Which cities are vying to host Eurovision in Britain?

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The United Kingdom has hosted Eurovision since 1998, when it was held in Birmingham in central England.

Seven British cities have been selected in the process of organizing the next Eurovision contest which will eventually be hosted in the UK on behalf of Ukraine, the BBC has announced.

Of the 20 cities that had expressed their interest in hosting the iconic competition, those of Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield qualified. Cities such as London or Belfast were excluded. The decision will be announced in the fall.

The United Kingdom has hosted Eurovision since 1998, when it was held in Birmingham in central England. The country has hosted the competition eight times.

After its victory last year in May in Turin, Ukraine had initially criticized the decision of the organizers of the event, not to be entrusted with the organization of the 67th competition, given the fact that it is in a state of war, for security reasons.

Specifically, in June, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) ruled that the security requirements for Ukraine to host the contest were not met and began negotiations with the United Kingdom, which came in second place in this year’s contest.

On 25 July an agreement was announced between the EBU and the British government for the BBC to host the competition, in an event which will focus on Ukraine.

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