The Head of Show for Eurovision 2020 has confirmed some small but key details for this years contest in Rotterdam.
Speaking to Ad.nl the Head of Show for Eurovision 2020 has confirmed that he will be making small changes to how the contest will run. The Opening Ceremony will be remaining in the show as “a moment of national pride” but Gerben Bakker confirmed:
I’m going to speed up that parade a bit: sometimes it lasted fifteen minutes, really too long.
As previously confirmed the Opening Ceremony will combine a performance by Dutch DJ Pieter Gabriel;
It provides the party vibe. At all shows we start with spectacular, cool images of a group of freestyle dancers traveling through the Netherlands.
Unlike previous contests where humor has been a major part of the script, Mr Bakker confirmed that there will not be any scripted jokes forced into the script:
I will not include any jokes in the script. I do not believe that humor actually works that way, and certainly not for such an event in which all sorts of different countries with a different sense of humor participate. The really nice jokes arise from a situation, when the presenters respond to an incident or comment, and they get that space.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 takes place in the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on the 12th, 14th and 16th of May. The Netherlands won the right to host the competition following their win in 2019 with Duncan Laurence and the song “Arcade”.