The BBC is set to produce Eurovision: Come Together on the night of what would have been the final of Eurovision 2020.
Eurovision: Come Together is set to be broadcast on May 16 and is being produced by the BBC. The show replaces the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 which was officially cancelled by the European Broadcasting Union last week. The show according to the BBC will :
feature classic Eurovision performances, a look at what would have been in 2020 and entertaining interviews , including this year’s UK entry James Newman.
The European Broadcasting Union is also investigating potential alternative programming feature the artists and songs that were due to compete at Eurovision 2020. The EBU has currently no revealed any more details of the format.
The United Kingdom debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the contest. To date the UK has won the contest a total of five times, with their first victory coming in 1967 and their latest in 1997. The UK holds the record for the most second place finishes in the contest, having been runner-up a total of 15 times. Since 2000 the UK has finished within the top 10 only twice, this being in 2002 with Jessica Garlick and in 2009 with Jade Ewen.