In recent weeks Austria and Albania have revealed their Eurovision 2020 artists and, in the case of the latter, their song. That takes the total number of confirmed singers to six. As we wait for all of their songs to drop, let’s help pass the time by answering a very important question: which Eurovision 2020 contestant are you are most excited about so far?
In our last poll — when there were four confirmed artists — Bulgaria’s VICTORIA won the day. But can she keep it going now that we’ve added Vincent and Arilena?
Eurovision 2020: Confirmed acts as of 26 December 2019
Albania: Arilena Ara
Days before Christmas, Albania gifted us with the very first confirmed song of Eurovision 2020: “Shaj” from Arilena Ara. The 21-year-old from Shkodër is used to winning. She took the crown on X Factor Albania in 2013. And in 2014 she released her first video single “Aeroplan”, which topped the charts and racked up two million views within 12 hours. At Eurovision she’s meant to sing “Shaj”, a song about being broken by love.
Austria: Vincent Bueno
Vincent will sing the uptempo song “Alive” at Eurovision 2020. Vincent may be best known to Eurovision fans for his previous attempt at representing Austria. In 2016 he competed in the last Austrian national final with the dance song “All We Need Is That Love”. It received a mid-table score from the jury and didn’t make it to the superfinal. The R&B star is no stranger to the Eurovision stage. In 2017, Vincent supported Nathan Trent on backing vocals for “Running On Air”. Vincent also produced the remixed Spanish-language version of the song for Nathan, titled “Aire”.
Flemish broadcaster VRT wasted no time in announcing the act they’ll be sending up the road in May. Hooverphonic are an internally successful trip-hop group who have been active for almost 25 years. They’ve recently teamed up with recent The Voice van Vlaanderen winner Luka Cruysberghs who brings a new energy as their vocalist. The group expect to release their song for Eurovision in February.
Spain: Blas Cantó
Spanish broadcaster RTVE surprised fans by suddenly revealing Blas Cantó as their act for Rotterdam. The singer has had two previous attempts at Eurovision — in 2004 for Junior Eurovision, and in 2011 as part of the boy band Auryn. The accomplished Spanish singer will finally get his chance in May. Blas is expected to release his song sometime in 2020.
Bulgarian up-and-comer Victoria Georgieva recently released her first-ever English-language single “I Wanna Know”. It shows how much she has evolved since she rose to fame on X Factor Bulgaria, where she finished in sixth place behind the likes of Kristian Kostov. She has an artistic, edgy look and sound, which promises to deliver a lot in Rotterdam.
Cyprus: Sandro Nicholas
Born in Germany as Alessandro Rütten, Sandro has an American father and a Greek mother. He speaks German, English and Greek. Music has been part of his life from an early age, starting with playing the drums at age four, moving on to the guitar and writing his own songs from the age of 15. In 2015, he auditioned for Supertalent — the German version of the Got Talent franchise. Sandro didn’t get far in the contest and later said he felt “the format did not fit”. But he kept working on his music and later got his break with the 2018 season of The Voice of Germany.
Which Eurovision 2020 act are you most looking forward to?
Once you’ve checked out the acts above, vote for your favourite in our poll. Remember, you can only vote once — so make it count!