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.
Rotterdam has Eurovision; Amsterdam has Eurovision in Concert!? The 2020 edition of Eurovision in Concert will take place on Saturday, April 4 at AFAS Live! Save the date!???#EurovisioninConcert #eurovision #songfestival #EiC2020 #amsterdam #afaslive pic.twitter.com/k2B7mbVeIZ
— EurovisionInConcert (@ESCinConcert) September 6, 2019
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.