Eurovision Song Contest to be hold in Kiev

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The Ukrainian city of Kiev will horde a 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, it has been announced, after a fortnight of delays.

The venue was due to be announced on 26 August, though a press discussion was cancelled during a final minute.

Organisers pronounced they were “still discussing” candidates, though fans speculated Ukraine competence lift out of a competition for financial reasons.

Eurovision pronounced Kiev, a collateral city, would infer to be a “worthy host”.

“Kiev presented an glorious box and we are looking brazen to operative together to emanate a many electrifying uncover nonetheless subsequent May,” pronounced Jon Ola Sand, who oversees a competition for a European Broadcasting Union.

Hosting a competition costs millions of pounds. This years, Sweden is suspicion to have spent £12m on entertainment a 3 live shows, creation it a lowest-budget prolongation in years.

The city of Baku, in Azerbaijan, that hosted a competition in 2012, spent £48m after building a Baku Crystal Hall privately for a event. In 2014, Denmark spent £36m and perceived £13m in tourism spending, while Austria paid £28m and perceived £22m in 2015.

Dates announced

Millions of viewers watched Ukrainian thespian Jamala win a 2016 contest, hold in Stockholm final May.

Her song, 1944, had been a aim of criticism, as a lyrics referenced a deportation of Crimean Tatars underneath Josef Stalin, that some pronounced pennyless Eurovision manners on songs that enclose domestic messages.

However, it scored a resounding victory, winning 534 points, mostly drawn from viewers’ phone votes.

The 2017 competition will be hold in Kiev’s International Exhibition Centre, that has a ability for 11,000 spectators.

The semi-finals will take place on Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 May, with a grand final on Saturday 13 May.

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