It seems we are up to a 2 horse race now between Odessa and Kyiv in their quest to host the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The 2017 ESC host city announcement scheduled for today has been postoponed to a later date as the EBU and NTU are still evaluating the final details.
We bring you more details following the cancellation of the 2017 ESC Host City announcement which was scheduled to have taken place today.
Mr. Zurab Alasania the Director General of NTU has shed more light on the matter via his official Facebook account:
There will be no host city announcement today. 2 out of the 3 bidding cities stand out, namely Odessa and Kyiv, each in its own way. Both cities are currently neck to neck in the race, with their respective advantages and disadvantages. The Eurovision 2017 Committee is scrutinsing all the final details before making a final decision. Maybe one more week to go? We will continue with the intrigue in true Eurovision fashion!
The date for the 2017 ESC host city announcement is yet to be determined. More to follow.
A total of 6 cities submitted their respective bids in order to host the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest: Kherson, Dnipro, Odessa, Kyiv, Lviv and Kharkiv. The Ukrainian broadcaster shorlisted them to the final 3 ( Kyiv, Odessa and Dnipro). We now await the final deliberation.
Ukraine will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest for the 2nd time thanks to Jamala’s Eurovision victory in Stockholm with her entry 1944.
The preliminary dates for the 2017 ESC have been set on 9, 11 and 13 May.