Eurovision Song Contest cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

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The Eurovision Song Contest has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Broadcasting Union announced today.

The EBU said that over the past few weeks it has searched for “many alternatives options” to allow the contest to go ahead as planned this May.

“However, the uncertainty created by the spread of Covid-19 throughout Europe, and the restrictions put in place governments of the participating broadcasters and the Dutch authorities means the European Broadcasting Union has taken the difficult decision that it is impossible to continue with the live event as planned.

We are all heartbroken that the Eurovision Song Contest will not be able to be staged in May but feel confident that the whole Eurovision family, across the world, will continue to provide love and support for each other at this difficult time.”

-Noah Harte