With hope in our hearts, we ask for the umpteenth time today: “When will we know the Eurovision 2017 host city?”

Now Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, has said publicly that he believes the result of the selection will be announced by September.

Speaking on the country’s Channel 5 news, he said:

“In order not to make a mistake, it is better to take a break for five to seven days and then reveal the winner. But Odessa, Dnipro, and Kiev are each worthy of hosting Eurovision — they’re megacities with good infrastructure. There are some advantages and disadvantages [to each of them].”

“The situation isn’t critical. The city will be selected. I think it is going to happen by September.”

Given recent trends, it’s not worth speaking with 100% confidence about this, as you may wind up disappointed…yet again.

As you’ll recall, the Eurovision Organising Committee originally planned to announce the results of the competition on July 27, but postponed the results indefinitely (and repeatedly) for further evaluation of the applicant cities.

Will Ukraine fulfil its promise? Do you think something is rotten in the state of Ukraine (as one MP has today suggested)? Or are you one of those who legit thinks Eurovision will end up in a different country? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments box below.

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Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago

Blurred deadline is a final negative mark that just proves that unprepared organisers shouldn’t make an open contest and tie down potential visitors.

cheesecake
cheesecake
3 years ago

Which September is he talking about?
All jokes aside, it will be all good in the end. But I personally think it’d be better for them not to promise anything anymore and wait until they are REALLY ready.

random.sage2.0
3 years ago

Two things I think is going on with Ukraine’s hosting…

1. They already have the city in mind but the other two cities (one of them is most likely Dnipro) are still pushing the ESC committee to change their minds, or

2. None of the cities are acceptable enough and they’re trying to make the best of it by getting those 3 cities a chance to pull more funds to make the best of it. Probably looking to avoid Kiev to give people a chance to see a different Ukraine but will use Kiev if needed be.

Avstriya
Avstriya
3 years ago

Ukraine as a country is an utter joke

James
James
3 years ago

* correction to my post; until late August not last August

James
James
3 years ago

@Alexander Totally agree. If the country doesn’t announce till September / October that’s fine if that was the plan all along. When you have mps and mayor’s expressing concerns and saying they will have to pull their bid , this shows Ukraine need more time to prepare the venues then Germany and Dnipro mayor has specifically stated they are running out of time, while numerous people have noted problems with infrastructure. This continual cancellation and apparent making it up as they go along approach which is frustrating the mayors as well as us is why people are concerned. Its a… Read more »

Rayk
Rayk
3 years ago

Just bring Eurovision 2017 to Lisbon, we’re waiting! :p

raulescfan
raulescfan
3 years ago

I don’t think it will be in another country but I think it might be a controversial edition. I think it will create an economic problem in Ukraine.

Vladimir
Vladimir
3 years ago

Can these people make a decision and not humiliate themselves and their country in the process?

Alexander
Alexander
3 years ago

@Robyn Gallagher
With all due respect, one can’t compare Germany to Ukraine on this one. I’m not going to pretend I remember all the commotion before ESC ’11 but I highly doubt that after Germany had won the whole thing, the German minister of finance said they had no money, the minister of culture said they had no venue and then they postponed the host city announcement… like what, 3 times now?

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

– The King of Fun

I totally agree.

@Yole

I don’t think the moon is a country 😀

esc 2016
esc 2016
3 years ago

This is ridicilus….

fikri
fikri
3 years ago

ukraine hosting eurovision 2017 is like brazil hosting the olympics… looking forward to further mishaps. i’m excited!

Max - The King of Fun
Max - The King of Fun
3 years ago

There’s a big difference between a broadcaster that says the host city will be revealed on September 20th and does indeed reveal it on September 20th than a broadcaster who says it will be in Mid July, then late july, then definitely before August, then independence day, then the day after, then maybe a week after that, and announcing it on September 10th.

Yeah the first host announced 10 days later, but it’s much more professional than the 2nd example and not as infuriating or frustrating.

Erin
Erin
3 years ago

@Fred – your reading comprehension skills are very lacking just as much as your lousy manners. Take your pills and a deep breath before you get all red and hyperventilated, Flintstone!

fred
fred
3 years ago

@Erin
It is eurovision not olympics . What plane traffic are you talking about? How many people do you think will come- as dnipro/odessa would be incapable- ?any city can handle it in Ukraine. Dont come up with nonsense theories.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
3 years ago

In 2010, Düsseldorf was announced as the host city for ESC 2011 in *early October*.

