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The ESC takes place in Great Britain
Britain is hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Due to the war in Ukraine, the competition cannot take place in Kyiv.
Great Britain instead of Ukraine! The decision to hold the Eurovision Song Contest next year has been made. Second-placed Britain will host the singing competition in place of ESC winners Ukraine. This has been confirmed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the two UA broadcasters: PBC and BBC in a report. It is not yet known in which city the competition will take place. A decision should be made in the coming months.
Security issues were too big
Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin this year. In mid-June, the EBU said: “Following its victory in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in May, the EBU has explored options to organize next year’s competition with Ukrainian public broadcaster UA : PBC.”
Given the ongoing war since the Russian invasion, the EBU took the time to conduct “a comprehensive assessment and feasibility study”. After an objective analysis, it is “with deep regret that we have come to the conclusion” that the requirements could not be met.
Following this decision, talks with the BBC finally began. British singer Sam Ryder (32) took second place in Turin. As part of a collaboration between UA:PBC and BBC, Ukrainian elements are set to be incorporated into the show in the UK. As the winning country, Ukraine remains qualified for the final.