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The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be the 65th annual event and will be held in the Netherlands thanks to Duncan Laurence's win in Tel Aviv the previous year. This will be the country's first hosting since 1980, and the first for current broadcaster AVROTROS, which will co-organize the event alongside NPO and NOS.

Several cities have already expressed interest in hosting the event. Among them are previous host cities Amsterdam (host in 1970) and The Hague (host in 1976 and 1980), plus Arnhem, Maastricht, Rotterdam, Enschede, Utrecht (joint bid with Nijmegen) and 's-Hertogenbosch (joint bid with Breda). Zwolle and Leeuwarden both withdrew their bids due to their proposed venues being deemed unsuitable.

An announcement about the host city is set to be made in August 2019.

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Participants

The following countries have either expressed their intent to participate or have confirmed their participation in 2020:

The semi-final allocation draw will be held on __ 2020 at __, and hosted by __ and __. The insignia handover ceremony will take place before the draw begins, officially beginning the countdown to the contest.

The pots will be as follows, calculated by the EBU's voting providers Digame and based on voting patterns over the past 10 years:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6 Finalists
Flag of The Netherlands The Netherlands (Host)
Flag of France France
Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Spain Spain
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pre-Allocations

Semi Final One

__, __ and __ will vote and perform in this semi. It will take place on __ May 2020

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Semi Final Two

__, __ and __ will vote and perform in this semi. It will take place on __ May 2020

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Grand Final

All countries will vote. The final will take place on __ May 2020. The Netherlands' place in the running order will be decided during the Head of Delegations meetings in March 2020.

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Withdrawing/Uncertain

  • Flag of Andorra Andorra - RTVA confirmed on 22 May 2019 that Andorra would not return for 2020.
  • Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria - Bulgaria's participation for 2020 is unclear at this time. Some reports are saying that BNT will make up its mind following its general election in July, while others claim that the broadcaster has gone bankrupt due to unpaid debts.
  • Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg - A push has been led by 1973 winner Anne Marie David for Luxembourg's broadcaster RTL to rejoin the Eurovision family in time for the 2020 contest.
  • Flag of Slovakia Slovakia - RTVS confirmed on 5 June 2019 that Slovakia would not return for 2020, citing lack of interest

Other Countries

  • Flag of Canada OMNI Television will likely air the 2020 contest in Canada due to massive positive feedback on social media for the channel's airing of the 2019 event.

References (if any)

  1. https://www.eurofestivalnews.com/2019/05/21/eurovision-2020-venti-paesi-hanno-gia-confermato-la-partecipazione/
  2. https://eurovision.tv/story/australia-secures-spot-in-eurovision-until-2023
  3. https://www.kleinezeitung.at/kultur/medien/5629612/Analyse_Nach-dem-Aus-fuer-Paenda_ORF-haelt-2020-an-interner
  4. https://eurovoix.com/2019/02/19/belarus-btrc-change-eurovision-2020/
  5. https://eurovoix.com/2019/05/15/belgium-vrt-to-internally-select-eurovision-2020-participant/
  6. https://eurovoix.com/2019/01/28/czech-republic-televised-selection-to-determine-eurovision-2020-entry/
  7. https://www.dr.dk/event/melodigrandprix/foerste-gang-i-18-aar-koebenhavn-skal-vaere-vaert-dansk-melodi-grand-prix-2020
  8. https://wiwibloggs.com/2019/06/03/finland-yle-umk-2020-open-entry/239690/
  9. https://www.escapenews.org/france-confirmed-their-participation-for-2020
  10. http://infenetwork.net/georgia-confirms-eurovision-2020-participation-and-national-selection-format/
  11. https://eurovoix.com/2019/04/28/germany-eurovision-2020-participation-confirmed-as-search-commences-for-eurovision-jury-members/
  12. https://eurovoix.com/2019/05/30/israel-eurovision-2020/
  13. https://escxtra.com/2019/06/20/latvia-ltv-rules-out-junior-eurovision-return-and-confirms-eurovision-participation/
  14. https://www.15min.lt/vardai/naujiena/lietuva/po-viesos-kritikos-pokyciai-eurovizijoje-zada-permainas-atrankoje-ir-didesni-finansavima-1050-1147472
  15. https://eurovoix.com/2018/11/05/norway-nrk-announces-changes-for-melodi-grand-prix-2020/
  16. https://eurovoix.com/2018/12/07/portugal-festival-da-cancao-2020/
  17. https://eurovoix.com/2019/05/11/romania-tvr-open-to-changes-to-selection-process/
  18. https://www.escapenews.org/channel-1-will-compete-in-the-2020-edition
  19. https://eurovoix.com/2019/05/20/san-marino-eurovision-2020-participation-confirmed-after-best-result-to-date
  20. https://twitter.com/SerbiaESC/status/1129887019335868416
  21. https://escxtra.com/2019/06/05/spain-confirms-participation-for-eurovision-2020/
  22. https://eurovoix.com/2019/03/02/sweden-p4-nasta-opens-submissions-window-for-2019/
  23. https://iz.ru/851117/2019-02-28/ukraina-otkazhetsia-ot-evrovideniia-2020-v-sluchae-pobedy-lazareva
  24. https://www.rtlnieuws.nl/boulevard/artikel/4646601/nederland-heeft-draaiboek-klaar-voor-songfestival
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