On the 18 March 2020, it was officially announced that the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 had been cancelled, which means all these amazing songs won’t get their chance to shine on the Eurovision stage and some acts may not even get the chance to represent their country. Russian public broadcaster C1R had chosen self-proclaimed punk-pop-rave band Little Big and later revealed their song “UNO” on 12 March 2020. They haven’t been confirmed as the act for 2021. As we await the 2021 contest, we will make sure that every song in the cancelled contest gets its time to shine, here on CelebMix.
Little Big is a Russian punk-pop-rave band consisting of four members, Iliya “Ilich” Prusikin, Sonya Tayurskaya, Anton “Boo” Lissov, and Sergey “Gokk” Makarov. They have quickly become one of fans’ favourite with their humour and crazy dance moves, which is proven by the fact that they won the Global Film Festival Award for the best music video, for their infectious “Skibidi”.
“UNO”, an English-Spanish language song has been written and composed by the band and has now over 65 million views.
Watch Little Big’s Music Video For What Would’ve Been Their Eurovision 2020 Song “UNO” Here:
Russia was represented by Sergey Lazarev with the song “Scream” last year, and has been placed third with 370 points. It was the second time for Lazarev to represent his country at Eurovision and finishing third as well. We somehow feel that Little Big would’ve ended on the top of the table, continuing the successes of Russia. The band was set to perform “UNO” in the first half of the first Semi-Final of Eurovision Song Contest 2020 on 12 May.
Eurovision 2020 may be cancelled but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate it this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t listen to the songs, and it doesn’t mean we forget about the artists either. Join us here on CelebMix this year as we continue the Eurovision party in the coming months whilst we’re all staying at home, looking after ourselves, and doing our best to stop the coronavirus. So why not check out the other acts from this year who would’ve been on the Eurovision 2020 stage, such as Blas Cantó for Spain, Hooverphonic for Belgium, VICTORIA for Bulgaria, Sandro for Cyprus, Vincent Bueno for Austria, Arilena Ara for Albania, Tornike Kipiani for Georgia, Jeangu Macrooy for the Netherlands, Vasil for North Macedonia, Tom Leeb for France, Benny Cristo for the Czech Republic, Eden Alene for Israel, Stefania for Greece, Montaigne for Australia, Samanta Tina for Latvia, Diodato for Italy, Destiny Chukunyere for Malta, Roxen for Romania, THE ROOP for Lithuania, Ulrikke Brandstorp for Norway, Athena Manoukian for Armenia, Alicja Szemplinska for Poland, James Newman for the UK, Samira Efendi for Azerbaijan, Ana Soklic for Slovenia, Ben Dolic for Germany, Uku Suviste for Estonia, Daði og Gagnamagnið for Iceland, Natalie Gordienko for Moldova, Ben & Tan for Denmark, Roxen for Romania, Gjon’s Tears for Switzerland, Go_A for Ukraine, The Mamas for Sweden, VAL for Belarus, Senhit for San Marino, Damir Kedzo for Croatia, Lesley Roy for Ireland, Aksel for Finland, and Elisa for Portugal.
The 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest would have been hosted at the Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands after Duncan Laurence won the 2019 contest with the song “Arcade”. The two Semi-Finals would have taken place on 12 May 2020 and 14 May 2020, with the Grand Final on 16 May 2020. A total of 41 countries would’ve competed in the contest.