Six cities bid to host Eurovision 2016 and last month wiwibloggs asked you which city and venue you wanted to see win. This morning SVT confirmed Ericsson Globe will be the host of Europe’s favourite TV show from May 10th-14th 2016. Yes, the spherical building in Stockholm.
Ericsson Globe wasn’t your favourite though. Stockholm’s Tele 2 Arena – which SVT teased will be involved in the Grand Final – won the poll with 57.67% of the vote. 861 readers thought the 45,000-seat arena would be the perfect fit for Eurovision 2016. Bigger in the past has been better, with the Eurovision Song Contest 2009-2012 all being held in larger arenas.
Ericsson Globe did come second but waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind Tele 2, only managing to take 15.41% of the votes. Just 230 people ranked Globen as their favourite to take the crown. Don’t despair though people – Globen ushered in Eurovision in the twenty-first century back in 2000 and played host to Melodifestivalen from 2002-2012. If Loreen, Molly Sandén, Danny Saucedo and Eric Saade have played their how bad can it be?
Lower down the table, Gothenburg’s Scandinavium placed third with 15% and 224 votes, Örnsköldsvik’s bid came fourth with 6.7% and 100 votes,
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