherlands and the Big 5—France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom—will automatically qualify for the Grand Final. The remaining countries will be allocated to semi-finals on January 28, 2020. (Last update: December 10, 2019)