6 cities were in the race to host and embrace next year’s Eurovision Song Contest after Jamala’s victory for Ukraine in Stockholm. These are: Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Odessa, Kharkiv and Kherson. All of them presented their facilities regarding to what venue, transport, accommodation and culture concerns.
The ”City Battle” debate on Ukranian Public Broadcaster NTU took place and was aired two days ago on the first channel where a representative of each of the cities tried to convince the Organizing Committee of Eurovision why his city had to be selected for the contest. This generated some controversy in some of the cases as some cities have a lack on accommodation or even not a venue suitable for the contest, which is mainly a problem as it is the biggest deal on this topic. The Eurovision needs to be hosted inside an arena which could fit over 10.000 people or more. Some others lack a roof, but this trouble could still be solved in time, as for instance Lviv declared that they are already working on it.
Anyway, three cities had to be selected for the final battle and today NTU together with EBU evaluated all 6 proposals and decided that the decision will be among Kyiv, Dnipro and Odessa. One of them will have the honor to welcome thousands of worldwide fans in its city in May 2017.
The host city will be announced on 27th July at noon.
Which one will be finally selected? We want your opinion!