Rotterdam has Eurovision 2020 and Amsterdam has Eurovision in Concert 2020! That’s the celebratory tagline that organisers are touting with today’s phenomenal news.

You can now mark your calendars, book your flights and start looking into Airbnb reservations. The next edition of Eurovision in Concert will take place on 4 April 2019! And it’s returning to the glorious AFAS Live.

Eurovision In Concert is a benchmark for fans and bookmakers and an excellent opportunity to take a good look at the competitors. It’s often the first time acts perform their songs live and it can really set the pace for their Eurovision season.

In addition, there are often guest performances by well-known former participants such as Sandra Kim, Dana International and Nicole. In the past few years, Mr. Eurovision Cornald Maas was the host. It’s not yet been announced whether he will also host the next edition.

The most recent edition of the event saw 28 acts from Eurovision 2019 performing their tracks live in front of thousands of screaming Eurovision fans.

It was a thrilling evening that offered several acts their first chance to perform live in front of an Eurovision audience since being selected. Chief among them was The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence who won first place in our poll asking readers who had the best live performance of the night.

Duncan Laurence topped the ranking with his performance of “Arcade”. Of the 14,000 votes were cast, and he earned a staggering 2,257— or more than 15%. Game over!

He wasn’t the only highlight, of course.

In second and third place, we had Albania’s Jonida Maliqi who delivered a vocally on-point performance as well as Poland’s Tulia who took many on a surprising journey. While they were some way off Duncan Laurence, they both racked up more than 1,000 votes each, placing ahead of some of the favourites. Israel’s Kobi Marimi and Spain’s Miki rounded out the top five.

Will you be attending Eurovision in Concert 2020? Have you attended in past years and did you love it as much as we did? Let us know down below.

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Yayyyy!!! Love to see it coming back!

filipko54
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filipko54

some news from the Czech Republic – artists and songs are already selected, everyone is now rehearsing and working on the show and staging, but the artists will be probably announced later

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

I don’t know why they need to have EiC this year but have fun with it 🙂

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Hmm, kinda overload, with the actual eurovision also being in the Netherlands this year. It might’ve been better to just let it pass for a year. Especially with the increasing amount of other pre parties for contestants.
In other news: kazakhstan has confirmed they won’t make a debut in 2020 so we’ll probably hang around 42 competing countries.

KESC
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KESC

I think it’s not them who don’t want to debut, but it’s the EBU that doesn’t invite them, or at least doesn’t have the plan to do so.

Such a pity actually!!

Skiwalko
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Each year Eurovision in Concert is a great show and probably the closest thing to an actual Eurovision experience in the pre-contest period, so I’m very glad it’s back for 2020. Yet right now I’m waiting for the announcement of the return of “Israel Calling” – another well produced and relatively new pre-party, whose every edition was a great load of fun. I understand why it wasn’t organized this year, but I really hope to hear Tel Aviv calling in April.

KESC
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KESC

Don’t get me wrong, I loved Eurovision in Concert in the Netherlands and I know that it usually takes place there, but I would have loved to see the party in another country, considering that the contest is already going to take place there.

Generally speaking, I would love to see the Eurovison preparties in new, different countries and not always in the same ones, especially in countries that have never hosted the contest before, such as the Czech Republic, Georgia etc.

Escpower
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Escpower

It’s not an officer EBU event, it’s a Dutch party who invites the artist.its free for everyone to organise an party and invite all the participants

KESC
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KESC

Oh, thanks for clarifiying that! Then, I hope for some other countries to organize such party events.

Vincent
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Vincent

But aren’t these organised by the OGAE of the Netherlsnds?
London, Moscow, Madrid and Riga also have their own pre-party.

pepe
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pepe

I tend to agree. It would have been nice to give it to Belgium for a year.