Official: Kiev host city for Eurovision 2017

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The ball is finally by the Church: capital Kiev may next year the big Eurovision Song Contest received as official host city. The festival will take place in the Kiev International Exhibition Center. That news was announced this afternoon at a live press conference from Ukraine. This puts an end to the bad soap that the debacle around the choice to be threatened. The festival itself will be held on 9, 11 and 13 may 2017.

Ukrainian broadcaster NTU and the selection Committee, the announcement of the host city several times. That communication always happened in a very clumsy way and also now nobody was sure if the publication there really would come. They kept there long because the tension in the livestream on Youtube started with a lot of delay.

Eventually, there still white smoke out: Kiev, capital of Ukraine, is the host city for the edition of 2017. The Kiev International Exhibition Center is the Hall where everything is about to happen, which name did for quite a while the round because it’s actually the only suitable Hall is that the City currently has. The Hall can 11,000 visitors. Kiev was also in 2005, after the victory of Ruslana in 2004, host city.

It looked for a while that the Committee still would choose Odessa after local media claimed that they already knew which city the festival. Vitali Klitschko made himself Mayor of confusion by writing in his personal blog that the organization is doing everything so that Kiev still but not the host city would be. Eventually received its city 19 votes from the selection Committee, two voted against and there was one abstention.

Dates known song festival 2017

The official dates vear the festival of 2017, 62, were also given Edition: the semifinals go through on 9 and 11 May and the grand final is on Saturday 13 may 2017. Tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest from Kyiv are for sale until next year.