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  • Writer's pictureDale Roberts

Glasgow or Liverpool will host Eurovision 2023

Photo credit: EBU

The BBC announced today that the bidding process to host Eurovision 2023 has come down to two cities.

The event is being held in the United Kingdom on behalf of Ukraine who won the Contest this year in Turin.

The two cities were from the original shortlist of seven cities.

The five cities missing out were Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.

Glasgow's bid would see the Contest held at the OVO Hydro arena which has a capacity of 14,300.

Liverpool would have M&S Arena host with a capacity of 11,000.

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest, gave the final two cities his approval:

"We’re confident our final two cities are the best placed to meet this challenge and look forward to continuing our discussions to choose the one which will stage the world’s largest music event next May."

The final decision will be made by the EBU and the BBC "within weeks".

Read our profiles on each of the final cities (with an Aussie angle) below:

Which city would you like to see host Eurovision 2023?

  • Glasgow

  • Liverpool

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