Despite the band’s victory Kalush Orchestra meEurovision Song Contest 2023 will not take place in Ukraine. Here is the press release from EBU.
On May 14 the Kalush Orchestra triumphed inEurovision of Turin with the song Stephanie. By right, then, theUkraine it was supposed to host the next edition of the singing festival.
However, the tense situation in the country makes it impossible for the moment to organize the show and therefore European Broadcasting Union He preferred to change places. Here is the press release:
“Given the ongoing war since the Russian invasion of this year’s winning country, the EBU took the time to conduct a comprehensive assessment and feasibility study with AU: PBC (Public Television of Ukraine, ndr) and third-party specialists, including on security issues. The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most complex television productions in the world, with thousands of people working and attending the event and twelve months of preparation required. After an objective analysis, the Board of Directors of the CES concluded with deep regret that, given the current circumstances, the security and operational guarantees required of a broadcasting organization to host, organize and produce the Festival de la Canción de Eurovision according to the rules of the CES. by UA: PBC”.
The UK is vying to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest
Therefore, the event will probably take place in United Kingdomrunner-up ofCES 2022 competing with sam ryder:
Following this decision, in accordance with the rules and to ensure the continuity of the event, the EBU will enter into discussions with this year’s runner-up BBC to potentially host ESC 2023 in the UK. Our intention is that Ukraine’s victory will be reflected in next year’s shows. This will be a priority in our discussions with potential hosts.”