EUROVISION.TV REPORTS / YOUTUBE – It has been an unusual Eurovision year, to say the least, so to bring the excitement of the event weeks to your home, we’re pleased to announce 2 special shows that will air on the same dates as the Eurovision 2020 Semi-Finals! The ‘Eurovision Song Celebration 2020’ will premiere on our YouTube channel on Tuesday 12 and Thursday 14 May at 21:00 CEST. These shows will complement the EBU and its Dutch members, NPO, NOS and AVROTROS‘ show, ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’, that will air on the usual Grand Final date of 16 May. Keep reading to find out how you can feature in the final recap!
On the same dates of this year’s Semi-Finals, the two-part ‘Eurovision Song Celebration 2020’ will recognise all 41 participants and their songs in a non-competitive format. To add to the excitement all the songs will be played out in the official Semi-Final running orders decided by this year’s producers.
On Tuesday 12 May, the EBU will spotlight the songs that would have been shown in the first Semi-Final including host country the Netherlands and 2 of the Big 5 countries: Germany and Italy. The second online show, broadcast on Thursday 14 May, will feature the songs chosen for the second Semi-Final and will include the rest of the Big 5 countries: France, Spain and the United Kingdom.
While there will be no competitive element in these productions, you can still expect many surprises along the way!
GET INVOLVED IN THE FAN RECAPS
In true celebration of all the Eurovision 2020 songs, we encourage you to rally behind your favourite artists and get ready to create an all-out Eurovision Party at home! To pay tribute to the loyalty of the Eurovision fan base, the Eurovision Song Celebration shows will include the first-ever Fan Recaps – you too can be a part of Eurovision history. Instead of the classic recap of the participating songs, we invite YOU to sing, dance, jump and party along to your most-loved Eurovision songs of 2020.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
May 12 and 14 is getting closer and closer, so start preparing to make yourself Eurovision-ready! Gather your supplies, don your best Eurovision 2020 outfit and prepare the room you will film in by decorating it with flags and props to give it that special Eurovision-feel. All you need to do is record yourself dancing to the 20-second snippets of all – or a selection – of your favourite acts and your celebration might be featured in the shows. The snippets can be found in this recap video here:
TECHNICAL VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
- Use the device in 16:9, horizontal/landscape
- Record in 1920×1080 HD
- Use the latest device you have, when possible, with a tripod or on a steady base
- Submit the files in MP4 or MOV format (your device should do this automatically)
- Ensure you are well lit by a window or a light near your device
- Send the file in the highest resolution via WeTransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (alternatively via Google Drive, OneDrive, Myairbridge.com or Dropbox)
- Include your name, country, age(s), email address and phone number
The deadline to submit your video recording is Tuesday 5 May.
We welcome contributions from fans of all ages – and if you want to sing with your family or with those you are staying at home with, please feel free. That said, if you’re under 18 and wish to participate, please send parental permission with your contribution. By sending these files, you give the Eurovision Song Contest and the participating broadcasters the permission to use your video for broadcast and publishing on their official (online) channels.