To Tel Aviv! After much back and forth, speculation and rumour, the announcement that Tel Aviv will be the host nation for Eurovision 2019 was made official today. The LGBT-friendly, liberal, coastal metropolis had been in direct competition with the Israeli capital and two time Eurovision hosts Jerusalem.
It has been revealed that Kiev will host the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time in 2017. The announcement had been expected in early July, but the final decision was delayed a number of times as Ukrainian broadcaster (NTU) and European Broadcasting Union (EBU) wanted to ensure the correct decision had been made.
Which city will host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest? This is a question Eurovision fans have been asking since Jamala won the 2016 Contest in May. The EBU and Ukrainian national broadcaster NTU have been working together and have shortlisted three possibilities down from the long list of six. Still in contention is Kiev, Odessa and Dnipro. However they haven’t got much further than that.
It is just a month and a half since Mans Zelmerlow won Eurovision 2015 with his anthemic song ‘Heroes’. Attention has swiftly turned towards next year’s competition, as the Swedish national broadcaster SVT announced this morning that Stockholm will officially host the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Stockholm beat off stiff competition from 2013 host city Malmo, fan-favourite Gothenburg and Linkoping.
The venue for Eurovision 2016 will be the Globe Arena which will play host to Eurovision for the second time, having first hosted the contest back in 2000. Preliminary dates have also been set for the live shows- the Semi-Finals will be held on 10th and 12th May, with the week of concerts culminating in the Grand Final on 14th May 2016. More information about ticket sales are expected in due course, but they are not expected to go on sale until the end of the 2015.
The time has come yet again to put your Eurovision knowledge to the test. We have another Eurovision Quiz for you. This time we are asking you if you can name all the cities that ever hosted the contest of its long illustrious history. Click the link below and let us know how you get on!