GERMANY – German national broadcaster recently revealed its plans to celebrate the cancelled Eurovision Song Contest during the month of May, with five confirmed programs.
ESC2020 Songcheck, the usual review program, will be the first to be broadcast, with Alina Stiegler and Stefan Spiegel conducting the broadcast. The 41 songs of the Eurovision Festival 2020 will be presented to the public, with the presenters evaluating the songs, together with a group of Eurofans. The program, which will be broadcast on social networks, will take place from 5 to 8 May.
In addition to online voting, the German broadcaster will hold its own version of the Eurovision Festival with two special programs. On Saturday, May 9, Peter Urban will present the 41 songs to the competition in the 2020 edition at the World Wide Wohnzimmer – by ESC Halbfinale 2020, a program that will take place at ARD1. The public and the jury of 100 fans who elected the German representative will vote for their favourite candidates, with the 10 most voted to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 – from the Deutsche Finale.
Presented by Barbara Schoneberger and with the participation of Peter Urban and Michael Schulte, the program will take place on May 16 and will feature Ben Dolic, with the performance that was prepared for Rotterdam. The public will vote for their favourites and select the winner of the German vote.
Eurovision programming continues with Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light, a program that will be broadcast an hour late, ending with the broadcast of the Eurovision 2010 Grand Final, marking the anniversary of Lena Meyer-Landrut’s victory 10 years ago.