Eurovision 2020 All 41 Competing Acts

While the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 won’t be taking place, fans will still have the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of the Eurovision semi-finals. The EBU has announced it will hold the Eurovision Song Celebration 2020 — two online events to honour the competing acts of Eurovision 2020

The two Eurovision Song Celebration events will take place on Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 14 May — the dates originally intended for the semi-finals of Eurovision 2020. The shows will stream on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

The semi-final allocations were drawn back in January — and those allocations will be kept for the shows. As well, the songs will be played in the producer-decided running order that had been intended for the now-cancelled live Eurovision shows. This running order will be revealed at a later date.

While the EBU has not specified details of the song performances, it is thought that they will use existing national final performances or music videos, rather than new “at home” performances.

As Eurovision 2020 has been cancelled, this event will be non-competitive and no vote will be held. The events are intended to “spotlight the songs” that would have been competing in the song contest this year.

The EBU says the Eurovision Song Celebration will complement the show Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, which will screen on Saturday 16 May.

The show will include “Fan Recaps”

Eurovision fans are being given the opportunity to get involved with “Fan Recaps”. Instead of the classic Eurovision recap of the previously seen performances, this time fans will be given the opportunity to “sing, dance, jump and party along to your most-loved Eurovision songs of 2020.”

Fans are asked to perform along to the EBU’s recap video and submit their own videos by 5 May. See full entry details here.

Eurovision Song Celebration 2020

Full running order will be revealed at a later date.

Show 1 – Tuesday 12 May 2020, 21:00 CET

First half

  • Australia: Montaigne – “Don’t Break Me”
  • Belarus: VAL – “Da vidna (Да відна)”
  • Ireland: Lesley Roy – “Story of My Life”
  • Lithuania: The Roop – “On Fire”
  • North Macedonia: Vasil – “You”
  • Russia: Little Big – “Uno”
  • Slovenia: Ana Soklič – “Voda”
  • Sweden: The Mamas – “Move”

Second half

  • Azerbaijan: Efendi – “Cleopatra”
  • Belgium: Hooverphonic – “Release Me”
  • Croatia: Damir Kedžo – “Divlji vjetre”
  • Cyprus: Sandro – “Running”
  • Israel: Eden Alene – “Feker libi”
  • Malta: Destiny – “All of My Love”
  • Norway: Ulrikke – “Attention”
  • Romania: Roxen – “Alcohol You”
  • Ukraine: Go_A – “Solovey”

Automatic qualifiers

  • Germany: Ben Dolic – “Violent Thing”
  • Italy: Diodato – “Fai rumore”
  • Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy – “Grow”

Show 2 – Thursday 14 May 2020, 21:00 CET

First half

  • Austria: Vincent Bueno – “Alive”
  • Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – “Kemama”
  • Estonia: Uku Suviste – “What Love Is”
  • Greece: Stefania – “Supergirl”
  • Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – “Think About Things”
  • Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – “Prison”
  • Poland: Alicja – “Empires”
  • San Marino: Senhit – “Freaky!”
  • Serbia: Hurricane – “Hasta la vista”

Second half

  • Albania: Arilena Ara – “Fall from the Sky”
  • Armenia: Athena Manoukian – “Chains on You”
  • Bulgaria: Victoria – “Tears Getting Sober”
  • Denmark: Ben & Tan – “Yes”
  • Finland: Aksel – “Looking Back”
  • Georgia: Tornike Kipiani – “Take Me as I Am”
  • Latvia: Samanta Tīna – “Still Breathing”
  • Portugal: Elisa – “Medo de sentir”
  • Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – “Répondez-moi”

Automatic qualifiers

  • France: Tom Leeb – “Mon alliée (The Best in Me)”
  • Spain: Blas Cantó – “Universo”
  • United Kingdom: James Newman – “My Last Breath”

The Eurovision Song Celebration 2020 will screen on Tuesday 12 May and Thursday 14 May at 21:00 CET on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

What do you think? Will you be tuning into the Eurovision Song Celebration? What do you think the running order will be? And will you be making a fan video?

