Last week, the Reference Group of the Eurovision Song Contest paid a visit to Kiev, to look at the progress the city is making when it comes to hosting the contest in May next year. After this visit, Executive Producer Jon Ola Sand has expressed his worries.
“There are hurdles that the authorities need to look into, to make sure the project can move swiftly. We still have full confidence in the NTU and the city of Kiev that they will manage this. But there are still some issues that have not been solved and we are slightly worried that the time is running out. They need to speed up to make it to the finish line,” Sand states in the video you can see below:
Biggest surprise after the meeting and conclusion of the EBU is that the organisation still did not decide to reschedule the contest to the last week of May. This would easily be possible, and would buy the NTU and city of Kiev extra time. Our own Dennis van Eersel gives you an update from Ukraine: