Song Contest: The ESC will take place in Glasgow or Liverpool in 2023


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The ESC will take place in Glasgow or Liverpool in 2023

The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in either Glasgow or Liverpool in 2023.  Photo: Corinne Cumming/EBU/dpa

The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in either Glasgow or Liverpool in 2023. photo

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The next ESC cannot take place in Ukraine. The Brits know how to throw a party and play host.

Next year, the Eurovision Song Contest will be held in either Glasgow or take place in Liverpool. This was announced by the BBC on Tuesday.

Before that were also the British cities Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield were shortlisted. The final decision is expected to be made this fall.

Britain is stepping in as host country for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in place of Ukraine, which won this year’s competition in Turin with the Kalush Orchestra. It’s the ninth time that the ESC will take place in the UK.

For security reasons, the event cannot take place in the still competitive Ukraine to be celebrated. Great Britain, as the runner-up, already offered the hosting months ago. The Brits have often stepped in as organizers.

“It’s Ukraine’s party. We’re just inviting them to throw it at our house,” said this year’s ESC runner-up Sam Ryder after the decision Great Britain as host. “We know how to party here in the UK.” Despite the postponement, the contest will celebrate Ukrainian culture, history and music.

Kalush singer Oleh Psjuk made a similar statement at the time. He is sad that the show will not go up in Ukraine. But: “We hope that Eurovision 2023 will have a Ukrainian flair and celebrate our beautiful, unique culture,” said Psyuk, according to the British news agency PA. He and his band would do anything to ensure that Ukraine wins in 2023 and that the ESC 2024 “can take place in a peaceful country”.

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