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UK in Talks to Host Eurovision Instead of Ukraine Next Year

The war in Ukraine precludes the country’s ability to host the event, the organizer said.

Kalush Orchestra of Ukraine.

Kalush Orchestra of Ukraine.

Photographer: Giorgio Perottino/Getty Images

The UK could host next year’s Eurovision song contest after the organizers decided that it wouldn’t be possible to hold it in Ukraine.

As winners of this year’s contest, Ukraine should host the show in 2023, but the European Broadcasting Union found that Ukraine’s public broadcaster wouldn’t be able to fulfill the “security and operational guarantees” needed to host the event due to the ongoing war in the country.