Set your alarms! At 08:35 London time, the BBC will reveal the Eurovision 2023 host city shortlist. The reveal will take place on the BBC Radio 2 during Zoe Ball’s Breakfast Show.
On the show’s official web site, producers say that “Scott Mills is on the show with some very exciting Eurovision news!” We fully approve of the exclamation point.
You can listen to the show on BBC Sounds.
Eurovision 2023: BBC host city shortlist will be announced on Friday
The three-hour breakfast programme starts at 06:30 London, but you won’t get the news about Eurovision until 08:35. No one knows how many cities have made the shortlist.
What we do know is that the follow cities publicly confirmed that they’d started or submitted their bids.
The following cities previously expressed that they intended to apply.
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How will the Eurovision 2023 host city be chosen?
Here’s a reminder of how the BBC has described the host city selection process.
“It is a two-stage process and to be considered, any potential candidates must meet a set of minimum standards that demonstrate they have the capacity, capability and experience to host an event of this scale and complexity.”
“The final decision on selecting the Host City will be based on a city or region’s capacity and capability in meeting the BBC’s and the EBU’s requirements, as well as availability of resources and general experience in hosting a large and complex event such as the Eurovision Song Contest.”
“For example, last year the EBU’s Host City criteria was based on providing a venue able to accommodate at least 10,000 spectators (as well as a press centre), that should be within easy reach of an international airport and with ample hotel accommodation.”
“There will be two rounds. Once we have received applications, we will shortlist cities based on their ability to meet the requirements and their responses around capability and experience.”
Fingers crossed for Leeds and Newcastle
Or you can watch the announcement on BBC Breakfast (BBC1) at the same time.
Liverpool on the list, fingers crossed.
I’m not saying anything but there is a tiny mistake on the official Eurovision page about this. It says it will be released on Friday 11th August. But it should be Friday 12th August.
Now they changed it. Wow, when I refreshed it.
Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and London