#FreeESC 2020

The Free European Song Contest [#FreeESC] is an international song competition on German television with participants representing primarily European countries. As the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 could not take place due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe, German entertainer Stefan Raab decided to organise the #FreeESC as an alternative.

The contest is similar in format to the long-running “original” Song Contest: each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television, then casts votes for the other countries’ songs to determine the winner.

The show was broadcast live from Cologne on German television (ProSieben) on 16 May 2020 with its hosts Conchita Wurst and Steven Gätjen. During the show, Conchita also performed ‘Under The Gun’.

16 May 2020




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