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Rotterdam 2020

Senhit: A painful but inevitable choice

Senhit, the Italian singer who was about to represent San Marino for the second time, stated the following on her facebook page: I am very sorry. As you know, the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has been cancelled. A painful but inevitable choice for our health. But the music stays and, nowadays, it can give us the strength to go on. #Freaky is a song to celebrate life, freedom, love in all its forms. Today, more than ever, we need to feel close to each other, to dance and to smile. Nevertheless, do not stop doing that. ????For this reason, in the next few days, I will share with you the choreography of #Freaky that I made together with luca Tommassini “cause life goes by too quickly now not be freakin up”. ????

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Hooverphonic: safety and security priority

It is not sure whether Hooverphonic will be present at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. At least the band itself wants to. This is what they stated: While we regret the unfortunate chain of events, we fully understand and support the EBU’s decision to cancel the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. World health, safety and security will and should always be anyone’s top priority. We wish to express our deepest sympathies to every party involved, and would also like to thank all people that are risking their lives on a daily basis, in order to help and cure others.We hope to send you some positive vibes about ESC soon!In the meantime, stay healthy, stay safe & stay positive!

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Go-A represents Ukraine in 2021

There will be no national final in Ukraine next year. The contestant is already chosen by Ukrainian tv: it’s gonna be Go-A. They stated this on their facebook page: Hi friends!⠀You have probably seen that this year’s Eurovision was canceled for obvious reasons.⠀But we are glad to inform you that we will still represent Ukraine next year at the Eurovision 2021.⠀UA: FIRST and STB will not carry out an additional national selection in 2021. This was stated on the official website of Eurovision in Ukraine.⠀We are very grateful to each of you for the support and crazy emotions you have given us. For believing in yourself and a victorious spirit. For overturning our world and becoming such a close musical family!⠀Take care of yourself and your loved ones, watch your health! And when the situation stabilizes – we will definitely meet at concerts and festival venues.⠀We love you!Your Go_A

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Destiny: I stand heartbroken

On her Instagram page, Maltese Destiny published the following statement: Just received the news that this year’s eurovision is cancelled. Whilst waiting for a clear way forward & what will actually happen in 2021 , I stand heartbroken and a bit sad in these uncertain and challenging times. Our safety has to come first !Last but not least, a thank you to all my team. This year has already been such a great experience and I will be forever grateful for all the work you have done in this wonderful journey. No words can thank you enough ❤! To all Eurovision fans out there, my thoughts are with you as well. ???? Marin Babanov Stay Safe and Take Care,Destiny

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Damir Kedžo: the current conditions are daunting

Croatian contestant Damir Kedžo also reacts on the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest. He states the following on his facebook page:  Performing on Eurovision is a dream come true and I can’t wait to stand and sing on that big stage one day. Under normal circumstances , Eurovision is a joy of music enjoyed by Europe and much of the world. The show is watched on average by 180 million people who enjoy music and , diversity of music , culture and that is the beauty of Eurovision. The conditions in which the world is currently are neither cheerful nor optimistic, they are daunting and it is a priority to preserve the health of ourselves , our loved ones and all the people around us. That is why I welcome the decision of cancellation and I cannot wait for the end of the pandemic and Eurovision 2021 performance in Rotterdam. Love you all. Take care. It is not known whether Damir will take part in next years contest.

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Ulrikke wants to sit down with NRK

It is not sure whether we will se Ulrikke Brandstorp as the 2021 contestant for Norway, but at least the wish to participate is there.  On her facebook page, Ulrikke states the following: We have been looking very much forward to being able to represent Norway in Rotterdam, but right now it is about more important things than a music competition, it is about life and health. I fully understand that the organizers have come to this decision, so the focus now is on stopping the corona virus around the world. Of course I’m sorry too, but now I have to sit down with NRK and find out more about what this means ❤️

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Little Big: spread CorUNO virus

Also the Russian band Little Big, who were supposed to represent their country, had a statement on their website: For sure, you have heard that Eurovision-2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19 worldwidespread. We regret about it and we also assume that this is the only proper decision in such a situation. Since we were announced as participants, we experienced a huge support from our fans around the whole world. We thank each one of you who listened to UNO, watched music video and believed in our victory! Let corUNOvirus continue despite any danger of real virus!

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Statement of The Mamas

The Mamas will not go to Eurovision 2021, unless they win Melodifestivalen 2021. Sweden will have a national selection. On their facebookpage, The Mamas stated this: We of course respect the decision that has now been made. During the current emergency crisis situation that we are all in, the problem is bigger than the fact that we can’t go to Rotterdam.Of course, we are incredibly sorry on a personal level that we and our song are now not allowed to compete in the world’s largest music competition after winning the Swedish competition. We’ve so looked forward to being able to represent Sweden with Move. We hope that people continue to listen to our song with the message that we can move mountains together, something that feels extra relevant today when everyone has to take responsibility and do the right thing. If we help each other in this difficult time, maybe something good can come from it in the end. Our thoughts go out to the organizer of ESC, who has worked hard in the head-wind. Take care of each other! – The Mamas

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The Roop: health is above all contests

This is what Lithuanian contestants The Roop stated on their facebook page: It’s sad, we don’t want to deny it. But health is above all contests. We promise not to lay down our hands and continue to spread the song and its dance around the world. Currently, the piece is beginning to reach foreign radio stations. We have already seen that “On Fire” is a very popular song and its path to people’s hearts is just beginning. We have succeeded in creating what unites people and spreads positivity. That is what we all desperately need now. And remember, it is not the competition itself that gives meaning to the song, but the people listening to the song. So, each of us can be an ambassador for a song and promote it. This year Lithuania has been highly regarded in the competition and that is already a great achievement. We have already proven that we can be visible, courageous, professional, we can be leaders. We wish you all the same for all of us and stay in our lives. The group hopes to see what happens next with the competition in the near future – whether they have to go out in a year or whether they’ll have to rebuild everything. Currently, members of THE ROOP are quarantined at home and use this time to create new songs.

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Jeangu Macrooy will be in next year’s Eurovision!

Jeangu Macrooy is chosen to represent the Netherlands at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, that means in 2021. This is what he says on facebook: Hi everyone, I’ve just heard that the Eurovision Song Contest has been cancelled for this year and will be postponed to next year. It feels unreal, I was in such a good flow with my team. The preparations were going well and just as many others, I was looking forward to the contest. However, there’s something way more important right now: everyone’s health and wellbeing. So I completely understand the decision that has been made. I will use the upcoming period to rest and hopefully later this year, in good health, we can all look forward to a wonderful Eurovision Song Contest. Together with #TeamJeangu. Thank you AVROTROS for your support. For now, I’d like to wish you all strength and a good recovery for the people who are ill. Get well soon and take good care of each other! ❤

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