UK announced the Eurovision song contest to be held in seven big cities outside London. Britain was chosen in place of war-ravaged Ukraine.
Seven cities are shortlisted to host The Eurovision song contest 2023. All the shortlisted cities are in northern England or Scotland, including Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, and Sheffield, announced BBC DJ Scott Mills.
Scott Mills added that the final choice of selected seven cities would be announced in Autumn when cities present detailed bids.
This year Ukraine won the Eurovision song contest organized in Italy, and Britain won the second position in the competition.
The song contest Eurovision is organized by The European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Due to security reasons, the European Broadcasting Union is not considering Kyiv, Ukraine, as a part of the host city.
The BBC is organizing the world’s biggest song event, inviting artists and participants across Europe, Central Asia, Israel, and Australia.
On a BBC radio show, Martin Osterdahl said they had waited 25 years for a Eurovision to be hosted in the UK. He also added that he was very excited about the event.
The UK hosted the Eurovision four times in London, and Birmingham hosted the Eurovision event in 1998. Other shortlisted cities had never hosted this event ever.
In May 2022, the folk rap group Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine won in Turin to support their country following Russia’s invasion.
Despite protests from Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s President Government, The EBU announced that Ukraine could not guarantee the safety of more than 10,000 people participating in the production and 30,000 people are expected to attend.
Along with the top five countries selected by European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, Ukraine is still guaranteed a place in the grand finale of The Eurovision 2023.