UK could be named host of Eurovision Song Contest 2023 after Ukraine win

The UK could host the Eurovision Song Contest next year after finishing second last night. Sam Ryder did the UK proud by finishing second out of 25 countries competing.

As expected, Ukraine emerged victorious. And now all eyes are on next year’s contest – with the UK and Germany tipped in some quarters to be the likely hosts if Ukraine can’t.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy hailed Ukraine’s victory in Eurovision. He says he is looking forward to hosting the competition “one day”.

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“Our courage impresses the world, our music conquers Europe! Next year Ukraine will host Eurovision!” he said. “We will do our best to one day welcome Eurovision participants and guests to Ukrainian Mariupol. Free, peaceful, rebuilt! not far away. »

But there are fears the crisis in Ukraine could continue indefinitely – meaning a replacement nation will have to be decided. The United Kingdom have stepped in as substitute hosts on four occasions.

Ukraine’s entry, Oleh Psiuk, said before the event: “Eurovision next year will be in the free and rebuilt and rebuilt house and happy Ukraine.” Psiuk said: “Well, yes it’s true that the UK is very supportive of us.

“The enormous gratitude to the UK, of course, from all residents of this country to you. Many Ukrainians also express very great gratitude to your country.”

Many reports suggest the host will be one of the ‘big five’ – UK, France, Italy, Spain or Germany. Spain has reportedly offered to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Sweden has also reportedly offered to host the event on behalf of Ukraine.

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