It’s merely been threee weeks since the Netherlands was crowned the winner of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, that preparations for next year’s Eurovision competition have well and truly kicked off in Holland. We can say that there is immense interest throughout the nation to welcome the Eurovision bandwagon next year.
A total of nine cities have applied to host the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands next year, but will they all make it to the final cut? The 2020 Eurovision Host City Bid Process consists of three rounds. Potential host cities and regions have to send in their applications to the organizing body by mid June. Herefater the applicant cities receive a bid book with all the requirements and conditions they have to meet in order to hold the event.
From now until early July the potential host cities have to prepare their respective proposals with the all the required material and data. Once the bid books are ready they will be officially handed over to the 2020 ESC host broadcasters, who will then study and evaluate all the received bids. Herefater the host broadcasters will visit the potential host cities and venues along with the EBU.
According to local Dutch media a total of 9 cities have officially applied to host the 2020 Eurovision edition, it is yet unclear if all ten cities will proceed in the bidding race and submit a bid book. We also have to note that in order to submit the potential bid book the cities have to meet all the conditions and requirements set by the EBU.
Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Maastricht seem to be frontrunners in the bidding race, all with strong bids. Which city will bag the coveted role of hosting Europe’s favourite television show? We will have to wait a little longer to find out!
A final decision regarding the 2020 Eurovision host city is expected to be made by mid/late summer.
The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest will be co-produced by three Dutch public broadcasters AVROTROS, NOS and NPO in liason with the EBU.
The dates of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest are yet to be confirmed and unveiled.