Eurovision 2020 acts so far 1 March

Eurovision 2020 may have been cancelled, but its would-be artists are now part of our extended Eurovision family. It’s unfortunate that they won’t have the thrill of competing this May. But that shouldn’t take away from all that they have already achieved: winning countless new fans and releasing new music into the world.

With that in mind, we’ve decided to continue with much of our planned Eurovision content. From our 10 Facts series that highlights the weird and wonderful backstories of the singers to posts that unpack the meaning behind their lyrics, we’ll continue to shine the spotlight on the stars — many of whom will shine bright at Eurovision 2021. Whether it’s the Wiwi Jury or breaking news, we’ll keep on sharing content across all of our channels.

Just as sports web sites and magazines continue to cover the ins and outs of basketball, tennis, Formula One, football and other areas that have been hit by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we’re going to stay close to our topic. The loss of the three live shows hurts. But for Eurofans Eurovision has always been about much more than the broadcast itself. It’s also about community and discovery. And we know there’s still a lot more to discover about the songs and acts of Eurovision 2020.

For more information about the coronavirus and Covid-19, please visit The World Health Organization web site. 

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Melissa J
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Melissa J

Are there any plans to use Wiwivision this year? Maybe have it cover the songs that would have competed instead of the usual?

Personally, I salute the hard work of everyone at Wiwibloggs, the best Eurovision news source on the net. Thank you for all the coverage and features, they have given me something to look forward to in this Eurovision-less world.

Jake
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Jake

It’s official: only new songs in 2021.

Anthony
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Anthony

My results 2020:

Semi-Final 1:
01. Lithuania
02. Russia
03. Malta
04. Romania
05. Sweden
06. Norway
07. Azerbaijan
08. Australia
09. Belgium
10. Israel
11. Ukraine
12. Cyprus
13. Ireland
14. Croatia
15. North Macedonia
16. Slovenia
17. Belarus

Semi-Final 2:
01. Bulgaria
02. Iceland
03. Switzerland
04. Denmark
05. Greece
06. Georgia
07. Poland
08. Serbia
09. Albania
10. Armenia
11. Czech Republic
12. Finland
13. Moldova
14. Portugal
15. San Marino
16. Austria
17. Latvia
18. Estonia

Final
01. Bulgaria
02. Lithuania
03. Iceland
04. Russia
05. Italy
06. Switzerland
07. Germany
08. Romania
09. Sweden
10. Malta
11. Norway
12. Netherlands
13. Denmark
14. Australia
15. Greece
16. United Kingdom
17. Azerbaijan
18. Poland
19. Albania
20. Belgium
21. Serbia
22. Georgia
23. Israel
24. France
25. Armenia
26. Spain

Note:
#. = rank

Anthony
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Anthony

These were supposed to be my own results. 🙁
Why does nobody understand?

Anyway, I hope this year’s artists could all have a second chance.
They all deserve to perform on the Eurovision stage. 🙂
Though their 2020 songs can’t anymore…

(P. S. My fav this year was Bulgaria)
(Also liked Iceland, Lithuania and Switzerland)

Mina
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Mina

I think this cancellation is not the end of the world. Next year we have new opportunity and I m sure everything will be normal again. Dont worry- next year will plenty good songs as well (like usually each year).

Colin
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Colin

Thank you Wiwibloggs, to each and every one of you, for this dedicated and hard work. I am really looking forward to your future coverage of ESC 2020! Big hug to all of you. 🙂 I have taken this cancellation to heart and was feeling somewhat angry. I had two days to look at thing with a slightly different perspective. I fully support the decision to cancel the live contest, because the lives of our elderly and ailing friends and families are far more important than anything else. I thought so two days ago as well, but I thought that… Read more »

Kosey
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Kosey

Great post Colin!
Speaking of apt lyrics, I think Samanta has got it about right this year.
Strength to all in these tough times.

Una
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Una

Wonderful comment, Colin 🙂 Wiwibloggs managed to have a nice community here on this site. Too many nice posters to be named. Eurovision season wouldn’t be that great without all these lovely people out here.

