Euclovision Song Contest 2020
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|Euclovision Song Contest 2020|
|Semi-final 1||21 April 2020|
|Semi-final 2||22 April 2020|
|Final||25 April 2020|
|Venue||Puyenbroek Stadium, Kesselbourg City, Kesselbourg|
|Executive supervisor||Daan Hatgers|
|Number of entries||25 in the final|
|Voting system||Each country ranks the other participants in descending order from one. The nation with the lowest score wins.|
The 2020 Euclovision Song Contest was the Euclovision Song Contest's 61st edition. It was hosted in Kesselbourg City, Kesselbourg, following the victory of Georges Redding with his song Wakker Worden at Samistopol, Narozalica in the previous year. The contest marked the first time that Kesselbourg had hosted the competition since the original hosting in 1959. The event was organised by the Euclean Broadcasting Union, in cooperation with other global broadcasters.
Over forty nations took part in the event, with a larger-than-usual 25 reaching the finals. Remarkably, for the first time in the Song Contest's history, the host nation did not advance into the final.
Gaullica won the competition with Violaine Rousseau's Yeux d'ocean'. The competition also marked the first time in history where the first and second placed nations were only separated by a point: 154 and 155 respectively.
As the result was announced that Georges Redding had won Euclovision 2019 in Samistopol, Narozalica, preparations for the country's hosting of the next event began almost overnight. Numerous city councils and broadcasting companies began the processes of applying to host the event. Given that it was the first instance of hosting Euclovision since its original broadcasting in 1959, KRT conferred hosting to the city of Kesselbourg City in commemoration of its role in establishing the contest.
Provisional list of participating countries
|Azmara||Freissun||Pay No Mind||Azmaran|
|Caldia||Alaois Mac Toimin||Bhíomar Ró-óg||Ghaillish|
|Dezevau||Sun Singers||Hymn to Light||Estmerish|
|East Miersa/ West Miersa||GraRoku and Klaudia||Love Across Borders||Miersan|
|Eldmark||Kallt är Natten||En Blekvit Häst||Ostisk|
|Emessa||Kalċidon & Mattheus||Debout/Wieqaf||Gaullican/Badaviu|
|Garambura||Olivia Le Sueur||Quand vas tu rentrer?||Gaullican/veRwizi/Sisulu|
|Gaullica||Violaine Rousseau||Yeux d'océan||Gaullican|
|Halland||Tireann feat. Ashaquid||The Asterian Plains||Ghailish|
|Imagua and the Assimas||Reg Sharp||Breathtaking||Estmerish|
|Lemovicia||Txordon Amaroz and Orrao Harambure||Jaiak zure belarrietarako||Lemovician|
|Narozalica||Koztik||Spirit - Дух||Narodyn|
|Nuvania||Ella Becker||Just Tell Me||Estmerish|
|Ordennya||Irene||Bara du och jag||Ostisk|
|Slirnia||Jelena Filipović||Ne počinj sada||Slirnijan|
|Zaralaja||Liliana Muñoz and Salvador Xirau||diecisiete||Auratian|
Countries that failed to qualify
|Auratia||Pedro||Baila El Chiki Chiki||Auratian|
|Hennehouwe||Machine||Baby Bye Bye||Hennish/Gaullican|
|Montecara||Doroteo Pupa||Satrian Karma||Montecaran|
|Poliania||Lena and Antoni||We Are Marolevs||Polianian|
|Werania||Together!||We Are the Winners!||Visoclesian|
Countries by ranking
|3||East Miersa and West Miersa||161|
|19||Imagua and the Assimas||280|
*A tie in score indicates the country with a higher ranking was awarded more first place finishes in the vote tallying.
Maracao's decision to send Lílian Alves to Euclovision was met with disapproval amongst conservative media outlets and newspapers across the countries the event was scheduled to be broadcast in. Notably, Etrurian ARE and Polianian RTV initially lodged complaints as associate broadcasters.
Alves, a male-to-female transgender woman, was the subject to numerous derogatory and inflammatory comments on Euclovision's website. Euclovision's team responded by temporarily banning comments on multiple threads, adding that it respected the "individual beliefs" of all who watch Euclovision, but reserved the right to "moderate when such beliefs infringed on the well-being of others".
Violaine Rousseau, the winner of Euclovision 2020, defended Alves. Both women are known to be close friends. In her victorious speech at the ceremony's closing, she invited Alves up to speak with her. Rousseau concluded her remarks with an audible "#transrights", which was censored on re-runs in Amathia, Etruria and Poliania.