The time is finally here! After 6 weeks of preparation, Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light will be broadcast today, 16 May, at 21:00 CEST. In place of what would have been Rotterdam’s Grand Final, the show will celebrate the artists chosen for 2020, the support of its fans and the event’s incredible resilience. From what you’ll see to where to watch, here is all you need to know.
Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light will bring audiences across Europe and around the world together in celebration. The show, airing in place of the Grand Final of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest, is brought to you by the European Broadcasting Union and its Dutch Members NPO, NOS and AVROTROS. It will be hosted by Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley (Eurovision 1998 and 2007) and Jan Smit, live from Hilversum, the Netherlands.
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What to expect
As one of many special features of the show, the EBU will bring Eurovision fans together for an unforgettable virtual sing-a-long on screen. Fans from across the world will dress up and form a huge Eurovision choir and sing Johnny Logan‘s What’s Another Year.
Given the challenging times we are going through, a diverse collection of performances from across Europe will set out to connect us all through music. Michael Schulte (Germany, 2018) will accompany Ilse DeLange from The Common Linnets (the Netherlands, 2014) performing the song of Germany’s first winner (Nicole, 1982) and Israel’s 1979 winner, Gali Atari, will sing her hit Hallelujah alongside a choir featuring past participants from the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.