Every year, before the Eurovision song contest, there will be a meeting in the host member state in which the delegations of all member countries gather in order to share it with his / her own contribution, and to listen to any of the other countries ' songs. This year, music in Rotterdam (the Netherlands).
But now the SVT has chosen to participate in the annual general meeting, on the occasion of the corona-virusetsframfart in Europe.
" We have decided to cancel the booking, purely as a precautionary measure. We believe that we can make it to the meeting, by electronic means, and then it felt like it's just unnecessary, " says Anette Helenius, project manager for the Eurovision song contest, to dagens nyheter.
Helenius believes that this is a routine action, and that there is a concern among the participants that enables them to set up.
" no, No, that's not a concern. It's a fairly routine meeting for us. We have been there annually, and we will know what is expected of us, and when we believe that we can deliver the information they need online. Then, it seemed like a simple precaution, that does not need to be present, " he said to the newspaper.
the Meeting will be held, still, in spite of not being present. Helenius believes that this will not affect Sweden's participation in the Eurovision song contest in may.
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