Birmingham was eliminated from the host city selection procces and now the Mayor of West Midlands has revealed the reason that lead to this decision.
Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, explained on his personal Twitter account the reason behind Birmingham’s not advancing to the final two of the host city race for Eurovision 2023. Mr. Street explained that the Resorts World Arena also known as the NEC did not meet the technical requirements for the roof of a venue to host the Eurovision Song Contest.
Birmingham hasn’t made the Eurovision runoff due to a technical issue around the venue’s roof height.
An incredibly frustrating reason to miss out – not least because of the solutions the NEC put forward.
We gave it our all, and will continue to bid for the biggest events.
— Andy Street (@andy4wm) September 27, 2022
Glasgow and Liverpool are the two cities that remain in the selection procces and one of them will be the winner city to host Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The EBU and the BBC announced earlier today the two cities that move to the final phase and the five that were eliminated. The cities which were not selected were:
Eurovision 2023 will be hosted in the United Kingdom after Kalush Orchestra won with the song “Stefania” on behalf of Ukraine.
Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be the first contest since 1979 in which the winning nation was unable to host the following contest. It is the sixth occasion overall on which a different country has hosted after the original host nation was unable to host. The 2023 contest will also extend the United Kingdom’s record of hosting Eurovision to nine times.
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