Eurovision 2017 – The hunt for next year’s host city was officially started today by Ukraine broadcaster NTU. Bidding cities have until 8th July to put their case forward. The bids will be looked at for a week, and sifted down to 2 cities to be passed to the EBU. A final decision is expected sometime between 22nd of July and 1st August 2016. Then the final dates for the contest will be announced. The initial dates have been provisionally changed to:
- Tuesday 09th May – Semi-final 1
- Thursday 11th May – Semi-final 2
- Saturday 13th May – Grand Final
These could however change back to the previously announced dates of 16th, 18th and 20th of May 2017.