Eurovision Song Contest travel ‘necessary,’ organisers say

Artists from 41 countries will appear live at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands under plans set out by the event’s organisers.

Executive supervisor Martin Osterdahl said it was “necessary” for participants to travel to Rotterdam.

He said, “This isn’t a holiday trip, this is actually a job that needs to be done,” adding that a decision had yet to be made on a possible live audience.

Last year’s event was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The contest is due to take place in Rotterdam in May.

The latest plans were developed following discussions with organisers of other international live events. He shared, “We have been in close contact with organisations like Formula 1, the tennis tour, the golf associations, and learned from best experiences. We’ve compared our plans to the likes of the [International Olympic Committee].”

It has not yet been decided if an audience should attend the live event.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56243857

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