Germany -A few days ago we reported that the German broadcaster responsible for the organization of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, NDR will reveal the host city for 2011 in August, as momentarily all the options are being explored. Now the “media grid” of Lower Saxony strongly suggests Hanover as the best host city. In Germany you have to pay fees to the public broadcasters if you are using a television and theNDR is a regional broadcaster for Northern Germany and thus most of its revenue comes from fees from states in the North, mostly notably Lower Saxony. This is one of the arguments of the media grid. As the people living in Lower Saxony will pay for a big part of the Contest’s organization it would only be fair that their state’s capital Hanover can host the Eurovision Song Contest (Except Hamburg, all of the other options like Berlin or Cologne are not situated in the area where the NDR is the regional broadcaster). Furthermore, Hanover is Lena Meyer-Landrut’s home town, which according to the head of the media grid Wolfgang Howing creates a “strong, emotional bond” between the city and the contest. He also stresses the good transport system in and around the city. Hanover had been the host city of the “Expo 2000″.
Of course this is only a “strong suggestion” and I’m sure other cities and media grits will find good arguments for the other cities