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Eurovision 2025 in Geneva or Basel

Swiss broadcaster SRG has announced the final two candidates to host the 69th Eurovision Song Contest: Basel and Geneva. SRG has narrowed down the initial bids to these two cities. One of them will host the contest in Switzerland in May 2025, with the final decision to be made in late August. Cities had until the end of June to submit their bids based on a detailed list of requirements. Important criteria included arena facilities, public transport, sustainability, hotel availability, security, waste management, investment, event experience, and city support. A Eurovision Song Contest working group reviewed the bids from Basel, Geneva, Zurich, and Berne/Biel. This review involved both quantitative and qualitative criteria, as well as the cities’ commitment and creative ideas. The goal is to make Eurovision 2025 an unforgettable event. The accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) supervised the assessment of the bids. Following the recommendations of the working group, the ESC 2025 Steering Committee, led by SRG Director General Gilles Marchand, chose Basel and Geneva as the final candidates. Geneva, Basel, Switzerland will host the 69th Eurovision Song Contest in 2025 because of Nemo’s win in Malmö with the song “The Code,” which scored 591 points in the Grand Final, marking Switzerland’s third Eurovision victory.

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🇸🇪 Malmö will host Eurovision

Today, the news came: Malmö will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. The contest will be held on 7, 9 and the Grand Final on 11 May. It is the 3rd time in Eurovision history that the contest will be held in Malmö. Also in 1992 and in 2013, the contest was hosted in this city. EBU Event supervisor Martin Österdahl responds on the decision: “The EBU is thrilled that Malmö has been selected as the Host City for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. Malmö holds a special place in the history of the Contest, having successfully hosted it firstly in 1992 and then in 2013 – following Loreen’s last win. We’re excited to be returning to this vibrant and dynamic city which has demonstrated it has the venues and infrastructure that are perfect for staging the world’s largest live music event. Malmö’s commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and innovation aligns perfectly with the spirit of the competition. Furthermore, its compact size and well-developed transport infrastructure means everyone involved in the Contest, including delegations, media, and fans will be able to navigate the city easily. Its commitment to sustainability and green initiatives also aligns perfectly with our own values, making it an ideal Host City for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest. Malmö’s bid demonstrated a huge passion for the Eurovision Song Contest, and I have full confidence in their ability to create an unforgettable experience that will bring together fans, artists, and viewers across the globe. Together with Host Broadcaster SVT, we will create an extraordinary celebration of music, unity, and diversity that will captivate the world in May next year.”  

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Turin is the host city!!

The 2022 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Turin. The EBU announced this news today. The contest will be held at 10, 12 and 14 may in PalaOlimpico. Marcus Österdahl (Eurovision’s Executive Producer) said: “Turin is the perfect Host City for the 66th Eurovision Song Contest. As we saw during the 2006 Winter Olympics, PalaOlimpico exceeds all the requirements needed to stage a global event of this scale and we have been very impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment from the City of Turin who will welcome thousands of fans next May. This will be the first Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Italy in 30 years and, together with our Host broadcaster Rai, we are determined to make it a special one.” The host city was announced by this video today: Italy hosted the Eurovision Song Contest twice before: in Napoli in 1965, in Rome in 1991. 

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Bid process Eurovision 2022 announced

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 host broadcaster RAI has announced a bid process for the host city. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) fixed a number of criteria for a host city. For example, there must be an international airport no more than 90 minutes from the host city. There must be more than 2.000 hotel rooms in the city itself or it’s near area. And of course the venue itself is an important thing. The venue must have a capacity of around 8.000 to 10.000 people. It must have a main hall with the capacity to house the set and all other requirements needed to produce a high level broadcast production. It must contain space for a press centre, delegation spaces, dressing rooms and so on. The venue must be available 6 weeks before the rehearsals start, the 2 rehearsal and broadcasting weeks and one week after the contest. Probably the first of the interested cities will withdraw soon, because they can not live up to the standard. Let’s see were we go after Naples (1965) and Rome (1991)…..  

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