Eurovision fans share sadness at cancelled event - but fear not, the BBC have a replacement

Danny Thompson
Contributor
Duncan Laurence, representing The Netherlands, performs live Arcade after winning the Grand Final of the 64th annual Eurovision Song Contest held at Tel Aviv Fairgrounds on May 18, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

It’s meant to be one of the biggest nights of the year for European music, but fans of Eurovision have taken to social media to share their sadness that the event is not going ahead due to the coronavirus.

Music fans would usually gather to take in the night which gives birth to a million memes, but those who love a bit of quirky europop will have to find other ways to stay entertained this evening.

The 2020 event was due to take place in Rotterdam tonight, but it was cancelled amid the spread of the pandemic back in March.

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Now man any have taken to social media to share their grief.

One fan tweeted: “Tonight should have been #Eurovision & party time. Oh well next year.”

Host of the show Graham Norton during BBC1's Eurovision: Your Country Needs You, filmed at BBC TV Centre in west London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)

Someone else said: “Should be waking up in Rotterdam ready for an all day #Eurovision party. Instead I'm waking up in Manchester with no all day party. And grey skies. F*** you Covid!”

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Another described the event as “one of the best nights of year” while another pined: “So sad that #Eurovision is cancelled. There are so many good songs this year and this might be the most diversity in the artists I've ever seen.”

UK viewers are usually left in hysterics at host Graham Norton’s dry appraisals of the contestants, and while they will not get the full effect tonight, the BBC are planning on marking the date in a way which could help Eurovision fans get over their sadness.

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Eurovision: Come Together will air from 6.30pm and see Graham Norton look back at some classic Eurovision performances with viewers able to vote for their favourite.

Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light will follow from 8pm, with viewers being treated to all 41 songs which would have made up this year's contest though there will not be a competitive element to it.

Both shows will air on BBC One.