Eurovision in Concert: The big concert returns!

Eurovision in Concert is the biggest preparty event for Eurovision taking place every year in Amsterdam. After two continuous cancellations, in 2020 and in 2021, the concert will take place in the capital of the Netherlands on April 9, 2022.

The concert’s official Facebook account made a post today announcing that the previously announced date is now official and that the tickets bought for the 2020 concert are valid for entrance in this year’s concert.

The Netherlands: Big plans in Amsterdam for Eurovision 2020

Although the contest will take place in Rotterdam after the city’s victory over Amsterdam for the Eurovision 2020 event, the city of Amsterdam is implementing grand plans for the event.

The de Reguliers business club has plans to install large screens in May to broadcast the two semifinals and the grand final on Reguliersdwarsstraat Street, a street that has linked its reputation with the country’s homosexual life, as there are many gay restaurants and cafes, while hosting the annual Amsterdam Gay Pride.

The municipality has already awarded a € 35,000 grant from the event fund for this purpose. At the same time, there will be events and music playing on Eurovision for the rest of the day.

“We have been working closely with Eurovision Artists, an institution that has been involved with the song festival for at least twenty years”

Eward Koning, President of de Reguliers

However, in order to implement de Reguliers’ plans, special permits will have to be granted by the Centrum district council. Koning himself seems particularly optimistic about the request to the municipality:

“The municipality has stated that this is a unique and extraordinary event and that we want to help us implement it. Normally one can make noise by 23:00, but they have to make an exception on festival days”

Live link to Amsterdam during the contest?

At the suggestion of Sietse Bakker, executive producer of Eurovision 2020, the event could be broadcast live during the competition.

“The competition takes place in Rotterdam. But our community (Amsterdam BC) immediately asked us if we wanted to have something fun. That’s why we do this. We don’t want to steal the show from Rotterdam, but we want to celebrate, share and experience the experience.We discussed the plans with him (ed. Sietse Bakker) a month and a half ago. He suggested to see if we could switch to live broadcasting during the show. I don’t know if it will work, but how perfect would it be to see us in 180 million salons? ”

Finally, Eward Koning did not hold out his optimism by expressing his desire to hear the famous “douze points” from Reguliersdwarsstraat Street.

Source/Image: Karaneschev

The Netherlands: Eleni Foureira at the Eurovision Gala in Amsterdam

The public broadcaster AVROTROS in co-production with PILOTSTUDIO, organizes the Eurovision Gala in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, on December 15th with about 30 guests crossing the Eurovision stage.

Eleni Foureira,who represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is among these names.

Apart from Eleni Foureira, Elena Paparizou (Greece 2001 as a member of Antique and Greece 2005), Loreen (Sweden 2012), Netta Barzilai (Israel 2018), and Dana International (Israel 1998 and 2011) will also appear. The names confirmed so far are:

2019 – Keiino – Norway
2019 – (& 2016) Sergey Lazarev (Russia)
2018 – Netta Barzilai – Israel
2018 – Eleni Foureira – Cyprus
2013 – Emmelie de Forest – Denmark
2012 – Loreen – Sweden
2011 – Ell & Nikki – Azerbaijan
Dima Bilan – Russia
2006 – Lordi – Finland
2005 (& 2001) – Elena Paparizou – Greece
2004 – Ruslana – Ukraine
1999 – Charlotte Perrelli – Sweden
1998 – Edsilia Rombley – The Netherlands
1998 – Dana International – Israel
1997 – Katrina and the Waves – United Kingdom
1996 – Eimear Quinn – Ireland
1993 – Niamh Kavanagh – Ireland
1993 – Ruth Jacott – The Netherlands
1986 – Sandra Kim – Belgium
1983 – Corinne Hermès – Luxembourg
1978 – Izhar Cohen – Israel
1977 – Marie Myriam – France
1975 – Getty Kaspers – The Netherlands
1973 – Anne-Marie David – Luxembourg
1969 – Lenny Kuhr – The Netherlands

The event will be screened on New Year’s Eve by another public channel in the country, NPO3.