Spain offers to host Eurovision in 2023
Eurovision champions Ukraine could be hosted by Spain after the country’s national broadcaster RTVE made a bid to host their 2023 contest.
Last night, the struggling country act Kalush Orchestra scored the highest points, garnering more than 400 votes from the public to add to the judges’ tally.
The bookmakers had warned Ukraine, currently invaded by Russia, to win from the start.
After being crowned the winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, frontman Oleh Psiuk told the audience of 7,500: “I’m asking all of you, please help Ukraine, Mariupol . Help Avostal, right now,”
Many of them gave the band a standing ovation in front of millions of viewers around the world.
Yet, due to Ukraine’s current political climate, where Russian President Vladimir Putin is believed to want to reclaim many of the territories lost in the fall of the Soviet Union, the country’s position as a host nation is surrounded by uncertainties.
Spain took third place with Chanel competitor SloMo’s title, and the Eurovoix website reports that María Eizaguirre, spokesperson for Spain’s public broadcaster, has endorsed the contest.
He added: “RTVE is ready to support Ukraine in whatever it needs to organize the contest.”