At least 4 British cities have expressed an curiosity in internet hosting subsequent 12 months’s Eurovision Song Contest, whereas Ukraine insists that it nonetheless needs to stage the occasion.

This follows yesterday’s announcement by the European Broadcasting Union that this 12 months’s winners Ukraine, who would usually be subsequent 12 months’s hosts, shouldn’t be ready to stage the Contest due to the struggle.

Following the EBU’s choice to speak to the BBC about holding the occasion within the UK – this 12 months’s runner-up – 4 cities up to now have expressed themselves keen to play host. They are Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool.

As properly as participating in a bidding course of, any metropolis desirous to host the occasion must fulfill sure standards:

  • A venue able to accommodating 10,000 spectators
  • Easy attain of a global airport
  • Enough resort lodging for at the least 2,000 delegates, journalists and spectators

Despite the EBU’s announcement, Ukraine insists it ought to host subsequent 12 months’s Contest and is asking for negotiations to proceed.

In an announcement launched on Telegram, the nation’s tradition minister mentioned: “Ukraine doesn’t agree with the character of such a choice – after we have been confronted with the actual fact with out dialogue on different choices.

“But we strongly consider that we now have each causes to carry additional negotiations so as to discover a joint answer that can fulfill all events.

“We actually received Eurovision and have fulfilled all of the situations inside the deadlines for the method approving its holding in Ukraine – we now have offered solutions and ensures on security requirements and potential venues for the competitors.

“Hosting Eurovision – 2023 in Ukraine is a powerful sign to the entire world that it helps Ukraine now.

“We will demand to likelihood this choice, as a result of we consider that we will fulfil all of the commitments, as we now have repeatedly emphasised it to the European Broadcasting Union.

“That is why we demand extra negotiations on internet hosting Eurovision – 2023 in Ukraine.”

Ukraine’s entry Kalush Orchestra received the competitors final month in Turin, with a powerful 631 factors, and subsequently auctioned their profitable trophy to boost cash for the Ukrainian military.

The UK’s entry Sam Ryder got here second, bringing the UK its finest consequence on the Contest in many years.

The final time the UK received was in 1997 when rock band Katrina and the Waves carried out ‘Love Shine a Light’. The nation hosted the occasion the next 12 months in Birmingham in central England.



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