The European Broadcasting Union (EMC) and the BBC confirm that the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be held in Great Britain on behalf of this year’s winner, Ukrainian broadcaster Suspilne Movlenya. This is stated in the union’s press release.
Following the decision, which, unfortunately, EMC considered a number of options with the winning broadcaster. As a result of the discussions, EMC invited the British public broadcaster BBC to be the organizer of Eurovision 2023.
“We are extremely grateful that the BBC has agreed to host the Eurovision Song Contest in the UK in 2023,” said Martin Osterdahl, CEO of the Eurovision Song Contest. – “The BBC has already undertaken four times to host the competition instead of other winning countries. Continuing this tradition of solidarity, we know that next year’s competition will showcase the creativity and skill of one of Europe’s most experienced public broadcasters, while ensuring that this year’s winners – Ukraine – will be celebrated and showcased throughout of the event.”
The Chairman of the Board of Public Broadcasting Mykola Chernotytskyi added that the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will not be held in Ukraine, but in support of Ukraine.
Public Broadcasting representatives will work with the BBC to develop and implement Ukrainian elements in next year’s broadcast. Ukraine, as the winning country of the Eurovision 2022 contest, will also automatically enter the final of the upcoming contest.
On June 17, as Ukraine will not be able to host Eurovision 2023 “due to current conditions”, the song contest is proposed to be held in Great Britain.
Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra in May. The winning song was Stefania’s composition. The second place in the competition was won by Great Britain.
source: radio svoboda