Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will take place less than in 90 days in Kyiv, Ukraine.
This is second time when Ukraine will host Eurovision. Six Ukrainian cities took part in the battle for the right to host the finals: Kherson, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Lviv, Odessa and Kyiv. In September 2016 Kyiv won the race.
First time Ukraine and Kyiv hosted Eurovision in 2005, when Ruslana and her song Wild Dances won the contest in Istanbul. It was just a second performance of the country – and a victory! The song Wild Dances gained 280 points in Eurovision Ruslana.
Being the capital and the largest city of Ukraine Kyiv boasts to be the seventh largest city in Europe by population. Population of Kyiv is 2,908 million people. Thanks to the historical input Kyiv is known to be mother of all Russian cities and is more ancient then Moscow!
Where Eurovision will take place?
The main musical scene of Eurovision-2017 will be held at the International Exhibition Center (IEC) in Kyiv, located on the left bank. IEC can host about 11 thousand visitors. http://www.iec-expo.com.ua/en/
When Eurovision 2017 will take place?
Semifinals will be held on 9 and 11 May 2017.
Eurovision Final – 13 May 2017.
Tickets for Eurovision 2017 will be sold in the middle of February. Price for the tickes will vary from 40 USD up to 200 USD. Ask us if you would like to buy tickets for Eurovision 2017!
The opening ceremony is planned to be held on the territory of Saint Sophia Cathedral.
Additionally, it is planed to arrange red carpet and Eurocity Euroclub.
Florian is responsible for the design of the stage buckets develop. Earlier he worked on Eurovision in Düsseldorf, Baku and Vienna.
Eurovision 2017: Logo and slogan
“Celebrate Diversity” and “Let’s respect diversity” will be the main slogan of Eurovision-2017. This is a logo, announced on Monday, January 30.
“Celebrate Diversity” involves integration of Europe and the outside whose citizens come together in order to honor what unites us and what sets them apart, makes us unique, “- said the executive director of the contest Jon Ola Sand.
Creative design of Eurovision 2017 contest was made by two Ukrainian creative agencies – Republique and Banda, who teamed up for the project.
In general starting from September 2016 about 500 applications from solo artists and bands were registered for the competition participation.
The panel of judges Eurovision 2017 is represented by the winner of Eurovision-2016 Jamala, famous music production Konstantin Meladze and popular artist and singer Danylko. Danylko more known as Verka Serdychka won second place in Eurovision 2007.
Voting system will be the same as last year, the jury will exhibit their estimates, and the audience will vote by SMS. The sum of points will determine the winner.
43 countries have already confirmed their participation. This is the maximum number of participants in the international song contest that its history was repeated only twice – in 2008 and 2011, “- said on the TV channel” UA First”.
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