The meeting of the Heads of Delegations have started today in The Netherlands. Traditionally, all Heads of Delegations should meet and officially submit all of the participating songs in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, however – due to the Coronavirus, various delegations including Greece, Israel and Sweden are not attending this meeting in person, but via a video conference. Also, the EBU staff are not in Rotterdam, as one employee of the EBU has been tested positive to the Coronavirus, and thus none of the employees can travel abroad at the moment (including the Executive Supervisor, Mr. Jon Ola Sand).
At the Heads of Delegations meeting the running order of the host country is also being drawn, and it was announced today by the EBU The Netherlands was drawn to perform as song 23 in the Grand Final which is to take place on the 16th of May. The Netherlands is represented by Jeangu Macrooy who will perform his song “Grow”.
The contest will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands following the Dutch victory in Tel Aviv in 2019 with Duncan Laurance’s song “Arcade”. It is the first time the contest is hosted in The Netherlands since 1980. The Netherlands’ highest score in the 20th century (except for the 2019 victory) is 2nd in 2014.