12:40 26.05.2016

Kyiv starts preparations for Eurovision 2017

Kyiv authorities intend to start the preparations for the song contest Eurovision 2017, the press service of capital's mayor Vitali Klitschko has said.

"Kyiv stars preparations for the song contest Eurovision 2017 to hold it at a high-level next year," the press service quoted the mayor of Kyiv.

The Ukrainian singer Jamala won in the final of Eurovision 2016 with the song "1944," which took place in Stockholm ( Sweden) on May 14. In accordance with the competition rules, Eurovision 2017 is to be held in the winner country which singer won the previous year. Thus, Eurovision 2017 will be held in Ukraine.

Earlier, mayors of several regional centers of Ukraine have already expressed their willingness to stage Eurovision 2017 in their cities. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said that the capital would properly prepare to host Eurovision at the highest level. Klitschko named the Olympiysky National Sports Complex, which is located at the center of Kyiv, as the one of possible venues for holding the contest.

The European Broadcasting Union on June 1 will provide Ukraine with the norms for Eurovision 2017, but now the representatives of Ukrainian sports arenas are discussing the technical capability of the preparation of facilities for conducting the song contest.

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