There’s a long tradition of the country which wins the Eurovision Song Contest hosting the next year’s event, but even the most optimistic person has to wonder: can Ukraine, 2022’s winner, actually host 2023 given the war?
The Eurovision organisers have gone out of there way to conduct a thorough study on what can safely be done in Ukraine, and let’s be honest, the answer is not much at the moment. Given the vastly complex organisation which takes a whole year, they can’t wait till December to see if Putin’s been beaten by then, so the Eurovision have taken the sad step of announcing Ukraine can’t, with the best will in the world, host.
So, what now…. Well, the event is in talks with the country which came second… and that means, it actually means, it looks like the UK will be hosting the Eurovision. Sorry for the delay in posting this, we had to go and book a load of hotels. We are very, very excited.
However, let’s not forget the situation, and Eurovision have said Ukraine will be very much front and centre at the event.
— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) June 17, 2022