UK to Host 2023 Eurovision After Ukraine Ruled Too Risky

Next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be staged in Britain, organizers announced, after concluding it is too risky to hold the much-loved pop extravaganza in the designated host country, Ukraine.

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FILE - Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine celebrate after winning the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest at Palaolimpico arena, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, May 14, 2022. Next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be staged in Britain, organizers announced Monday, July 25, 2022 saying it is too risky to hold it in the designated host country, Ukraine. The U.K. said the 2023 pop extravaganza would be a celebration of Ukrainian culture and creativity. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
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LONDON (AP) — Next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be staged in Britain, organizers announced Monday, after concluding it is too risky to hold the much-loved pop extravaganza in the designated host country, Ukraine. The U.K. said the 2023 event would be a celebration of Ukrainian culture and creativity. Ukraine won the right to host the glitzy pan-continental music competition when its entry, from the folk-rap ensemble Kalush Orchestra, won this year’s contest in May.…

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