Zelensky’s country had the right to host the 2023 edition of the European Music Contest, winning this year with
. In fact, the band topped the podium with “Stefania”. But nothing to do.
“Given the ongoing war, the European Broadcasting Union took the time to conduct a comprehensive assessment and feasibility study with UA: PBC (Ukrainian Public Television, so) and third-party specialists, including security issues – reads the official press release -. The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most complex television productions in the world with thousands of people working and attending the event and it requires 12 months of preparation time. After an objective analysis, the ESC Board of Directors concluded with deep regret that, under the present circumstances,
Operational requests from the broadcaster to host, organize and produce the Eurovision Song Contest under the ESC Rules cannot be fulfilled by UA:PBC. “
It is now necessary to quickly find an alternative. The European Broadcasting Union will begin evaluating
which ranked in Turin at number two with the song “Space Man” by Sam Ryder.