UKRAINE – Today two interesting news come from Ukraine. The first is about the host city race. NTU officially published the rules for the bidding cities. From June 24th to August 1st the procedure will take place.
Bidding cities will have submit their final proposals by July 8th and on July 15th will review the bids based on specifications for the arena, official hotels for accommodation, transport connection within the city and with international destinations.
From 18th to 22nd of July the reviews will narrow the biding cities to two. Those two bids will be handed to the European Broadcasting Union who will explore the potential of both cities and co-decide with Ukrainian organisers the final winner.
There is also a change on the preliminary dates for Eurovision 2017: First Semi Final is set for May 9th, Second Semi Final is set for May 11th and Grand Final is set for May 13th. Still there is no final approval of the dates.