The BBC will reveal the shortlist of Eurovision 2023 host cities that are still in the race on Friday morning at 08:30am during the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show with Zoe Ball.
Ahead of that, it’s time to quickly review the results of the flash poll we launched earlier this month, asking y’all which UK city should host Eurovision 2023.
We received a total of 8,209 votes…and the results are in.
Which UK city should host Eurovision 2023?
- Glasgow: 21.44%: 1,760 votes
- Manchester: 14.46% 1,187 votes
- London: 11.62% 954 votes
- Liverpool: 7.94% 652 votes
Cardiff: 5.92% 486 votes
- Edinburgh: 5.68% 466 votes
- Birmingham: 5.37% 441 votes
- Belfast: 4.95% 406 votes
- Bristol: 4.12% 338 votes
- Leeds: 3.76% 309 votes
- Newcastle: 3.07% 252 votes
- Sheffield: 2.80% 230 votes
- Brighton: 2.77% 227 votes
- Aberdeen: 2.05% 168 votes
Nottingham: 1.77% 145 votes
- Wolverhampton 0.93% 76 votes
- Leicester 0.76% 62 votes
- Sunderland: 0.61% 50 votes
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.”