Eurovision 2017: Kiev, Dnipro and Odessa still in the race to host

A special organizing committee made up by Ukrainian ministers and representatives of broadcaster NTU have made up their minds. Kiev, Dnipropetrovsk and Odessa are the three cities that are still in the running to organize the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

The committee made their decision after six potential host cities presented their bids live on television last Wedsnesday. Now, the EBU will also inspect the cities that are left. On Monday they will visit Kiev, on Tuesday they will attend Odessa and Dnipropetrovsk. In the original plan, NTU would make a shortlist of two cities, but this has now changed. Together with host broadcaster NTU they will pick the winning city, which will be made public before August 1st during a press conference. NTU intends to have this announcement on July 27th.

Most likely, also the dates will be made official. The proposed dates thus far have been a problem for either Ukraine, due to the Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide on the 18th of May, or the EBU, due to the clash of the semi-finals with the Champions League and Europa League semi-finals.