The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be challenging according to the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand.
Speaking to the Norwegian national broadcaster on Saturday night, Jon Ola Sand the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, has stated that next years contest in Israel will be challenging. According to Mr Sand the primary challenge for next years contest is the financial aspect of hosting, this follows IPBC having only been setup in the past year as the Israeli public broadcaster.
The Executive Supervisor added;
But at the same time I was in Jerusalem when they arranged in 1999 and that was amazing. They are at the forefront of television skills and have high competence. But it will be more challenging with Eurovision in Israel than in Sweden
Before becoming the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand was the Head of Delegation for Norway at the competition. Between 1998 and 2005, he was the Head of Delegation for the country and in 1999 traveled to Israel when the contest was last held in Jerusalem.
Representatives of the European Broadcasting Union will be traveling to Israel tomorrow to meet with IPBC to discuss hosting next years competition. Israel’s hosting of the 2019 contest has already proven to be controversial both within Israel but also internationally.