Eurovision always guarantees some bangin’ tunes, fantastical costumes, and always a few surprises (does anyone actually know why Australia is in there? And who was that bearded woman?). But what’s even better than watching Eurovision on TV? Hosting it in the Netherlands of course!

It was announced at 12pm today that Rotterdam Ahoy would be hosting the 65th Eurovision Song Contest after a tense competition between the winner and Maastricht for the glory of hosting.

The first Semi-Final will take place on Tuesday 12 May, the second Semi-Final on Thursday 14 May and the Grand Final on Saturday 16 May.

The news came as the MECC convention centre in Maastricht announced that they were not organising the festival for the upcoming year, NOS reports.

Check out the full announcement video below featuring Dutch singer-songwriter and Eurovision 2019 winner Duncan Laurence:

We’re already gathered in front of our TV sets waiting for next year!

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Are you already popping the popcorn? Happy it was Rotterdam, or were you praying for Maastricht? Let us know in the comments below!

Feature Image: Martin Fjellanger, EuroVisionary [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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