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THE 2020 CONTEST

GENERAL INFORMATION


The World Song Festival 2020 is ready to start. Like last year we will have 8 preselections with the independent nations of the world, then 3 preselections with non-sovereign areas and we will end with 1 preselection where the best non-qualifiers get a “second chance”. After these preselections the time has come for the final with 100 songs.

The top 10 from each of the 8 preselections with independent nations will qualify for the final, with the songs placing 11th to 14th getting a “second chance”.

The top 3 from each of the 3 preselections with non-sovereign areas will qualify for the final, while the songs ending 4th to 6th will get a “second chance”.

From the “second chance” (the 12th preselection) the top 10 will qualify for the final.

At the end the organiser will select 4 remaining songs of the ones not qualifying and give them a “wildcard” for the final. If you want to vote in the preselections, please contact the organiser on this e-mail: info@worldsongfestival.org

Please note the deadline for voting in each preselection is at 18:00 CET on the Sunday the preselection ends.

PRESELECTIONS 2020

PRESELECTION 1 – 12th of January to 26th of January

Participants:
Bahamas, Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Haiti, India, Ireland, Japan, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Netherlands, Niue, Palau, Panama, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Thailand, Timor L’Este and Uruguay.

PRESELECTION 2 – 26th of January to 9th of February

Participants:
Cambodia, Cyprus, DR Congo, El Salvador, Fiji, Guinea, Guyana, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, North Macedonia, Puerto Rico, San Marino, Serbia, Sint Maarten, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago and Tunisia.

PRESELECTION 3 – 9th of February to 23rd of February

Participants:
Antigua & Barbuda, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Burundi, Cook Islands, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Israel, Kiribati, Latvia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

PRESELECTION 4 – 23rd of February to 8th of March

Participants:
Australia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, eSwatini, Georgia, Grenada, Honduras, Iceland, Kuwait, Liberia, Maldives, Mauritania, Moldova, Nauru, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovenia, Syria, Ukraine and United Kingdom.

PRESELECTION 5 – 8th of March to 22nd of March

Participants:
Albania, Angola, Bahrain, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei-Darussalam, Central African Republic, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Libya, Malawi, Micronesia, Monaco, Nepal, Samoa, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Zambia.

PRESELECTIONS 6 – 22nd of March to 5th of April

Participants:
Afghanistan, Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Portugal, Sao Tomé & Principe, Singapore, Somalia, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan and Vanuatu.

PRESELECTION 7 – 5th of April to 19th of April

Participants:
Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cape Verde, Chad, China, Finland, France, Ghana, Iran, Jamaica, Marshall Islands, Morocco, Myanmar, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts & Nevis, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda and Vatican City.

PRESELECTION 8 – 19th of April – 3rd of May

Participants:
Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Comoros, Curacao, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Montenegro, Namibia, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, USA and Yemen.

PRESELECTION 9 – 3rd of May to 17th of May

Participants:
Non-sovereign areas.

PRESELECTION 10 – 17th of May to 31st of May

Participants:
Non-sovereign areas.

PRESELECTION 11 – 31st of May to 14th of June

Participants:
Non-sovereign areas.

PRESELECTION 12 “second chance” – 14th of June to 19th of June

Participants:
Best non-qualifiers from previous 11 preselections

See all winners and previous years results.

JOIN US & VOTE!

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