Amar
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Amar

Wiwibloggs should host a mini-contest! Not sure the logistics, but somehow have your fans vote Eurovision style and then the Wiwi team present the qualifying semi finalists and do a Eurovision style voting series for the final 🙂

Africavision
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Africavision

Many Wiwibloggs readers have suggested that instead of cancelling ESC2020, there should have been a postponement, remote contest, contest using music video, or a contest in some other non-traditional form. What could have been an amazing idea for a digital contest would be to get a stage director(s) to create virtual stage concepts for each entry, according to each delegations requirements, on a standard stage, including the studio audio for each song, and have the traditional contest using those. There’s a YouTube channel, called Amir Cohen ACX, who does stuff like this. He has done stage concepts for Albania, Czech… Read more »

leopard
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leopard

It’s terrible and it’s not esc for me.

Malo
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Malo

But that would mean that the winner would get to host next year, leaving the Netherlands with nothing to show after earning the right to host a proper event, and after all the work it’s done so far.

bastian
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bastian

Thank you. We need this more than ever to get through this together. Let’s do this!!!

Kleo
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Kleo

I still don’t understand why it is cancelled? Hey people it is not a serious thing why are you exaggerating everything like this??? This is not a big deal!!! And in may the sun will be up there will not be any problem!!! Why are you doing this enough!!!

Kim
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Kim

I’m sorry this is serious. I am a nurse working my ass off in the middle of this. If you think 15% mortality rate for over 50’s isn’t bad – carry on. If you think because you are young you won’t get it – we are seeing babies born with it – they have little or no immunity , we have children diagnosed with it under 10 yrs – but you just carry on. Iran is losing someone to the virus every 10 mins. Doctors in Italy and Iran are making decisions about who to save and who to let… Read more »

Malor
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Malor

Genuinely thank you so much for your work! I hope things will get better soon for all of us.

Alex
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Alex

Coronavirus.

dragvision
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dragvision

the people here in italy dead cause coronavirus 500 * in only one day, here is like a war, yes this is a war

Anita
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Anita

Could please some of the wiwibloggers do a video with commenting their top 5 – or top 3? I would love this series 😉

Charles the II
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Charles the II

How can you choose a winner/ loser without seeing everyone singing live, under the same conditions?
There’s no meaning to choosing a song at the moment.
Let the 2020 songs R.I P and that’s it.

Erik
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Erik

Anyone noticed Italy didn’t give any points to San Marino this year and Greece didn’t give any points to Cyprus. I guess this decade showed us that block voting has ended!

Nina
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Nina

Actually, it didn’t lol The jury tend to vote like that to make people think their country is voting more fair now (and maybe earn some pts next year), but if you look at the televotes, you’ll see no changes there 🙂

Robbie
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Robbie

and Sweden didn’t make the finals :O wonders never cease :p

noone
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noone

Germans and Brits are salty, they got 0 points again and ended last :-)))

Stephen
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Stephen

Dutch TV could have done more

Kinga
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Kinga

Yeah? Like what? Stop spreading coronavirus over the world? Or maybe hire David Copperfield so he could magically protect all the contestants, their teams, esc stuff and the audience?

Malo
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Malo

Simply eradicate the virus, so easy to do. But you know that Dutch TV, only interested in the non existing benefits of this pandemic.

Thorn
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Thorn

Thank you William and team. That’s the right thing to do. After all Eurovision is not just about the shows – it’s mostly the community we all belong to and that’s what we need now more than ever. It’s been already decided that many of this year’s selected artists will return for Rotterdam 2021 so preparation continues. It’s going to be a long season but I’m already certain that Eurovision 2021 will be one of the best ever!

Erik
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Erik

<3

Thorn
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Thorn

P.S. William and team, can you please make an article about the artists that will be returning in 2021? We already know that Netherlands, Greece, Ukraine, Spain, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Croatia will bring the same artists and most likely Malta, Bulgaria, and more will do the same. Estonia is the only country that has announced a new national final for next year, but at least they have given a wild card to Uku Suviste.

MrAdamD
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MrAdamD

This is great. I always look forward to checking Wiwibloggs every couple of hours as I love the content.

I felt bad for everyone involved and I’m glad to see a lot of support behind you all! Keep it up ?

