Ukraine: Goverment forms organizing committee for Eurovision 2023!

The Ukrainian Government has announced that a Committee has been formed to help organising the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

Taras Melnychuk, the Government Representative in the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) has announced that a Committee has been formed for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The composition of the committee was signed off today among a number of other measures.

Ukraine’s Minister of Culture and Information Oleksandr Tkachenko recognises that the war is the first and foremost factor as to why Ukraine is being viewed as unlikely to host the contest in 2023 unless peace should come to the country in the next couple of months. He stated last week that:

We have no doubt that it should take place in Ukraine. The only thing is that no one has ever held Eurovision during war […] We are now looking for answers with our colleagues to the most important conditions set by the European Broadcasting Union, but I think that we will have to explain during our dialogue that some conditions need to be changed.

Mr. Tkachenko recognizes that due to the current war, hosting is not a given, while he revealed that he will have talks with EBU representatives today. He also added that negotiations will be difficult but he hopes the 2023 contest will be held in Ukraine.

Even though there is less than a month since the Grand Final, several countries have declared their provisional interest to host the contest, in case Ukraine is not able. These countries are:

  • Sweden
  • Iceland
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Switzerland

Ukraine won this year’s contest with the song “Stefania” by Kalush Orchestra:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding Eurovision Song Contest 2023!


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