TAKE IT AWAY!
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 got cancelled because of the spread of the coronavirus. Luckily, the EBU did come up with an alternative show to give this years artists a platform to showcase their songs: “Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light”.
Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest until 2020 has made clear that an alternative program will not be needed for next year as the EBU will be prepared better for the coronavirus and will do everything to produce the Eurovision Song Contest.
Jon Ola Sand gave an exclusive interview to NRK, the Norwegian national broadcaster, stating:
“This was the first time since 1956 that we had to cancel the ESC. We are working very hard to make sure to travel to the ESC next year.”
Many fans were worried that next years competition might get cancelled as well as the Dutch government announced that no large events will be held until a vaccine is found.
However, Jon Ola Sand stated that they are working on the governments restrictions:
“We are taking aware of the restrictions of the governments regarding COVID-19. Both preparation and implementation must be done in accordance with these rules that apply throughout autumn and perhaps into the spring half of 2021. But we are much more prepared now than in March this year.”
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