EBU,through its official website for the contest, announced a while ago what the Dutch media, but also what we had written a few days ago. Rotterdam and Maastricht are the two remaining cities to claim Eurovision 2020 hosting.
This two cities had the most completed nomination bid and thus continue the fight for claiming Eurovision 2020. Next month, a team of the Dutch public broadcaster as well as EBU experts will visit the two cities in order to see and get up-to-date , everything suggested by Maastricht and Rotterdam to organize the next contest.
« All cities and venues have made a great effort in their candidacies. They impressed us with all their suggestions and I would like to thank all those involved so far for their positive contribution and commitment. We are convinced that Maastricht and Rotterdam offer everything that a host city requires. We hope the other cities will keep their enthusiasm for the song contest. We would like to discuss the coming months how we can engage them in next year’s Eurovision. »
(Sietse Beker, executive producer of Eurovision 2020).
The cities that were considered inappropriate and had submitted a candidacy bid were Arnhem, Den Bos and Utrecht.
The final decision on the city that will host Eurovision 2020 will be announced at the end of August.