The BBC has confirmed that two cities, Glasgow and Liverpool, remain in competition to be the 2023 Host City!
This means that Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, and Sheffield have been eliminated as options.
Phil Harrold, the chair of the BBC’s Host City Selection Committee, has said:
‘Thanks to all 7 cities across the UK who have demonstrated the enthusiasm and passion for Eurovision that exists right across the UK. We were incredibly impressed by the quality and creativity of all the city bids, in what was a highly competitive field. The Eurovision Song Contest is a very complex event and Liverpool and Glasgow have the strongest overall offer; we will continue our discussions with them to determine the eventual host city.
We are determined to make the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest one that both reflects the winning position of Ukraine and is also an event that all of the UK can participate in.’
The final decision on the Host City of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be decided by the BBC in conjunction with the European Broadcasting Union.
Further discussions will now take place with officials from Glasgow and Liverpool and a final decision will be made within weeks!
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