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Wonderful news, thank you, William and the whole wiwibloggs team and community xoxo

La la love
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La la love

Isn’t Eurojury going ahead? I’m still confused about what it is

The Roop is On Fire
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The Roop is On Fire

Please do. I would want these artists to keep us up with their updates. Thank you so much.

Mari
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Mari

Will there be a Youtube playlist of all national winners for doing a watch marathon on the finals day instead?

AndersP
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AndersP
Adrian Trump
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Adrian Trump

Despite the cancellation, I’m making my own list of worst to best ESC 2020 songs from 41 to 1. I really like more songs this year than last year’s Eurovision.

leopard
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leopard

Can you guys make some interviews with participants, ofc on skype or smth like that since it’s impossible to do it face-to-face (ofc).

That’s probably one of the most favourite thing on esc, to get to know them, to watch your funny interviews but corona take everything from me… not just ESC but basically everything. No pre-parties, reherseal, interviews, show, e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. But at least interviews looks like a most realistic thing to do.

Some people like Dadi, Vasil, Ilya, Damir, Samanta, Stefania, Montaigne, Destiny, Mammas, Blas etc looks interesting to me and I would like to hear them.

Timi
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Timi

Thank you so much, Wiwibloggs. In relation to ESC, my heart is with all the artists that won’t perform their songs this May. I want to support the idea of letting them participate next year with their songs. It’s what they deserve! It would be nice to read your opinion about this point.

Wash your hands and stay safe! Sending good vibes for the whole community. :’)

Amadeus
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Amadeus

The coverage of a non-event lol

I mean, the gesture is appreciated but it’s still funny hehe

Mariss
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Mariss

why do you come here just to troll everyone who cares about this

Travestchy
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Travestchy

Support your favorite entries streaming at Spotify, Apple Music and even YouTube! A LOT!

#SameArtistsESC2021
#LongLiveESC

OhOkay
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OhOkay

#SameSongESC2021 !!!! 😉

Travestchy
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Travestchy

We, Eurovision fans, should launch the campaign “The same artists for 2021”. It would be the fairest thing to do for the next contest.

ESCJudge
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ESCJudge

It should be possible to let them sing this years song (if they want to… if they would not find a better one)…
But if their participation would mean to go with whatever song, worst than chosen for 2020, I’d say no thanks.

Anyway I don’t think that ESC will be healed untill 2021… It will take time everything to get back on tack.
It’s kind of… end of ESC that we fot used to.
Now it will be a few years of mess.

Liisa
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Liisa

Stop it already. Countries who have National Finals can’t bring the same artist for 2021

sav001
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sav001

They can and they are. Ukraine, Croatia, Georgia and Malta already announced they are bringing back the same artists.

Liisa
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Liisa

Every country decides themselves whether they bring back the old artist or organize a new national selection. It’s not for some crazy agitated fans to decide it or to start campaigns about OTHER COUNTRIES.
Call me heartless but as Estonian, I am very happy that we got rid of Uku Suviste.

Thorn
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Thorn

But Uku Suviste will get a wild card for Eesti Laul next year and I’m pretty certain he will win again. It’s not fair for these artists that have worked so hard to represent their countries to deny them the honour to do so. They should all be given the chance to come back next year, with the same songs or not.

Liisa
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Liisa

It’s early to say who’ll win. I really hope that he won’t win only because of pity votes.

Voxtaylor
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Voxtaylor

The ESC is dead, long live The ESC

Voxtaylor
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Voxtaylor
Anita Mann
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Anita Mann

PLEASE tell us what is happening with the release of the official album, and why have the deleted all information regarding the album on the official Eurovision website.
We need that CD released, as most fans will buy the album to support the artists at least. Us fans CAN make it a #1 selling album.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

The show must go on! Thank you for keep entertaining and informing us, William and all the Wiwi team. If I may suggest, since we’ll have a long and dark off-season ahead of us, I would like if we could have posts to discuss things like national finals’ formats, if international juries should still be a thing, why some selections are more diverse than others, the absence of some genres in Eurovision… I feel we always incidentally talk about this stuff in the comments, but usually connected to a particular entry or result.

Denis
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Denis

I think EBU and Dutch broadcaster really hasn’t got the “message” of Eurovision. If they did they wouldn’t have cancelled it..
But back to topic, why not do new topics? Such as, “what staging would this act have”. Or create your own ESC starting order. Or guess where the songs would end up..

