The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be hosted somewhere in The Netherlands, made possible by joint effort from broadcasters NPO, AVROTROS and NOS.
Today the EBU have gone out with the schedule for the bidding process cities who wish to host next year’s contest can join, as we’re at the end of May and that phase will start in the beginning of June!
For cities interested in organising the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, this is important to keep in mind:
- In the first half of June, all interested cities/regions will receive a document from NPO/AVROTROS/NOS with criteria they will need to meet for hosting. This will form the foundation for each city’s bid.
- The cities/regions in the running for Host City will then have 4 weeks to compile their “bid books”, to be submitted in the first half of July.
- In mid-July, the organizers have the option to visit the cities and regions that have applied. The host city for the 65th Eurovision Song Contest will be decided in consultation with the EBU following an assessment of all the bids.
Interested cities and regions are being advised to e-mail the Eurovision 2020 organisation.
The reason they’re the ones hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 is Duncan Laurence, who won with his song ‘Arcade’, giving his home country its first win in 44 years!
The four previous times The Netherlands hosted the contest, the event landed in Hilversum (1958), Amsterdam (1970) and The Hague (1976 & 1980).
Which city would you like to see Eurovision go to next year?