Although Eurovision 2020 has been cancelled, the songs are still there for all of us to enjoy. As usual, the EBU is releasing the official Eurovision Song Contest 2020 CD album with all 41 of the songs that were scheduled to be performed in Rotterdam during the 65th edition of the song contest.
Eurovision Song Contest CD album to be released 8 May
For some Eurovision fans, buying the official album is a yearly routine and some have a collection of albums that stretches back to the very first album released in 2000.
Usually, the official CD is in stock in April. Since the release date of the album had not been announced yet, fans were wondering whether there would be a CD at all. Well don’t worry, there will be!
The official album is already available to pre-order at the Eurovision Song Contest web shop and will be released on 8 May. The album will cost you €19.95.
Get a free #OpenUp coaster set with your purchase
If you pre-order from the official web shop, you will not only receive the CD, but also a free ten-piece coaster set with the #OpenUp theme printed on each one.
While you might not be able to use your coaster set to have a Eurovision party this year, there are plenty of other things you can do with the coaster set. If you glue all the coasters together, you can use them as a measuring stick showing you the required social distance you need to keep between yourself and others during these difficult times.
You can of course also use the coasters as blades to throw at those who do not keep their social distance from you, but we don’t recommend that.
On a more serious note, we love this year’s songs and are looking forward to hearing them on the official album!
Will you buy the official Eurovision Song Contest 2020 CD album? Let us know in the comments down below!
I love to buy it, why so late date?
Ik hope the book is also comming.
Late because the contest won’t be held. If it wasn’t cancelled, it would be released on 17 April how it was initially planned.
Without doubt we will be ordering the CD album with the set of coasters from the Eurovision shop. Can’t wait for its arrival. Dan Rollason.
I am looking forward to it, since the 2020 batch has the strongest competitors, the songs, artists, you name it. Also, if the EBU will reverse the decision to cancel the contest, then have it on November (in line with #JESC2020 in Poland – 2020 participants only), but keep the host country and its participants (for 2021 only – if in case the 2020 participants will participate in the said year).
It would be a nice touch if the profits from this were donated to Covid 19 related causes.
Many will get the exposure next year.
Unfortunately, not all of them…
I want to buy this (ignore the sneering cynics!)
It makes me think the logo/branding will have to be different next year, if 2020 sticks with the flag circle. I was looking forward to seeing how this scheme would look on TV.
These CDs usually have a nice (if usually cliched) speech from JOS, wonder if this will, acknowledging the virus or the cancellation
Hope you enjoy the CD. Now take it away.
yeaaayy!!. my collection!!!
People still buying CDs like it’s 1997.
I buy them because I live outside of Europe and not all the songs end up available in my country otherwise
I still buy CD’s from the artists I love, because there’s no better feeling than holding a physical release of their work. <3
I’ve listened to all the 41 songs on Eurovision’s YouTube channel!
(Not trying to get cocky here!) But I did it twice!
(Still sad that Eurovision is cancelled)
I can’t believe that I’ve lived long enough for CDs to become retro. It makes me wonder what will be the next best thing after streaming? We can only wonder….
Wi-fi in your brain. You only need to think of a song to hear it
I think in my lifetime that smells and flavours might be available digitally.
I finally understand why EBU doesn’t allow this year’s songs to be used for 2021Eurovision, because they want to sell CD?
So many singers and composers work hard to be able to present themselves on the platform of Eurovision and win glory for their country. However,now their work is only heard by little ESC fans on the YouTube instead of more than million Europeans watching at home, I feel unfair to them
I think special circumstances should be handled specially, EBU should allow singers to keep songs until next year, giving them the right to choose whether to change songs
If they’ll reverse the cancellation of the 2020 contest, then they’ll have it on November instead (in line with #JESC2020), but there will be 3 semifinals, with the junior contest will be considered as the third semifinal. Also, 8 participants from each semifinal will qualify for the final, bringing the total to 30 (including the Big 5 and the host country of the contest itself). Also, the artists participating in the 2021 contest will still participate. Why cancel it?
You can also order the album in digital format from platforms such as Apple Music.
Don’t attack me, but I find it very problematic to see EBU decided not to accept songs from 2020 to perform in 2021, but they are totally fine with selling, or getting some money, from 2020 songs.
Something to me doesn’t sound right and logical here, but I cannot really explain well what. It simply doesn’t sound right.
It all makes sense as they are songs for 2020. The entries had already been submitted and the album had long been in the works. Why would you deprive those songs the chance to be released and be consumed by the public? Would you like them to be forever “lost”?
Besides, all stakeholders have a cut from revenues made form selling those albums, including record labels, songwriters, and artists, depending on how things are done there in Europe.
Does anyone know when there’s going to be a digital release? Hope sooner than May!
I hope so too!
Wasn’t the first CD for Eurovision released in 1999?
It didn’t include all of the songs. I don’t think it was an “official” release.
On Apple music Wiwibloggs has already got all the songs on their play list. Why wait 6 weeks when you can enjoy the music now. Also thank goodness for YouTube so we can all enjoy the official music clips. Let’s all stick together team. We will get through this mess.
where the heck u find CD’s these days 😀 its like an ancient item. On what device would you play this ….
We still own a CD player, it’s really not that special xD Besides, in a few years CD’s will be all the rage again, just like vinyls.
The fact that you breathe every single second of your live through streaming does not mean those who grew with real physical music releases have to follow through … There is a joy in owning lps and cds that you clearly cannot understand … but be free to mock us if that makes you happier. Why not?
im not mocking anyone , i grew up with cassette tapes
I hung my ESC 2020 poster up today. I dunno about the album, but I’ll definitely buy one of those commemorative coins.
Will Eurovision be in Rotterdam next year?
Who still buys records in 2020? Streaming is the thing now. Shocking how such a technically advanced organisation such as EBU isn’t putting anything out on Spotify…
I still buy CD’s so I’m really thrilled about this. I also use Spotify so I’m not a complete dinosaur, thank you. I am sure the album will be added to Spotify at the same time so chill out.
They haven’t added any of the previous albums so why would they add this? Most of the songs added were by Wiwibloggs or other sources, never EBU
Spotify is still a relatively new streaming service and thus having older albums be made available would mean the EBU will need to re-negotiate with publishers and record labels to have those compilations be made available in newer platforms. It’s doable but difficult. Some songs from those albums are available but not all entries from a given year (from at least 2015 and older)are in the service.
Spotify went public in selected countries in 2008.
I don’t know if they were first, but they were certainly not late. Of course YouTube existed, but they are not really an audio streaming service, even if it was and is being used like that in many parts of the world
I buy physical cd’s of my favourite artists and so Eurovision! And pay for Spotify as well. CD’s are something that never expires.
I’ve been wondering about this too. Same with the DVDs…I don’t want them to stop, but they probably will at some point. I still buy them, but really just as souvenirs. They mostly gather dust.
Actually I think the past two or three years, the EBU has had an official Spotify playlist instead of an Official Album on Spotify using the singles that the artists released themselves (with the exception of songs not on Spotify, those are released by the EBU then).
I still buy the CD every year but I do wish the album was available on Spotify too. It annoying to add the songs to my playlist individually and sometimes they aren’t on there
Best news in a long time!
Is it gonna feature the shortened version of “Fai Rumore”, though?
Plus any revamps we haven’t heard yet… (well, it’s only France that’s left).
Paaaarty for everybody DANCE!!!