What happened? The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be held not in Ukraine, but in Great Britain, which took the 2nd place in the song contest this year.
Source. This was reported by the press service of the organizers of “Eurovision”.
Details. It is noted that the “security guarantees and the wide range of TV and radio stations” required for the organization of the song contest cannot be provided by a Ukrainian broadcaster. The organizers thanked UA:PBC for “cooperation and commitment in exploring all scenarios” for the next competition after the victory of Ukraine and said they “shared all the sadness” that the competition would not take place in Ukraine.
The organizers recalled that the Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most complex TV productions in the world with thousands of people working on it.
Previously. Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song by Kalush Orchestra – Stefania.
The Kalush Orchestra later sold a crystal microphone for the victory in Eurovision 2022 at a charity auction and raised $900,000 for the Ukrainian army.