Speaking in his exclusive interview with The Euro Trip podcast, Executive Producer Sietse Bakker explained the theme music originally planned for the 2020 contest will not be used this year.
When asked whether any of the organiser’s plans for last year’s contest would be used in May, he explained there were many things which had to change.
“When we started a new in September, we put everything on the table and asked do we want to keep this? For a lot of things the answer was yes, because we believed in it.”
“We also realised we needed to rethink certain elements, because it’s different times… it’s only appropriate to tell a different story.”
Addressing a question on this year’s theme music specifically, Sietse said the team believed they should make a change.
“We changed the theme music, you’ll never know what we planned for 2020. But we saw an opportunity there to take it to the next level.”
“If you are in a creative process and you create something, the longer you stare at it the more you will want to make changes.”
Sietse addresses many of the challenges of organising the contest in the midst of a pandemic during the interview, as well as refusing to rule out an audience made entirely of Dutch fans in May.
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About The Euro Trip
The Euro Trip is a podcast available on Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify with Rob Lilley and James Rowe bringing you a weekly show featuring big guests and fun games from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Brought to you by Eurovoix, every Wednesday Rob and James will be bringing you interviews with some of the biggest names from the contest, finding out what makes them tick and giving us their memories of performing on the Eurovision stage.
Games will also keep the listeners entertained with the European Quiz and the One Second Song featuring in the weekly show. In addition, they’ll also bring you the very latest news.
Hosts Rob and James have been fans of the contest for well over a decade, with Rob having been the presenter of Eurovoix’s Eurojury for the past five years and James having produced the last two editions.