UA:PBC has revealed that it will be broadcasting the Eurovision Song Celebration 2020 on May 14.
The Ukrainian public broadcaster UA:PBC has confirmed that it will be broadcasting Eurovision Song Celebration 2020 on May 14. The first show which will feature the Ukrainian participants Go_A will be broadcast on UA:First, the day after the show is live streamed on YouTube.
Ukraine is to date the only nation that has stated it will be broadcasting Eurovision Song Celebration 2020, which replaces the cancelled Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals.
What is Eurovision Song Celebration 2020?
Eurovision Song Celebration 2020 will air on the official Eurovision YouTube channel at 21:00 CEST on May 12 and 14. Both shows will highlight the songs that would have taken part in either semi-final in a non-competitive format. All the songs will be played out in the official Semi-Final running orders decided by this year’s producers.
On Tuesday 12 May, the EBU will spotlight the songs that would have been shown in the first Semi-Final including host country the Netherlands and 2 of the Big 5 countries: Germany and Italy. The second online show, broadcast on Thursday 14 May, will feature the songs chosen for the second Semi-Final and will include the rest of the Big 5 countries: France, Spain and the United Kingdom.
During the shows, a Fan Recap of the songs will air in place of an ordinary recap.
Ukraine first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, when Oleksandr Ponomariov performed “Hasta la vista”. The following year Ruslana brought the country their first win with the song “Wild Dances”. It was a feat that would be replicated in 2016 by Jamala with her song “1944”; her emotionally charged song scored a record 534 points to take victory in Stockholm. In 2017 O.Torvald represented the country on home soil with the song “Time”. The group finished in 24th place, Ukraine’s worst result at the contest to date.