πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Ukraine will not host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Ukraine will not host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest

In a statement today, it has been revealed that Ukraine will not be hosting the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest after Kalush Orchestra won the competition in Turin last month.

Decision made after an objective analysis

In its statement, the EBU has mentioned that after the ESC’s governing board “has with deep regret concluded that, given the current circumstances, the security and operational guarantees required for a broadcaster to host, organize and produce the Eurovision Song Contest under the ESC Rules cannot be fulfilled by UA:PBC.” In addition to this, the EBU has mentioned that it has supported UA:PBC since the invasion, they have mentioned that this will remain.

Discussions with the BBC to host the 2023 contest

As to ensure the continuity of the competition, it has been confirmed that since the UK came 2nd in the competition, the EBU is now in discussions with the BBC to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. This will not be the first time that the UK has stepped in to host (it has done so in 1960, 1963, 1972). Fans have noted that the UK has started preparations earlier than usual for the 2023 contest.

Upon the announcement, the BBC has mentioned that they are in discussion to host the 2023 edition of the competition.

In their statement, the EBU has stated that whoever hosts the 2023 contest, Ukraine’s win in the 2022 contest will be reflected and that this will be a top priority for its organisation.

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News Source: EBU

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