Eurovision in Ukraine: Organizing committee reveals finalists of battle to host Eurovision 2017

19:33 Jul. 22, 2016

Organizing committee reveals finalists of battle to host Eurovision 2017

Ukraine's Jamala performs the song '1944' after winning the Eurovision Song Contest final in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, May 15, 2016. (AP Photo)

Jury decides three Ukrainian cities should compete to become next capital of the song contest

Three Ukrainian cities – Kyiv, Odesa and Dnipro - were chosen as the finalists of the battle to host Eurovision 2017 song contest.

Earlier six potential host cities, such as Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipro and Kherson presented their promo videos doing their best to show their advantages.  

In the coming days the members of the European Broadcasting Union organizing committee will visit the three finalist cities to inspect their infrastructure and evaluate possibility to host Eurovision.

Read also Ukraine is able to hold Eurovision 2017 despite armed conflict in country's east - contest organiser

The finalist will be announced on July 27.

Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar decent Jamala won the 2016 Eurovision song contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 14, 2016, with her entry 1944, which tells about the forced deportation of Crimean Tatars from Crimea under Joseph Stalin's rule.

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