Maastricht and Rotterdam are the two remaining cities that still have a chance to organize the Songfestival in 2020. That means that Utrecht, Den Bosch and Utrecht have lost weight.

The selection committee will announce this on Tuesday, one day earlier than originally announced.

According to the committee, supported by technical experts and the EBU, Maastricht and Rotterdam have submitted a substantively stronger bid.

"Both cities have a location where both the TV shows and the entire event can be well organized. In addition, there is sufficient accommodation available in the city and region, there is a good plan for the many side events and there is willingness make a substantial (financial) contribution to bear the costs of location (rent, furnishing facilities, security, etc.), "the press release says.