Eurovision 2017: Executive Producers unveiled

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The duo selected to work as the Executive Producers of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest has today been revealed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Victoria Romanova and Oleksander Kharebin have both been announced as the Executive Producers for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

Who are the 2017 Executive Producers?

Romanova has been the Ukrainian Head of Delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest, having worked on the country’s participation in the competition since 2007. As well as Head of Delegation, Romanova is also the Deputy Director General of NTU, the Ukrainian national broadcaster.

Kharebin is the First Deputy Director General at NTU and has been so since 2015 and together with Romanova, the pair will work together on the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest alongside the team behind the ongoing process.

Speaking of the choice of Executive Producers, Executive Supervisor Jan Ola Sand said:

We are thrilled that Victoria and Oleksandr have officially joined the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) production team for Kyiv 2017. Of course, they have both been instrumental in getting the process to this point since Ukraine won in Stockholm earlier this year. Both have the full confidence of the EBU and the ESC Reference Group. Victoria, through her many years as Head of Delegation for Ukraine, has a thorough insight into the complexity of the Contest and we have faith that both her and Oleksandr, who profoundly understand internal Ukrainian processes, can together deliver three superb shows from Kyiv next May.

Show producer for 2017 confirmed

As well as the Executive Producers, the EBU has also announced that Stuart Barlow will be the Show Producer of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, having worked on numerous Eurovision editions since 2011.

Sand spoke of Barlow’s role in the contest:

Stuart Barlow, well known to everyone at the Song Contest for his invaluable contribution over the years, is also a first-class appointment as Show Producer. Stuart has great expertise in live television broadcasting and has been part of the Eurovision Family for many years. He will bring an enormous wealth of knowledge which will benefit NTU in producing this year’s contest and has already been working closely with EBU and NTU on looking at what is needed to bring together what will be a wonderful 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will take place at the IEC in the host city of Kyiv on the 9, 11 and 13 May, where a total of 43 countries will take to the stage in a bid for their Eurovision victory.