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The hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 are to be decided this week, with potential presenters being invited to auditions.

NTU will be holding in person auditions this week as the broadcaster decides who will be hosting the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. The names of the people who have been invited to the auditions have not been named by NTU. The broadcaster is however looking for hosts who will match the image of the show that Ukraine wishes to create.

Organisation of next years contest is in full swing with the announcement of the logo and slogan of the contest to be announced by the end of the month. The European Broadcasting Union has already signed off on the logo and the slogan. Furthermore the design of the stage at the International Exhibition Center will be revealed in January.

With regards to who may host next years contest there are two names who are clear front-runners to present the show. Timur Miroshnychenko has hosted both the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 and 2013, he has been the lead commentator for Ukraine at Junior Eurovision Song Contest since 2006 and has only not commentated in the two years he was hosting.

Another strong contender is Tetiana Terekhova, Tetiana has commentated alongside Timur at the Eurovision Song Contest since 2011. She put her name forward for the role at the end of September, stating her proficiency in both English and French.

Previous hosts of Eurovision events in Ukraine:

  • Ani Lorak – Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009
  • Maria Efrosinina – Eurovision Song Contest 2005
  • Pavlo Shylko (DJ Pasha) – Eurovision Song Contest 2005
  • Timur Miroshnychenko – Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 & 2013
  • Zlata Ognevich – Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013

A total of 43 countries are to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Returning to the Eurovision stage are Portugal and Romania who both took a year out from the contest. Bosnia & Herzegovina has however withdrawn from the contest due to financial difficulties at the national broadcaster, BHRT. The 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is being held on the following dates:

  • Semi Final 1 – 9 May
  • Semi Final 2 – 11 May
  • Final – 13 May

Source: NTU

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