Read more Eurovision 2020 news here

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Jake Dallas
Jake Dallas
6 months ago

My Prediction

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

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

Álex
Álex
6 months ago

I would definitely NOT start a show like this with a ballad, and second in the running order I still consider the start. I can’t understand why everyone would place a ballad right after the first performance. For me it breaks the rhythm so soon, and we should wait until at least third or fourth to make it a rest from the uptempo ones.

Erik
Erik
6 months ago

Automatic qualifiers to the non existent final ???

Max Mark
Max Mark
6 months ago

I expert this one:

SEMI 1
1 Lithuania
2 Slovenia
3 North – Macedonia
4 Australia
5 Sweden
6 Ireland
7 Belarus
8 Russia
9 Croatia
10 Azerbaijan
11 Norway
12 Ukraine
13 Malta
14 Belgium
15 Cyprus
16 Romania
17 Israel

SEMI 2
1 Serbia
2 Moldova
3 Greece
4 San Marino
5 Estonia
6 Austria
7 Czech Republic
8 Poland
9 Iceland
10 Finland
11 Armenia
12 Switzerland
13 Latvia
14 Portugal
15 Georgia
16 Bulgaria
17 Albania
18 Denmark

An American ESC Fan
An American ESC Fan
6 months ago

Semi- Final 1 1. Sweden 2. Slovenia 3. Ireland 4. North Macedonia 5. Russia 6. Belarus 7. Australia 8. Lithuania 9. Croatia 10. Malta 11. Romania 12. Cyprus 13. Azerbaijan 14. Belgium 15. Ukraine 16. Norway 17. Israel Semi-Final 2 1. Serbia 2. Estonia 3. Poland 4. Czech Republic 5. Greece 6. Moldova 7. Iceland 8. Austria 9. San Marino 10. Bulgaria 11. Armenia 12. Finland 13. Latvia 14. Portugal 15. Georgia 16. Switzerland 17. Albania 18. Denmark SF2 was a nightmare to sort through since in the first half, you have mostly radio-friendly pop songs (with one or two… Read more »

KaiHa
KaiHa
6 months ago

Running Order:

Semifinal 1:

1. Sweden
2. Belarus
3. Slovenia
4. North Macedonia
5. Russia
6. Ireland
7. Lithuania
8. Australia
9. Belgium
10. Cyprus
11. Romania
12. Ukraine
13. Malta
14. Croatia
15. Azerbaijan
16. Norway
17. Israel

Semifinal 2:

1. Austria
2. Estonia
3. San Marino
4. Moldova
5. Czech Republic
6. Iceland
7. Serbia
8. Poland
9. Greece
10. Finland
11. Latvia
12. Albania
13. Bulgaria
14. Denmark
15. Switzerland
16. Armenia
17. Portugal
18. Georgia

Milan Lilic
Milan Lilic
6 months ago
Reply to  KaiHa

My running order sami final 1is 01serbia02 Belarus 03 romania 04 norway 05northmacedonia 06slovenia 07Australia 08 Sweden 09Lithuania 10croatia 11 malta 12arzebaian 13 syprus 14Israel 15Belgium 16 ireland 17 Russia

Aleksandar
Aleksandar
6 months ago

My running order
Semi final 1
01 Belarus
02 Slovenia
03 North Macedonia
04 Sweden
05 Lithuania
06 Australia
07 Russia
08 Ireland
09 Malta
10 Croatia
11 Azerbaijan
12 Romania
13 Norway
14 Cyprus
15 Ukraine
16 Belgium
17 Israel
Semi final 2
01 Austria
02 Moldova
03 San Marino
04 Czech Republic
05 Poland
06 Serbia
07 Iceland
08 Estonia
09 Greece
10 Finland
11 Georgia
12 Albania
13 Portugal
14 Latvia
15 Switzerland
16 Armenia
17 Bulgaria
18 Denmark

Noah
Noah
6 months ago

First Semi Final:
1. Ireland
2. North Macedonia
3. Australia
4. Russia
5. Sweden
6. Lithuania
7. Slovenia
8. Belarus
9. Croatia
10. Israel
11. Romania
12. Ukraine
13. Cyprus
14. Norway
15. Azerbaijan
16. Belgium
17. Malta

Second Semi Final:
1. Austria
2. Estonia
3. San Marino
4. Moldova
5. Iceland
6. Greece
7. Poland
8. Serbia
9. Czech Republic
10. Bulgaria
11. Latvia
12. Finland
13. Albania
14. Georgia
15. Portugal
16. Armenia
17. Switzerland
18. Denmark

Fan From Texas
Fan From Texas
6 months ago
Reply to  Noah

Your openers and closers for both semifinals are spot on. Since I love LAT, I would switch that one with Armenia.

