The Swedish city of Örnsköldsvik might send a bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2024; the city has at least expressed its interest in doing so.
2024’s host city
Örnsköldsvik is the fourth city that has expressed its interest in hosting the 68th Eurovision Song Contest 2024 after Loreen’s win last Saturday. The cities that might bid to host are: Stockholm, Malmö, Götheborg, and now Örnsköldsvik. The latter is situated in the north of Sweden and has approx. 30,000 inhabitants.
The last time Örnsköldsvik came close to hosting the contest was in 2015 after the Swedish victory of Måns Zelmerlöw, but back then Örnsköldsvik was deemed to not have the capacity needed to host the 2016 contest because the city did not have the necessary hotel rooms. At the time, there was a proposition that cruise ships would heighten the number of available hotel rooms, but this idea was rejected.
So, for now, and we are still in the early stages of anything basically, it is still anybody’s game when it comes down to hosting the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, which keeps things exciting for now.
This year’s contest is won by Sweden’s Loreen with the song “Tattoo”. Loreen’s win marks the first time a female singer has won the Eurovision Song Contest twice, since Loreen also won the 2012 song contest with the song “Euphoria”, which is one of the most successful songs in Eurovision history. Next to this, Loreen is the second singer to win the contest twice; Irish Johnny Logan came before her.