This 12 months’s Eurovision Track Contest has been canceled till 2021 resulting from coronavirus-mitigating measures applied by taking part nations, in keeping with the organizers.
In an announcement issued Wednesday, the European Broadcasting Union stated that regardless of exploring “many different choices” to permit the occasion to go forward as deliberate, “the uncertainty created by the unfold of Covid-19 all through Europe – and the restrictions put in place by the governments of the taking part broadcasters and the Dutch authorities – means the EBU has taken the troublesome determination that it’s unimaginable to proceed with the reside occasion.”
— Eurovision Track Contest (@Eurovision) March 18, 2020
An estimated 182 million folks watched final 12 months’s track contest, and 41 nations took half.
The 2020 competitors was scheduled to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, throughout a sequence of knock-out phases from Might 12 earlier than culminating within the ultimate on Might 16. The EBU says it “will proceed a dialog” with town of Rotterdam about internet hosting the occasion subsequent 12 months as an alternative.
Followers of the worldwide track contest have been left bereft by information of the occasion’s cancellation, with many turning to social media to share their sorrow.
Final 5 winner at eurovision
2016 – Jamala 🇺🇦
2017 – Salvador sobral 🇵🇹
2018 – Netta 🇮🇱
2019 – Duncan laurance 🇳🇱
2020 – Coronavirus 🦠
— Muharrem🇦🇿🇱🇻🇳🇴🇮🇱🇲🇹 (@duygucetnkyfan) March 18, 2020
Others, apparently too overcome for phrases, merely shared gifs and memes expressing their deep upset on the lack of Eurovision 2020.
— eneko 🇷🇸🇱🇻 (@dagoeneko) March 18, 2020
I perceive why it needed to be finished however pic.twitter.com/t0aeedWCUl
— amandine ⍟ (@quillsrogers) March 18, 2020
Eurovision is the newest large cultural occasion to fall sufferer to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier on Wednesday, the organizers of the Glastonbury music competition stated they have been calling the occasion off this 12 months.
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