OREANDA-NEWS. The European Broadcasting Union announced the cancellation of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in 2020, which was to be held in Rotterdam (Netherlands) in May.

A message about this is published on the official website of the competition. “It is with deep regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam. Over the past few weeks, we have explored many alternative options to allow the Eurovision Song Contest to go ahead. However, the uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19 throughout Europe – and the restrictions put in place by the governments of the participating broadcasters and the Dutch authorities – means the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has taken the difficult decision to not continue with the live event as planned,” the statement says.

The organizers assured that the negotiations on holding Eurovision in 2021 will continue.