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26 January, 2022
 
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Eurovision 2020 cancelled amid Covid-19 pandemic

It is the first time the event has not taken place since it began in 64 years ago

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The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest has become the latest high profile cultural event to be hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with the annual song competition delayed until 2021.

Due to be held in Rotterdam on May 16, the European Broadcasting Union issued a statement on Wednesday expressing its “deep regret” for the event’s cancellation.

The EBU has said discussions are ongoing with Rotterdam about the hosting of the event next year. While it is expected that all this year’s acts will be invited to take part again, it is unclear if the same songs will be eligible.

The statement said: “we would ask people to bear with us while we work through the ramification of this unprecedented decision”.

It is the first time the event has not taken place since it began in 64 years ago.

 

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