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The Ukrainian newspaper, Pravda, has stated that the Ukrainian prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman wants a public selection to determine which city will host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk and Odessa have all expressed interest so far.

The prime minister of Ukraine announced that he would like a bidding process to bet set up, and for the public to have their say in which city they would like to host Eurovision 2017, he believes this would give each city a fair chance. One of the Ukrainian national television stations, TCH, held a public poll of their own, and Lviv was the over all winner of that poll. The venue in Lviv, Arena Lviv, is a football stadium and does not currently have a roof, so one would need to be put on if the city were to be awarded the rights to host in 2017

It will not be easy, as there are several demands by the EBU towards the venue and host city. The venue needs to handle enough people, and be ready weeks before the contest, to allow building of the stage. The host city needs to have enough capacity in their hotels and needs to have a decent public transport system. According to Taras Stetskiv, who worked for NTU at the time of the 2005 contest, he believes that Kyiv is the only city that lives up to all demands and expectations of the EBU.

 

 

 

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