Eurovision 2017: Ukraine’s authorities postpone election of host city for Song Contest

Source : 112 Ukraine

National Television Company of Ukraine CEO comments on this delay
20:11, 27 July 2016

The final choice of the Ukrainian city where to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has been postponed due to the further discussion with the European Broadcasting Union inspectors (EBU), the general producer of the Eurovision Yuen Ulla and the observer from the Eurovision Supervisory Board Nadia Burkhard.

The Director General of the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTCU) Zurab Alasania wrote this on Facebook.

Alasania said that Kyiv, Dnipro and Odesa left in the finals of the ‘fight of the cities’.

"Each city in its own way showed a fantastic desire to present a huge European show. Each of the cities has its drawbacks. There are some technical or technological, or financial and political issues", he wrote.

General Director of the National Television said "we are not too behind schedule, which we make up ourselves".

According to Alasania, inspectors and representatives of the EBU and Eurovision in Ukraine had two days behind to get acquainted with all three cities and locations and "were happy and understood the delay because they would like the details themselves”.

In addition, the NTCU CEO also said that the candidate city representatives need to clarify the problematic information. 

Related: Cabinet provides financial guaranty for holding Eurovision 2017

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