Eurovision 2020 - first round of interval acts announced for Rotterdam
The interval acts at Eurovision can sometime be as big or even bigger than the songs themselves.
Riverdance, the 2010 flashmob, 'Love, love, peace, peace' and the Switch songs in Tel Aviv are some that have gone down in history, while others, like Madonna, have also been notable for other reasons....
Today the hosts in The Netherlands announced that during the voting in the Grand Final many winners will return to perform once again. They are:
Gigliola Cinquetti - 'Non ho l'età' (Italy 1964)
Lenny Kuhr - 'De Troubadour' (The Netherlands 1969)
Teach-In’s Getty Kaspers - 'Ding-A-Dong' (The Netherlands 1975)
Sandra Kim - 'J’aime La Vie' (Belgium 1986)
Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan - 'Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids' (Ireland 1994)
Alexander Rybak - 'Fairytale' (Norway 2009).
Duncan Laurence - 'Arcade' (The Netherlands 2019)
All these artists and songs still remain popular with fans today with all but two of them making the annual ESC250 global poll.
Host Edsilia Rombley will also be interviewing other former winners in a 'Eurovision taxi', driving around the streets of Rotterdam together with Ruslana (Ukraine 2004), Anne-Marie David (1973), Izhar Cohen (Israel 1978) and Niamh Kavanagh (Ireland 1993).
We expect more announcements of guest performers for all shows to come.
The Eurovision Song Contest is less than 100 days away with Semi Finals taking place on the 12th and 14th of May with the Grand Final on May 16th European time. All dates will be the following day in Australia.