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Organisers of Eurovision 2017 Congratulated By Ukrainian President

The organisers of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest were congratulated by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for a successful competition.

Yesterday the Presidential Administration Head of State met with the organisers of this years Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. The 2017 hosts Timur Miroshnichenko, Alexander Skichko, and Vladimir Ostapchuk attended the meeting, as well as Executive Director Jon Ola Sand, Executive Producer Paul Hrycak, Production Director Ola Meltsyh, and Creative Director of Events Sergei Proskurnia.

The President, Petro Poroshenko congratulated the team on the excellent organisation of the contest, and said:

“Despite fears of sceptics, I am proud that we have made Eurovision 2017. No one could stop us.”

Eurovision 2017 host Timur Miroshnichenko added:

“Eurovision in Kyiv showed the world the real Ukraine. Modern, European, tolerant, talented, open and welcoming. It was the best advertisement of our country over the last 5 years.”

Not only that, but the team got a selfie with the President. This year 42 countries took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. The shows took place on the 9th, 11th and 13th May, which saw Portugal take the victory for the first time in their 53 years competing in the contest. Salvador Sobral won the 2017 contest with his song “Amar Pelos Dois”, which received a total of 758 points, beating the previous record of highest points by Alexander Rybak in 2009.

The 2018 is due to take place in Portuguese capital Lisbon. Dates for the contest have not yet been set. Countries that have already confirmed for the contest are:

  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • Spain

Source: ESC UA

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