Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv 2017
Let’s get ready to sing, dance, and party!
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Kyiv will be the city to host Eurovision in May 2017.
Capital won the right to host the biggest musical event in Europe as a result of the selection of host cities of Eurovision-2017, in which 5 Ukrainian cities competed for the contest: Kherson, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Lviv, Odessa Kyiv.
The main musical arena next year will be the International Exhibition Center in Kiev, located on the left bank.
The expo center is situated five minutes walk from Livoberezhna metro station at Brovarsky Avenue and only 5 stops by metro or 10 minutes by car away from Khreshchatyk, main Kiev street in the city center. It also has a good connection with Boryspil International Airport lying at 27 km distance It also has a smooth connection with Boryspil International Airport lying at 27 km distance. This location has the necessary technical and logistical resources to create appropriate conditions for rehearsals, actors, journalists and placement of about 11 thousand spectators and fans.
The Red Carpet will be located in Sofiyska Square outside of Saint Sophia’s Cathedral in Kyiv.
Here all the contestants will be introduced to the press, fans, and guests. A record number of participants – 43 countries – will compete for the victory at the international song contest Eurovision-2017, which will be held in the capital of Ukraine. So many contestants in the history of the show were only twice – in 2008 and 2011.
The Ukrainian ticket agency www.concert.ua is chosen as official ticket partner for Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
I will keep you informed about the date for the tickets to be released. The company “Pilot” has been chosen as the official travel agent of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This decision was made following the selection held by the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU), the Host Broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, since November.
The Euro Club is planned to be held at the CEC Parkovy (wwwparkovy.info), Congress and exhibition center in the Ukrainian capital.
For some special parties, the official after parties and performances by participants you will surely Need official accreditation for access. Florian Wieder has become the stage designer of the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in the capital of Ukraine in spring 2017. This is the fourth stage that he develops for the international song contest. Florian Wieder’s portfolio includes the Eurovision stages in Dusseldorf, Baku, and Vienna, as well as such projects as The X-Factor talent show in Great Britain and the USA, and MTV Video Music Awards.The winner of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest creative concept pitch has been chosen. These are two Ukrainian creative agencies: Republique and Banda Agency.
The live shows will take place on Tuesday 9th May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 11th May (Second Semi-Final), with the Grand Final on Saturday 13th May.
It happened: Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv
Update: As on May,14
Yesterday was chosen the winner of the Eurovision Contest 2017. A 27-year-old singer from Portugal Salvador Sobral won the contest with the song “Amar Pelos Dois”. I congratulate Salvador ! Thus, the Eurovision song contest of 2018 goes to Portugal. The second place was taken by the 17-year-old Bulgarian participant Christian Kostov. The 3rd place won Moldova with the band Sunstroke Project.
This is for the first time in the history of the contest Portugal have won the Eurovision. By the way, it had been one of the favorites to win, along with Italy’s entry, which came sixth. The contest this year took place in the Kiev International Exhibition Centre in Ukraine.
I’m very glad that the Eurovision Song Contest was held at a decent level in Kyiv. The city prepared for the big event in the best possible way. All the foreign tourists which I personally met and worked with were pleasantly surprised by everything they saw in the city.
I heard only good words about Kyiv and Kyivites. Like: Kyiv is beautiful, well-developed, green and blooming. The Kyivites are friendly and good-looking. The Ukrainian cuisine is incredibly delicious and varied. But what surprised most of all were..the cheap prices on everything. And this doesn’t mean bad quality at all! Everyone promised definitely to come back to Kyiv and most of the guests plan to do it this summer))
So, I’m very glad that Kyiv held the great international contest on a decent level and I really hope that tourists will come to this wonderful city again.