As the race to become the next host city for the Eurovision Song Contest heats up, the seven shortlisted cities have been given a deadline to present their complete bids to the host broadcaster BBC.
Seven shortlisted cities submitting since summer
The deadline was reported in the Liverpool Echo, through the Local Democracy Reporting Service, to be September 8th, 2022. By this date, each of the shortlisted cities must present concrete plans on where to host the Contest. In addition to this, the cities must show their ability to factor in Ukrainian elements throughout their hosting, as mentioned by the BBC when the submission window opened.
Cities must show they can accommodate a large number of fans and press from the national and international media. The final decision is to be made at a later date and will be revealed in the autumn.
The seven shortlisted cities are:
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News Source: Liverpool Echo
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