Preliminary information shows the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen exceeded its budget by more than 70 million Danish kroner according to Danish newspaper Metro Xpress. The paper came in possession of the provisional accounts on June 15 and a team of four independent experts examined them. Their audit estimates that the total cost to Danish taxpayers is likely to exceed 96 million kroner.
Wonderful Copenhagen, who owns the project company that managed the hosting of the contest in Copenhagen, has reportedly confirmed that they did go over budget but would not comment on the total amount. A full report is expected to be released in August.