EUROPE – It seems that Eurovision 2020 cancellation has not been accepted by everyone as an emergency measure by EBU and its members.
Boris Milanov, the Bulgarian composer who has participated in the contest with numerous entries for various countries thinks that “It’s disrespecting the songwriters and their hard work”.
Obviously, the threat of imminent deaths is not enough reason for him having as a priority his personal image and his investment to the songs (no matter if they are financial or copyright one).
The producer proposed that the EBU should have allowed all the competing countries to decide whether or not to use the same songs for the 2021 contest.
He wrote, “Every country should have the choice either to use the same song or not and then carry the consequences and risk for their decision!”.
That’s the only thing in which we could argue and also agree. If someone wants to submit the same song due to this emergency situation could have done it.
But we can also understand that it would be inevitable to have new favourites when they come out with new songs.
Don’t forget that by next May we would be bored to death to listen again and again to the same songs and there will be no excitement.
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No Eurovision in 2021? Guys. This is serious situation. I see lots of you complaining about cancelation. Lots of you talk about just postponing Eurovision etc. Well, this is not helpful until you start to protect yourselfs and therefore the others. If I wear mask, I am actually protecting you and likewise. 😷 You must understand that if you avoid such a simple thing, the disease will be there with us even next year. The boarders will stay closed and we won’t have fun and gatherings until the danger of mass spread of Covid-19 is gone. If you want Eurovision and any other mass event to happen, you must help it. Start from yourself because that is what you can very easily do. So please do. Tell the others that it is not a shame to take such a simple measure. Come Together and Open Up to this as an opportunity how you can help. How you can help all the doctors and other medical personel not to burn completely out from saving lives. Because if you don’t do it, you can very likely say bye bye to @eurovision in 2021 too. #corona #eurovision #staysafe #weallwearmasks #comerogeher #openup #health #covid_19
Thankfully one more voice of reason has emerged. Former Czech HOD Jan Bors (which many of us who met him, know that he is a coherent personality and quite moderate) responded to the overall debate about Eurovision 2020 cancellation saying:
“There are some songwriters [who] feel bitter right now – of course, it is their business and they do music mostly for business. They see Eurovision as a chance and don’t see for some reason that such a song is already alive and if it’s great, it will work even without Eurovision. Nothing against but that attitude then makes them look silly in my eyes. And this is what is the shady part of the contest. It became song business for some and that is why you sometimes feel the lack of originality, generic music and just-for-Eurovision made songs.”
We are all lovers of Eurovision, soldiers of the contest but unfortunately, a big majority of fans and artist haven’t realised that Europeans are dying massively due to this pandemic crisis. They also haven’t realised that human life is and will always be above any Eurovision Song Contest!