Robert
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Robert

That’s a horrible thing to say.. They indeed got the message, Eurovision is about coming together as a community and now that is not possible.. They are keeping our best interest in mind so next year in Rotterdam we’ll have a full amazing show to enjoy.. Having Eurovision any other way sells the artists, the organization, the fans, the music, the event and the Dutch win short…

Jimmy Smit
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Jimmy Smit

The EBU have woefully missed a chance to be dynamic and offer something of great value in a time of crisis. Eurovision was first and remains primarily a broadcast. The event broadcasts music from across Europe to bring us together and unify in celebration. The coronavirus situation is a time when we need such broadcasts. This decision should not be about a leisure class or the privileged few who will miss a concert in an arena. This decision should be about the hundreds of millions of people watching and listening from their homes and workplaces across the continent. They should… Read more »

ESCJudge
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ESCJudge

YES! Totally agree with you and I feel that this is the right attitude that fans should have…
Not saying politely that blah blah health and safety is important (ofc it is!) but shouting out loud that EBU made a stupid decision that is not modern at all!

Fans, artists, broadcasters, producers, volunteers -people who build this contest are left with NOTHING.
EBU made a fatal decision to cancel instead of finding a modern solution. Bringing ESC back on track may be difficult. I have a bad feeling even for 2021.
Stupid, stupid, stupid decision.
#Open up
Yeah right.

Malo
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Malo

What could possibly happen to ESC 2021 because of the cancellation? Please explain.

Poli-Genova
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Poli-Genova

Come on, get over it, and let yourself be surprised, the EBU for now has just stated the cancellation, but who knows what they have in store. Iam pretty sure they will in some way pay tribute to all selected artist and songs

Malo
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Malo

How would it be fair for The Netherlands to miss the chance of properly hosting the event, especially after the work they’ve already done.
All the songs are available online, they even have live versions. So what would be the point of an online contest? Just the voting?

Instead you should worry about the potential millions who would lose their lives if the contest were held, instead of the rest who would lose entertainment for only 3 nights. Watch a movie, watch past contests again. Learn more about Eurovision history. Countless options out there.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

For Eurovision fans, these are still Eurovision entries by Eurovision artists. Even though the EBU gave up, it’s still a Eurovision to us. The artists and the tracks deserve just as much attention as they’ve had in previous years.

dygh
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dygh

Still planning on making the “who will qualify before the live shows?”-video? I always like the insights you guys give, and I don’t think I’m the only one 🙂
I feel very sad for the whole Wiwi-team because I can imagine that Eurovision is probably the only week some of you are able to actually meet eachother irl.

Joe
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Joe

Eurovision 2020 never died. We got the songs, we got the fans. We just don’t have the shows themselves.

Jimmy Smit
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Jimmy Smit

Exactly! Hear, hear.

Barry
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Barry

I appreciate the good vide but for me the 65th edition of the contest will be in 2021 and not this year.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Excellent! So they WILL have a Wiwi Jury evaluating the entries despite the cancellation, yes? 🙂

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I reckon “Wiwibloggs’ Eurovision 2020” (or maybe an even bigger collaboration with other ESC fansites) would be a really cool idea. I feel like ESC fans need a distraction from what’s currently going on and something to make them forget about their sorrow. With enough effort this could turn out really great – we could try to simulate everything – the running order, graphics, hosts, maybe even get some artists to perform (online, of course), do the live streams in lieu of the shows, the ESC-style voting, have a separate jury for each country, and so on. Nothing can replace… Read more »

Jimmy Smit
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Jimmy Smit

Woohoo !
Love shines a light 🙂

Kosey
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Kosey

As it should be, William, as it should be. Now is arguably the most important time to show these songs and these artists our love. I’m so stoked you guys are doing this. Major props!

Kaitlin
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Kaitlin

We got 41 amazing songs. We can have our own contests and decide a winner

random.sage2.5
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random.sage2.5

Which is gonna end in madness as everyone will vote for Lithuania.

Hellohi
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Hellohi

we dont have only 41 amazing songs (mostly amazing) but we have so many more songs from pre selections!
2020 was worth it.