#ESC20: EBU Release Official Statement & RTVSLO Reveal Plan B

The European Broadcasting Union have released a statement in regards to the Coronavirus and the organisation of this year’s Contest in Rotterdam. The statement released read:

“We are working closely with Dutch Host Broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS and the City of Rotterdam to explore different potential scenarios for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. However, with 2 months to go until the 3 live shows on 12, 14 and 16 May, and a rapidly changing situation both in the Netherlands and the countries of the participating broadcasters, it is still too early to make any final decisions. With this in mind, we’re continuing to work together as a team on preparations to host the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.”

RTVSLO, the Slovenian broadcaster have revealed the Plan B for the Contest, if all doesn’t go to plan. Their Director General, Natalija Gorscak, had the following to say:

“At EBU, they are preparing as if Eurovision will be, I am personally in touch with management who has a Plan B, which suggests that we will become more involved. In Slovenia, this is supposed to be in the studio. If this scenario were to be implemented, each member would rotate their recording, then probably someone would link it. That’s what they’re thinking. They are still talking about everything, but in principle they are acting if Rotterdam were.”

Whatever happens, we will get a Eurovision Song Contest in one form or another this year.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: & Eurovoix

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