Eurovision Song Contest Is Canceled

Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands at the 2019 Eurovision song contest. Photo by IBL/REX/Shutterstock (10238273ah)

This year’s Eurovision song contest has been canceled. 

The 2020 Eurovision, set to take place in Rotterdam in May, has been called off amid Coronavirus fears. 

The European Broadcasting Union confirmed the news Wednesday afternoon. 

“The uncertainty created by the spread of Covid-19 throughout Europe — and the restrictions put in place by the 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.”

The semi-finals were set to take place May 12-14, with the finale scheduled for May 16.