This year’s Eurovision Song Contest may be cancelled, but fear not! Today, it has been announced, the official Eurovision 2020 compilation CD will still be released, according to Croatian broadcaster HRT.
Following the announcement from the EBU earlier today that the 2020 entries are “not eligible” to take part in the 2021 contest, the EBU has decided to go ahead and release the compilation CD for this year’s contest.
The decision to release the CD follows the Eurovision Reference Group meeting today. During the meetion, it was also decided that the rules would not be changed to allow the 2020 entries to take part next year. Croatian broadcaster HRT announced the news about the CD’s release on Instagram earlier:
“To pay tribute to the songs that were to be performed at this year’s Eurovision, the EBU has decided to release the Eurovision 2020 CD.”
There may be no contest to vote for your favourites, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your favourites! And now, with the CD you will be able to have all your favourites in one place!
The physical release of the CD is expected for 17th April. There has been no confirmation of whether this date still stands or whether it has been delayed.
The 2020 CD will be the 21st official Eurovision CD, with the first being released in 2000. A CD was attempted for the 1999 contest, but due to copyright, some songs were missing from the track listing.