The annoucement of the city that will host the next Eurovision Song Contest was done on Monday by DR, the Danish broadcaster. Copenhagen was picked after a very long review of all the candidate cities.
The first reactions by the media and fans for this decision where nothing but positive. And why not? After all, Copenhagen is not an unknown city to the Eurovision community, since it has been the host city of many past Eurovision shows. The latest was in 2005, the Congratulations Show celebrating the 50 years of Eurovision where Abba won with the 1974 winning song, Waterloo.
OGAE Fans reactions
We asked Maiken Mäemets, President of OGAE International, who shared her positive opinion about the host city choice. The points that mostly fans take into consideration when it comes to the hosting city, is the city’s ability to provide decent accomondation and a friendly atmosphere to the visitors.
“We at OGAE International are very happy about the choice of Copenhagen as the host city of ESC 2014. Copenhagen has loads of possibilities for accommodation as well as a large international airport, the two things which cost the most and cause most worry, for fans coming to the Eurovision weeks.” President Maiken Mäemets, commented to esctoday.
“The large city will be able to host thousands of fans, and we will for sure be able to organize loads of fun activities for both locals and visitors with the help of the host broadcaster, and the local OGAE club. Every Eurovision is its own and different to previous years, therefore I don’t have a lot of expectations yet. Furthermore, there’s still a lot of time until Copenhagen, so it’s too early to say anything about plans, but I’m sure we’ll come up with some exciting things.”, Miss. Mäemets concluded.
It is obvious that fans hold their excitement towards the organization of the contest, something that is too early to be discussed, but they are fully satisfied about the selection of Copenhagen as the 2014 Eurovision host.
Read more about the selection of next year’s host city here.