Eurovision 2017: The EBU visits and inspects Odessa

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The EBU visited Odessa earlier this week, one of the 3 potential cities bidding to host the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

The EBU’s Mr. Jon Ola Sand visited the beautiful city of Odessa earlier this week along with the 2017 Eurovision Committee and NTU, where he met up with the city’s officials and checked out Odessa’s proposal to host the 2017 ESC.

The City of Odessa showcased its bid and proposal to the EBU and took the visiting officials on a tour of the city showcasing the potential venues and premises.

Odessa is bidding to host the contest with the Chernomorets Stadium . The EBU officials and the Eurovision 2017 Committee visited the potential ESC venue in Odessa, the airport, the Odessa Opera House (venue for the opening ceremony) and were treated with a special concert during the evening organized by the City of Odessa.

The story so far…

A total of 6 cities 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 is expected to conclude in August, consisting 4 stages. The Ukrainian national broadcaster whittled down the number of bidding cities from 6 to 3.

NTU and the EBU are expected to announce the name of the 2017 Eurovision host city in due course, as the inspection of the 3 potential candidate cities has concluded.

The preliminary dates for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest have been set on 9, 11 and 13 May.

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