Europe Shine A Light

Each year, the Eurovision Song Contest unites 180 million viewers from all around the world for the world’s largest live music event.

This year, the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the contest for the first time in its 64-year history. But instead of cancelling it all together, the song contest decided to air a live two-hour special, Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light on Saturday night.

Eurovision stars past and present came together for the celebration show, and our very own Stefania participated with her song ‘SUPERG!RL’.

‘SUPERG!RL’ is the song creation by composer group Arcade together with well-known Eurovision veteran Dimitris Kontopoulos, who has composed a number of Eurovision hits including ‘Scream’ (Russia 2019), ‘You Are the Only One’ (Russia 2016) and ‘Hold Me’ (Azerbaijan 2013).

The song has a powerful message. According to the announcement it encourages “teenagers to believe in themselves and go after their dreams. It narrates Stefania’s own story since, as a young woman she has had to find the power to combine her obligations as a student with her dream of singing.”

The live show which was hosted in the Netherlands honoured all 41 songs that would have competed this year, and ended with a singalong of unity anthem Love Shine a Light by Katrina and the Waves, the 1997 winner.