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Portugal: RTP confirms Lisbon as 2018 host city

Fans of the contest who were around for the bidding process for the 2017 contest, which eventually went to Kyiv, noted that it was a long, drawn-out process, with the host city itself only confirmed in October 2016. Many fans took to social media to complain about the lengthy process leading up to Ukraine’s Eurovision. This year, things couldn’t be …

Osram plans to light up Kyiv during the live shows!

Osram, the lighting company who have partnered with the EBU and Eurovision for the third year running, are all set to light up the sights of Kyiv during the live shows as people register their votes. The official Eurovision app will have a voting feature which, much like in Stockholm last year, will light up landmarks around the Ukrainian capital depending …

Jon Ola Sand admits Kyiv is his “most difficult Eurovision”

Jon Ola Sand, the Norwegian TV executive who has been executive producer of Eurovision since the 2011 contest, has admitted that Kyiv’s hosting of the contest has been difficult and the “most challenging Eurovision yet”. Sand has confirmed that EBU officials have had to be a lot more hands on with the competition this year, as Ukrainian TV officials and …