UPDATE: At 13:40 CET — just 20 minutes before the planned announcement — Ukraine has CANCELLED the host city reveal with this pithy statement.
Writing on Facebook, Dnipro’s mayor Boris Filatov described the latest postponement as shameful.
He has also reacted to Dnipro’s apparent snub.
Our original article announcing today’s planned announcement remains below. The wait continues…
ORIGINAL ARTICLE (PUBLISHED AT 10:00 CET):
Get ready to book your flights and choose your hotel. Today at 15:00 Kyiv time — that’s 14:00 CET — Ukraine will finally announce the Eurovision 2017 host city.
The country’s Cabinet of Ministers published the news this morning, adding that they will stream the event live from Government House in Ukraine.
You can watch a live stream of the host city announcement.
As you’ll recall three cities — Dnipro, Kyiv and Odessa — are still in the race.
In recent days Kyiv has been forced to drop The Palace of Sport as a potential venue, and is now throwing its weight 100% behind the International Exhibition Centre, where it will combine two separate halls to create the arena.
Elsewhere Jamala, Ukraine’s Eurovision 2016 winner, recently told wiwibloggs that Odessa is not ready to host Eurovision.
With just hours to go until the big announcement, which city are YOU supporting?
You can let us know in our poll below.
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