This year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been cancelled. As with other cancellations of late, this is due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Netherlands, where the contest was supposed to take place this May, has placed a limit on gatherings of more than 100 people.
Eurovision has reached millions of people annually for sixty-four consecutive years, so the decision to cancel this year’s competition is truly unprecedented. The organizers for this year’s contest are still working on reaching a solution for the 2021 competition, and have announced that more news will be coming.
There is no news yet as to whether the already selected songs will be able to compete next year or not. According to this FAQ posted on the official site, the question is currently being discussed by the Reference Group, the executive committee that guides and controls Eurovision Song Contest.
Watch the official statement from the Eurovision Broadcasting Union below.