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Eurovision 2017 Archives | Page 20 of 21 | ESC Reporter

Ukraine to ban certain Russian artists from Eurovision 2017

June 2, 2016 |

According to the Facebook page of Ukrainian MP Anton Herashchenko, certain Russian artists that are on the list of banned persons from entering Ukraine (for threats to national security) will be banned from entering Ukraine during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

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Petrykivka to be used for Eurovision 2017 artwork?

June 2, 2016 |

According to, a Facebook group has suggested to use the unique Ukrainian art form “Petrykivka” in the official design of Eurovision 2017!

Petrykivka is a form of painting that has been in Ukraine for hundreds of years and is … Read More

First meeting for Eurovision 2017 takes place with NTU and EBU

June 2, 2016 |

On June 1, the first meeting between the EBU and the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU) took place in Kyiv in preparation for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Ukraine.

Gathered at the meeting from the EBU were Jon … Read More

Two cities seriously considered for Eurovision 2017 hosting

May 31, 2016 |

Now that seven cities (Cherkasy, Kherson, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Vinnytsia, and Kyiv) have shown interest in hosting Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine, it looks like there are two that are being seriously considered.

Lviv and Kyiv are seemingly the main nominees … Read More

Lviv, the Ukrainian viewers’ choice for Eurovision 2017 host city

May 26, 2016 |

Viewers of the show Tyzhden’ on TV-channel TSN were asked to participate in a poll regarding which city should play host to Eurovision 2017. 

Currently, five cities throughout Ukraine have shown interest in hosting Eurovision 2017.  

Surprisingly, the western … Read More

An all-out bidding war in Ukraine for Eurovision 2017 host city

May 25, 2016 |

 The prime minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Hroysman, has revealed that he would like a “bidding war” for the host city of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

“The selection should take place among all the candidate cities. It should be a public selection process, where the competition should be addressed not at the level of the government. Most cities have to determine it on the basis of which one has the best conditions. Whoever has the right conditions will host,” said Hroysman. Read More

Ukraine estimates cost of Eurovision 2017 hosting

May 20, 2016 |

Following Jamala’s win last Saturday with the song “1944,” now everything turns to Ukraine. After six days of discussing, the cabinet hopes on sponsors' support for Eurovision 2017.

Yevhen Nyshchuk, Ukrainian Cuture Minister, said that Ukraine is going to … Read More

O’G3NE is Dutch candidate for Eurovision 2017

May 20, 2016 |

Following the representation of Douwe Bob from the Netherlands, which made it to be one of the favourites of this year’s show, it now may be girl group O’G3NE from Fijnaart’s time to go to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, … Read More

Sweden offers their help to Ukraine for Eurovision preparations

May 20, 2016 |

Alice Bah Kuhnke – Sweden’s Minister of Culture has offered Ukraine assistance in organising next year’s Eurovision. This suggestion was said during a meeting between Kuhnke and Ukrainian Culture Minister Yevhen Nyshchuk in Stockholm.

Swedish Minister congratulated Ukraine after its … Read More

Stephen Colbert’s idea for USA in Eurovision

May 20, 2016 |

For the first time ever, the Grand Final of Eurovision was broadcast live in USA, introducing the States to the worldwide phenomenon. After trying to explain what is Eurovision, Stephen Colbert asked why America isn’t allowed to compete.

“Why can’t we … Read More

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