It is already a tradition for the winning country to host the festival next year, however, to ensure “certain criteria” such as “the possibility of hosting the event and the safety of all interested parties, including the general public”. Are guaranteed.
In a statement, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) regrets that Ukraine will not be able to host the festival for the third time (after doing so in 2005 and 2016).
“Under the current circumstances, the security and operational guarantees required for a broadcaster to conduct, organize and produce a Eurovision song contest under ESC rules [Eurovision Song Conteste] Can not be filled by UA: PBC[உக்ரேனிய ஒளிபரப்பாளர்]”.[emissoraucraniana)”[emissoraucraniana)”
“As a result of this decision, EBU will now begin negotiations with this year’s runner – up, the BBC, to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in the UK to ensure the rules and continuity of the event.”
In this year’s edition, Ukraine won for the third time, with “Stefania”, by the Kalush band, while Portugal, in charge of Moro, finished ninth, with “South, South”.
Ukraine’s victory was largely due to a referendum, and the United Kingdom, which won the National Arbitration Council vote, failed to surpass Ukraine’s 631 votes, of which 439 were cast by a referendum.
It is to be recalled that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky promised to host the event.
“No.Our courage attracts the world, our music conquers Europe! Next year, Ukraine hosts Eurovision. For the third time in history. I hope this will not be the last time, ”the Ukrainian president wrote in an Instagram post at the time.
“We will do everything we can to welcome Eurovision participants and guests one day to the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Free, quiet, rebuilt!” He added.
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