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EBU release statement regarding Ukraine’s victory at Eurovision 2022

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have released a statement regarding the Ukrainian victory at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 last night. In the statement, they look ahead to next year and the difficulties they will be facing.

EBU: “Planning for 2023 with UA:PBC”

EBU highlight that they will begin planning for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest alongside last night’s winning broadcaster, UA:PBC. They state there will obviously be unique challenges involved next year, but will discuss all opportunities and responsibilities with Ukraine. Read the full statement here or below:

We congratulate Ukraine and Kalush Orchestra on their win and superb performance.Now we will begin planning for 2023 with winning broadcaster UA:PBC.

Obviously, there are unique challenges involved in hosting next year’s competition.

However, as in any other year, we look forward to discussing all the requirements and responsibilities involved in hosting the competition with UA:PBC, and all other stakeholders, to ensure we have the most suitable setup for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest

Therefore, we can now safely assume that Ukraine will, as expected, get first refusal on hosting the Eurovision Song Contest next year. Due to the ongoing war following the invasion of Ukraine, the challenge will be difficult. In case other scenarios will be necessary, the EBU will most likely investigate at a later date.

Last night, Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin with their song “Stefania”. At the end of voting, they had received 631 points. The United Kingdom and Spain completed the top three, making it their best results since 1997 and 1995 respectively. This morning, the newly crowned Eurovision winners released the official music video for their song. You can watch that here.

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Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of ESCXTRA.com. Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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