Y’all need to have your travel agent on speed dial. ORF’s Eurovision 2015 steering committee met yesterday morning, and we can expect a host city announcement imminently.
Kurier.at reports that ORF’s top officials planned to meet on Tuesday to decide whether Vienna, Innsbruck or Graz deserved the honour of hosting. “Then it could go fast,” the paper writes. “The award of the project and millions of euros could fall on the same day.”
As you’ll recall, ORF has said that its decision will come by early August.
Eurovision fans are debating the cultural and entertainment merits of each city—Mountains in Innsbruck! Music in Vienna!…the Tramway Museum in Graz! But for officials it’s all about the money honey.
ORF Chief Financial Officer Richard Grasl told the paper that he isn’t playing favourites and that this is a hard-nosed financial decision: “I am talking about an objective evaluation of the concepts, and also financially…the best offer for ORF.”