The city of Rotterdam is interested in hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020, joining an extensive list of potential cities.
Rotterdam is interested in hosting the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, and will discuss the matter in the coming weeks. Local politicians as well as the manager of the Ahoy Rotterdam have given their support to a potential bid to host the competition next May.
The Ahoy Rotterdam, which has previously hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, has already informed Dutch press that it wants to hold the competition. The arena stated that it would be open to accommodate the competition, after Duncan Laurence won last night.
Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands and has over 2.2 million people living in the wider metro area. The Ahoy Rotterdam is capable of holding up to 15,000 spectators.
Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Arcade”. After 44 years of waiting the Netherlands took victory scoring a total of 492 points.
Who is Duncan Laurence?
Duncan Laurence is originally from Spijkenisse, born in 1994. This year he graduated from the Rock Academy in Tilburg where he studied to become a singer-songwriter as well as music producer. He has also spent time previously in London and Stockholm writing music. He was internally selected in January by the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS to represent the nation in the 2019 contest.
Source: RTV Rijnmond