Are you ready for Battle of the City today? The Ukrainian national broadcaster is working round the clock in order to showcase an exciting and extraordinary build up leading up to the announcement of the 2017 Eurovision host city.
Which Ukrainian city will have the honour of hosting Eurovision 2017? Kyiv? Kherson? Kharkiv? Dnipro? Odessa? or Lviv?
The Battle of the City, a special 2 hour televised debate presenting the 6 ESC 2017 candidate cities will be aired today at 17:40 CET. The debate will be held at NTU’s Studio in Kyiv. Representatives from the bidding cities, members of the special Eurovision 2017 Committee, journalists, music experts and Eurovision fans will partake in the debate.
All 6 candidate cities will be presenting their respective bids to the special Eurovision Committee and will get a chance to showcase their proposals. The debate will be hosted by none other than the celebrated Ukrainian television host Timur Miroshnychenko.
Battle of the City will be streamed in English for viewers overseas and throughout the world.
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A total of 6 cities have officially submitted their respective bids to host the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine next year.
The 2017 Eurovision host city bidding race kicked off on 24 June and will conclude on 1 August, and will consist of 4 stages.
On 21 July NTU and the special Eurovision 2017 Committee will whittle down the number of potential host cities from 6 to 2. Hereafter NTU, the ESC 2017 Committee and the EBU will inspect and evaluate the 2 finalist cities in the race, thus visiting the potential venues and infrastructure etc.
The 2017 Eurovision host city will be announced during a special press conference on 1 August.
The preliminary dates for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest have been set on 9, 11 and 13 May.