Sunday, December 4, 2016

Russian producer of “Eurovision” Even if Ukraine will not pull competition, it is unlikely to survive in the Moscow Komsomolskaya Pravda

the German magazine Bild reported that the venue of “Eurovision — 2017″ may be not, Kiev, and Moscow. This information was revealed with the publication of the organizing Committee of the music competition.

the reasons for the transfer, organizational, and financial. According to the publication, the costs of holding the musical competition range from 17 to 25 million euros. The organizing Committee covers only 10-14 million. The remaining amount you have to pay a city-the organizer. But Ukraine no money for such an expensive event. This is indirectly confirmed by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on foreign Affairs Hanna hopko, who said that “Eurovision” could take place in another country, that would be a catastrophe for Ukraine.

Recall that in may in the finals, which took place in Stockholm, won the Ukrainian singer Jamala with a song “1944″. Thus Kiev won the right to host the next Eurovision. Second place was taken by Australian singer Demi Them, the third Russian Sergey Lazarev. However, the rules do not allow Australia to host the event: the contest must be in Europe. In this situation, Kiev could replace Moscow.

We called the Yuri Aksyuta, the Executive producer of the Russian “Eurovision”, to see how likely such a development.

Producer Yuri Aksyuta and a representative of the Russian singer Dina Garipova at the Eurovision song contest 2013.Photo: Elena BAUDOUIN

- I have No doubt that the working group, which is engaged in the preparation of the contest, bring order, the organizers from the Ukrainian side will take over the head and do everything on time, as promised – said Aksyuta. – Let’s wait for the decisions of the European broadcasting Union, let’s see how events will develop. While it is a rumor, unsubstantiated. In September, already have these kinds of conversations. And the next day Kiev was defined as the city of the competition. Even then, it looked like a specially launched a campaign of public relations of Kiev. For us, this news is like thunder from a clear sky. Yes, and too little time to prepare for competition. Lost at least three months. In September it was necessary to start the mechanism of training. And now – Dec. So, I think everything will be fine, and the contest will be held in Kiev.

Such cases when transferred venue of “Eurovision” already was?

In my practice.

a Final decision whether Ukraine will receive the right to host Eurovision, the European broadcasting Union should adopt at the General Assembly, which will take place on 8 December.


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