One of the most important dates of the 67th Eurovision Song Contest is today, as the BBC announced a little while ago the list of cities that will officially vie to host Eurovision 2023.
As the nomination process to host the next contest has come to an end, the British public broadcaster and the EBU have finalized the cities that qualify for the second stage of selecting the host city of the 67th Eurovision.
As we knew until yesterday, at least ten cities had confirmed that they had submitted their proposals, while at least another five had expressed interest in submitting their own proposals, but had not officially done so.
The announcement was made through the morning radio broadcast of the BBC’s second program entitled “BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show“. After the detailed examination of all the proposals, the cities that will claim the hosting of Eurovision 2023 in the coming months are:
- Birmingham – Resorts World Arena (15,685 seats)
- Glasgow – OVO Hydro (14,500 seats)
- Leeds – First Direct Arena (13,781 seats)
- Liverpool – M&S Bank Arena (11,000 seats)
- Manchester – AO Arena (21,000 seats)
- Newcastle – Utilita Arena Newcastle (11,000 seats)
- Sheffield – Utilita Arena Sheffield (13,600 seats)
This means that the following cities were left out of contention:
A decision on where the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be held is expected to be made in the autumn. According to the BBC, the UK government may be consulted beforehand, but it will be the BBC and the EBU who decide the host city.
Eurovision 2023 will be held in the United Kingdom after Kalush Orchestra won this year’s contest with the song “Stefania“. Despite Ukraine’s victory, the EBU decided that the next contest will be held in the United Kingdom, which took second place, since due to the ongoing war in Ukraine after the Russian invasion, it is not possible for Eurovision to take place there.
In which city would you like Eurovision 2023 to take place?