It’s sealed! A total of 41 countries are set to compete at the forthcoming 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. The EBU has released the official list of the 2020 ESC participating countries.
35 countries will compete in the 2 semi-finals scheduled to be held on 12 and 14 May. A total of 26 countries will compete in the grand final on 16 May.
The Big 5 countries (Spain, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Germany) + host country (The Netherlands) are automatically qualified to compete in the grand final. Hence 20/35 countries will proceed from the semi-finals to the grand final and join the Big 5 and The Netherlands.
The Semi-final Allocation Draw and Host Insignia Handover Ceremony is set to be held in Rotterdam on 28 January.
Mr.Jon Ola Sand (Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor – EBU) says:
We can’t wait to “open up” to participants from 41 countries in Rotterdam next year. We are thrilled that so many public broadcasters will be presenting their nation’s best musical talent as we celebrate the 65th Eurovision Song Contest.
The team from NPO, NOS and AVROTROS have 3 fantastic state-of-the-art shows planned and the excitement around the event in the Netherlands is incredible
- Czech Republic
- FYR Macedonia
- The Netherlands
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 12, 14 and 16 of May at the Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.