Noah
Noah
6 months ago
Reply to  Fan From Texas

The first half of SF1 was kinda hard due to the reason there is only one ballad (Slovenia) and mostly up-tempo songs

Arrivederci
Arrivederci
6 months ago

If we use these numbers with the tie breaker rule (since everyone technically has nil points) this would make Australia the winner by default

Arrivederci
Arrivederci
6 months ago
Reply to  Arrivederci

For example, in 2015, Austria and Germany both got nil points, however Germany still came last because it was performed later than Austria.

Denis
Denis
6 months ago
Reply to  Arrivederci

No, Germany came last because Austria was the host. Technical default.

Ulvi
Ulvi
6 months ago
Reply to  Arrivederci

?

Alex
Alex
6 months ago

So that leaves France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK without a number. Oof.

Milo Epsilon
Milo Epsilon
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I guess they will be put among the semi finalists just as if they were semi finalists too. What would be the point to have a running order for a non competitive show if they give us three more songs at the end that are qualified for a final that will never exist ?

Laburnum
Laburnum
6 months ago

Semi 2:
1. Austria
2. Poland
3. San Marino
4. Czech Republic
5. Greece
6. Estonia
7. Moldova
8. Iceland
9. Serbia
10. Albania
11. Finland
12. Armenia
13. Portugal
14. Denmark
15. Switzerland
16. Georgia
17. Bulgaria
18. Latvia

Laburnum
Laburnum
6 months ago

Semi 1:
1. Sweden
2. Australia
3. North Macedonia
4. Lithuania
5. Slovenia
6. Belarus
7. Ireland
8. Russia
9. Belgium
10. Cyprus
11. Romania
12. Israel
13. Norway
14. Azerbaijan
15. Croatia
16. Malta
17. Ukraine

PP77
PP77
6 months ago

SF1
1.RUS
2.SLO
3.IRE
4.LIT
5.MAC
6.SWE
7.BLR
8.AUS
9.CYP
10.BEL
11.AZE
12.NOR
13.UKR
14.ROM
15.MAL
16.CRO
17.ISR

SF2
1.SRB
2.EST
3.AUT
4.MOL
5.ICE
6.CZE
7.SM
8.POL
9.GRE
10.POR
11.LAT
12.FIN
13.ALB
14.BUL
15.ARM
16.SWI
17.GEO
18.DEN

Tom
Tom
6 months ago

2 semi: 1, Austria, 2, Moldova, 3,San Marino, 4, Estonia, 5, Serbia, 6, Poland, 7, CZ, 8, Greece, 9, Iceland.
10. Albania, 11. GEORGIA, 12. Bulgaria, 13. Armenia. 14. Switzerland. 15. Denmark. 16. Portugal, 17. Finland, 18 Latvia

Tom
Tom
6 months ago

Semi1
1Russia.
2 Slovenia.
3Australia
4Lithuania
5 Sweden
6NM
7Ireland
8Belarus
9Romania
10Cyprus
11 Belgium
12Israel
13 Croatia
14 Malta
15 Ukraine
16 Norway
17 Azerbaijan

Thanos
Thanos
6 months ago

I am gonna leave my guesses for the running order here, hope my experience as a fan since 2014 will help me get some things right Semi final 1: 1. Russia 2. Belarus 3. Slovenia 4. Ireland 5. Australia 6. Lithuania 7. North Macedonia 8. Sweden 9. Croatia 10. Ukraine 11. Norway 12. Israel 13. Romania 14. Cyprus 15. Malta 16. Belgium 17. Azerbaijan Semi final 2: 1.Czech Republic 2. Estonia 3. Poland 4. San Marino 5. Iceland 6. Austria 7. Greece 8. Moldova 9. Serbia 10. Portugal 11. Georgia 12. Armenia 13. Finland 14. Switzerland 15. Denmark 16. Bulgaria… Read more »

sam
sam
6 months ago

belarus and estonia will go second. they scream second slot in the running order

Alex
Alex
6 months ago
Reply to  sam

Slovenia says hi.

yodenman
yodenman
6 months ago

Apologies but I must be totally stupid. Am I missing something here. They are running all the songs on their official YouTube channel. You can already watch them any time at your leisure. Surely they must be some extras like a presenter or commentary of some kind. I don’t understand why they are doing this.

