Song Contest Cancellation
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was planned to be the 65th edition of the competition, and was due to take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, following the country's victory at the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the song "Arcade" performed by Duncan Laurence.
It would have been the fifth time that the Netherlands hosted the contest, the last edition having been the 1980 contest, and the first Eurovision event to be hosted in the country since the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012.
The contest would have been held at Rotterdam Ahoy; and was due to consist of two semi-finals on 12 and 14 May, and the final on 16 May 2020.
Forty-one countries were lined up to participate in the contest with Bulgaria and Ukraine set to return after their absences from the 2019 contest.
However, on 18 March 2020, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced that the event would be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic in Europe.
This marks the first time in the contest's 64-year history that it has been cancelled.
The EBU is now discussing carryovers for the 2021 contest, such as host city and participating artists, with various parties.
Superfan Panel & Contest Contenders
Despite the cancellation of this years live shows, the Eurovision Show's very own Superfan Panel has reviewed all of the songs that were due to compete. The responsibiity of allocating points to those contender songs in order to find a winner has rested in their hands, as we have searched for our ultimate 2020 winning entry with the Superfan Panel acting as jury!
The leaderboard on this page shows the total scores awarded by our four panelists for all of the songs, which were reviewed between February and May.
However, that isnt the end of our Eurovision 2020 journey because our mini-song contest had one more twist still to come! In the actual competition, the public televote points are not added until the very end of the scoring. In our contest, we too have an extra element of scoring to be added right at the very end!
Whilst reviewing the 41 songs over the past few weeks, our panel did not have the luxury of being able to compare all of the songs together, as would be the case at the actual contest.
So, having had the chance to hear all of the contenders, we locked our superfan panel away and subjected them to all 41 songs once again - back to back.
They were then asked to award additional points - from 1 to 8, 10 and 12 - which we are calling our "Hindsight Bonus".
These bonus points were then added to the Reviews Leaderboard giving us our final scores for all 41 entries.
We reveal the top 15 2020 songs in our special Contender Countdown show on May 16th - where you will find out which song is crowned as our Eurovision 2020 winner.