Eurovision alternative schedule tuesday 12 may

Eurovision 2020 is cancelled. But the spirit of the contest lives on, especially over the next seven days or so, in what would have been the week of the contest. Broadcasters all over Europe are organising their own alternative schedules and replacement shows.

And we’ve gone through the TV guides so you don’t have to! Listed below is all of the alternative Eurovision programming being broadcast on Tuesday 12 May.

Given the sheer amount of content, we haven’t been able to provide links. But most broadcasters should have online players. Geo-blocks may apply

These listings, while comprehensive, are not necessarily conclusive. If we are missing a show from your country, please let us know in the comments and we’ll update the post.

Find a week-long guide here.

All times are in CEST unless otherwise stated.

Eurovision 2020: Replacement Shows for Tuesday 12 May

Pick of the day: The Eurovision Song Celebration 2020 — Semi-Final One

🌍 21:00: YouTube

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 Eurovision Song Celebration 2020 is an online event to honour the competing acts of Eurovision 2020. There will be two shows, one for each semi. Tonight’s edition is for semi-final one as today is the date it was supposed to take part.

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. 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.

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 show will also include “Fan Recaps”.

Best of the rest

Eurovision: Stories You Haven’t Heard

🇱🇹 20:30 LRT —  (21:30 local time)

This special will feature the most memorable Eurovision performances of the last decade, as well as exploring untold stories and curiosities that took place both on stage and behind the scenes. It will include conversations with past Lithuanaina performers, examining the phenomenon of “Eurovision”. Questions up for discussion include – How do you win Eurovision, what is the “Eurovision formula”? Why do songs that don’t match this formula at all sometimes triumph? What is the secret to the contest’s popularity? What impact does neighbour voting have on the competition?

Eurovision Special Programme

🇲🇹 21:00: TVM

This will be a tribute to the singers and songs of Eurovision 2020. It will also feature some throwbacks to Malta’s finest and most memorable moments in the contest.

Eurovision Pre-party

🇮🇸 21:40: RÚV (19:40 local time)

During Easter RÚV started their annual panel show, “Alla leið”, which will be used as their jury vote in an alternative Eurovision show 2020. On May 2 a public vote was opened online where Icelanders can vote for their favourite, which will be used as an alternative televote. Tonight, the top 15 songs of the combined jury and televote will be played and the Icelandic public will be given the chance to vote for their favourite. In the end, we will have the song that would have, or might have, gotten the famous douze points from Iceland in the actual Eurovision 2020. The winner will be crowned on.

Tuesday 12 May — Full Guide

🇦🇺 05:30: SBS: Eurovision 2016 — Dami (13:30 local time AEST)

🇫🇮 13:50 YLE TV2 — Eurovision Diaries (14:50 local time)

🇮🇸 15:50: RÚV — Eurovision 1999 in Jerusalem (13:50 local time)

🇫🇮 18:52 YLE TV2 — Eurovision Diaries (19:52 local time)

🇱🇹 20:30 LRT — Eurovision: Stories You Haven’t Heard (21:30 local time)

🇧🇬 21:00: BNT 1 — Eurovision 2007 grand final (22:00 local time)

🇲🇹 21:00: TVM — Eurovision Special Programme

🌍 21:00: YouTube — The Eurovision Song Celebration 2020

🇮🇸 21:40: RÚV — Eurovision Pre-party (19:40 local time)

Will you watch any of the shows tonight? Which one has caught your eye? Let us know in the comments.

Read our complete week-long Eurovision 2020 replacement shows guide.

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poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
4 months ago

Anyone know whether the celebration on the ESC channel is going to be Geoblocked in the US? I’ll be fine because I have a VPN but I have friends who might be interested that don’t have one

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 months ago

VPN or a proxy site that works. I got a VPN for the first time, specifically to watch the ESC and other videos that U.S. copyright thugs might try to block. Then came the virus… ??

Fatima
Fatima
4 months ago

Where on YouTube will be the ‘celebration’? Thanks.

Fatima
Fatima
4 months ago

Thanks, I wasn’t going to watch it until your reminder. I did and thoroughly enjoyed it. The think Lithuania would have ‘won’ on the night

My Tears Are Getting Sober
My Tears Are Getting Sober
4 months ago

What is the running order? Will we find out during the show?

Conor K
Conor K
4 months ago

I wish RTÉ would show old contests on TV! They show old sports finals but not ESC sadly

Cameron
Cameron
4 months ago
Reply to  Conor K

Probably wouldn’t bring in enough viewers, sport is missed much more than Eurovision at the moment, that’s probably why, it’s all about viewership

Fionn
Fionn
4 months ago
Reply to  Conor K

That would be class

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
4 months ago
Reply to  Conor K

I guess it’s a good thing the ESC channel has some. If you have an HDMI chord to connect your computer to your TV than you can watch it on your TV

Sarah Carroll
Sarah Carroll
4 months ago
Reply to  Conor K

I want the euro vision song contest back this year it is possible can you reschedule the later month to later date all other sports are coming back not this one please I want that back for this year can you make that happen