Andy
Andy
6 months ago

I quite hope that EBU has learned a lesson from this about business continuity plans. Of course a pandemic of this scale is one-off hopefully but I am surprised that there was no plan b at all. Personally, going forward I would ask the countries to prepare videos of their song in a stage-type setting instead of videoclips. It probably costs the same money and then there is uniformity across all participants. In that way, even if the contest is cancelled, you can at least have a show which is easier to the eye rather than watching MTV in 2000… Read more »

James
James
6 months ago
Reply to  Andy

They probably have a contingency plan for every situation except a modern-day pandemic.

GIOLO
GIOLO
6 months ago
Reply to  Andy

Yes, such a ridicoulous decision to cancel Eurovision to fight such a silly pandemich that killed over 3 milion of people in the world!
What were they thinking?

Marv
Marv
6 months ago
Reply to  GIOLO

3 million infected, not killed! Get your facts straight

Milo Epsilon
Milo Epsilon
6 months ago

I first said to myself : wait is their running order really based on the alphabetic order ?
Then I re-read this “Full running order will be revealed at a later date.”
I guess it’s morning glory !

Denis
Denis
6 months ago

See, why wasn’t this the official replacement instead of that lame cover show Shine a Light? Cause this is an actual good idea!

James
James
6 months ago
Reply to  Denis

To complement the show on Saturday.

Denis
Denis
6 months ago
Reply to  James

Yes, but it should have been the replacement all along. Not that Light a Light show or whatever it’s called

Denis
Denis
6 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Keep telling yourself that. Whatever makes you feel good..
I think we are more fans than you, the person who spams and trolls every person who aren¨t happy over the fact that we won’t get a contest of any kind,at all. Since that is the essence of the show and why we are fans to begin with. So ow much of a fan are you?

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago

Even if its not necessarily the real thing, I am excited for it, as well as excited to see the running order. Hope everyone is doing well. 🙂

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
6 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

ok I don’t get why I’m being downvoted but alrighty then

Kent
Kent
6 months ago

the question is…will the live stream on Youtube be geo-blocked???

DomuX32
DomuX32
6 months ago
Reply to  Kent

VPN my friend.

Donkey
Donkey
6 months ago

No competition. Not interested

James
James
6 months ago
Reply to  Donkey

No large gatherings + travel restrictions + pandemic = No competition.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
6 months ago
Reply to  James

Couldn’t people vote from home? Juries as well?

Nata
Nata
6 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Why not? A competition can still be held, just don’t make the results official.

James
James
6 months ago
Reply to  Nata

They don’t have a ready accounting firm to scrutinize votes from 41 countries.

Milo Epsilon
Milo Epsilon
6 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

I’dd add to James and Ana’s reasons that juries couldn’t be in the same room. When you see we already have some problems (not to say suspicious voting) when they are, I could easily imagine how easily they could do what they want if they are seperated. Also, it would be problematic as they usually vote the night before, now with two seperate votes to add in a single night, including one for which you have to gather individual votes from 205 people from 41 countries (Of course you could ask juries to vote earlier, but what guarantees do you… Read more »

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
6 months ago
Reply to  Milo Epsilon

Well, it’s anyway going to be a different year, a very different situation
So like Nata said, it could have been at least unofficial

James
James
6 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

If you want to see an unofficial set of results, there’s Eurojury 2020.

Milo Epsilon
Milo Epsilon
6 months ago
Reply to  James

Don’t forget all these useless scoreboard simulations on youtube based on… well nearly nothing. I don’t even know why people waste time watching these.

Donkey
Donkey
6 months ago
Reply to  James

Yes I know that I didn’t mean it that way. I meant why not just have some sort of competition to have an unofficial winner. It just feels empty without one. Of course all in lock down I’m not dumb

Donkey
Donkey
6 months ago
Reply to  Donkey

Oop I’ve caused a riot