Eurovision 2022 may have gone down in history a few days ago, but that does not mean that discussions about the upcoming competition have not already begun.
With no time to lose and in such an uncertain environment as the one prevailing in Ukraine, the winners of the competition and the EBU start discussions on Friday to host Eurovision 2023. This revelation was made by the President of the Ukrainian public broadcaster, Mykola Chernotytskyi, who expressed his wish that the 67th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in a “peaceful Ukraine”.
The upcoming talks that will start on Friday between the two sides will focus on the financial part and the infrastructure needed for the normal hosting of Eurovision 2023 in Ukraine next May. In addition to funding and infrastructure, security issues will be paramount in the Suspilne-EBU talks. Ensuring the safety of all involved is the biggest “thorn” in the given time for the next contest on Ukrainian territory.
We remind you that the Ukrainian public broadcaster has already received the necessary documents for hosting Eurovision 2023 since Saturday night.
Nevertheless, as can be seen from the statements of both Chernotyskyi and Skybinska, both are aware of the difficulty of the project, stressing that the final decision on whether or not to hold the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine will be taken jointly with the EBU.
Kalush Orchestra emerged as the big winners of Eurovision 2022 last Saturday in Turin, collecting 631 points. The folk-rap band thus gave Ukraine its third victory in the contest, after 2004 and 2016.