And fans were still able to book flights, hotels, get time off work, etc.

And it went on to be one of the best staged contests in recent years.

It’s going to be ok.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
3 years ago

There’s an easier way to solve this problem, if logistics doesn’t get too much in the way: Hold one semi in one city, the other semi in the other city, and the Grand Final in the third city…

…Yeah, I know; someone will say that they’ll have to either build 3 of the same graphic display for the stage, or come up with a means to build, take down and move the stage from city to city without incurring any damage to the system, the microchips or the displays themselves, especially if they don’t have one or two backups.

YOUR STUPID!
YOUR STUPID!
3 years ago

Ukraine is really annoying me today. I believe it will be a good contest with help and hopefully odessa bht ANNOUNCE IT ALREADY

Erin
Erin
3 years ago

In practical terms, both Odessa and Dniepro can’t possibly host the ESC because there are NO direct flights to these cities from major European hubs! At least 30 out of the 40 something participating countries don’t offer neither charter or traditional airline routes to those cities! and then there’s the issue with their respective airports which offer minimal facilities to accommodate a sudden peak in passenger traffic. Their services are basic and incompatible with modern travel experience. This leaves Kiev as the only sane option as its airport is well connected with other major European airports and offers fast access… Read more »

Paul D.
Paul D.
3 years ago

First reaction: whaaaaaat??
But then I realized September is next week lol

Bouke
Bouke
3 years ago

Everyone is stressing, but it will be an amazing show. Ukraine really knows how to organize such an event, so don’t panic so much.

Also, the host country won’t be changed. And I really don’t want the host country to be changed, because then it would be unfair for Ukraine. The EBU can’t take away the hosting rights from Ukraine.

So, Ukraine is going to host the show, and it wouldn’t be better if another country would host the show. There is no reason for panic. The host city will be announced somewhere in September.

James
James
3 years ago

@Channel Actually there is often a difference in flight costs in six weeks. We are not being asked to wait 10 days..in total it will be a delay of five weeks since the original date they suggested. Also , the mayors themselves have expressed concerns which is what is fueling the drama. If NTU had said at the start it would be September and hadn’t kept giving dates then cancelling and causing mayors and mps to get upset it wouldn’t have been an issue. The fact they organized a conference for today and then cancelled it 20 minutes before is… Read more »

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
3 years ago

I feel like this is not gonna happen… wonder why

escfan2016
escfan2016
3 years ago

@announcethecity(!)
What will change in your life when they’d announce it?

Ron
Ron
3 years ago

I have a feeling…Eurovision 2017 is going to be a MESS

AnnounceTheCity!!
AnnounceTheCity!!
3 years ago

Theres alot of ‘I believe, shoulds’ etc… That he’s saying here. Ukraine, tell us:
The host city or selection date.
Thats all.
No shoulds, woulds or probablys. Just set it in stone and announce it! Theres people waiting to book flights and sort cash to pay for it all. So Ukraine, for the die-hard fans, just announce the city!

channel
channel
3 years ago

Waiting for 10 more days wont kill anybody or change your flight plans/ costs.
Ukraine has done this contest before with success and in those conditions i cant see a reason to worry for. Leave your grouchiness and impatience behind. Everything is gonna be alright. I am sick of seeing complainant comments under every post.

Brian Irvine
Brian Irvine
3 years ago

Im actually bored with it… This event is somthing we all look forward to every year…. People have flights to book hotels to book and most importantly get time off work… Living in Glasgow (scotland) getting to keiv is hard enough but the other 2 cities will require 3 or possibly 4 flights this all needs planned and paid for….
Its the screctness of it all that annoys me the most….

Lucy
Lucy
3 years ago

I don’t think that it will be hosted in another country. I believe EBU have already transferred fund for the competition to the Ukraine Government. However the constant delays in announcing the cities and official dates is concerning. I believe that it will have a negative effect in the behind the scenes running of Eurovision.
(Although, if there is another postponement – I feel that Ukraine shouldn’t host due to all the troubles. Maybe co-host with another country)

Yole
Yole
3 years ago

it would be interesting to know what is real problem. in any case it would be better to change the country. (Sweden, Germany, Austria, the moon)