Duncan breaks up, Georgian song selected internally and Al Bano tease potential Sanremo comeback. Read all the latest news across the continent regarding your favourite Eurostars and the national procedures for Eurovision 2020.
Al Bano Carrisi recently spoke to OGGI MAGAZINE leaving open doors for potential comeback to Sanremo Festival in 2020. He also revealed that he is recording a new song with Romina Power rolling out that the song is made for the festival.
THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
AVROTROS has announced the new six-person committee that will select the Netherlands entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Radio DJs Coen Swijnenberg and Sander Lantinga join the selection committee, bringing with them extensive experience within the music industry. They are joined by Joyce Hoedelmans who has been a part of the Dutch delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest since 2014. The three members remaining on the committee for 2020 are Eric van Stade (Director Genera of AVROTROS), Cornald Maas (Commentator) and Jan Smit (Commentator).
THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
Eurovision 2019 winner, Duncan Laurence, spoke recently about his break up with his companion, Gerco Derksen. The break up was peaceful and the relations remain amicable. Gerco Derksen was also in Tel Aviv but kept low profile. Duncan also said to the fans and those who send him messages to get a date with him, that he prefers a face to face meet. In the meantime, he teases new single, soon.
No regrets, no wasted tears
Cause all the things we felt were real
Still it hurts, when two hearts part
Cause after all we were in love
Surely time will pass and we’ll move along…
To feel it was best for both of us. #thankyouforeverything
— dunclaurence (@dunclaurence) August 21, 2019
Georgian national broadcaster clarified that there will be a change in the selection for Eurovision 2020. Although IDOL winner will represent the country in Rotterdam, the song will be chosen through internal selection by a committee formed by Giorgi Asanishvili, Lana Kutateladze, David Evgenidze, Natia Mshvenieradze and Natia Uznadze.
EUROVISION 2020 🇳🇱
The city of Rotterdam and the host broadcasters of Eurovision 2020 have signed a contract today, which formally begins the city’s role as host city. The agreement means that Rotterdam is now tied into providing 15.5 million Euro’s towards the contest, blocking out 3,000 hotel rooms and booking out the Ahoy for the required time period.