RTVE will work to organize the festival after Ukraine’s victory
Ukraine’s victory in the Eurovision final this Saturday opens up a scenario never before considered: celebrating the next edition of the festival beyond the borders of the reigning champions. The uncertainty caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine does not escape Eurovision. A country devastated and still in conflict has few opportunities to host such an international event.
RTVE is already working with the Ukrainian delegation to offer Spain as an alternative venue to celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023. At the moment there is no official proposal and other countries can apply as a secondary location. If the classification is also taken into account, the UK would have more options than Spain to host Eurovision.
However, in the event that Spain hosts the next edition of Eurovision, numerous cities and capitals could be presented. The essential requirement is to have pavilions with a capacity of more than 15,000 spectators.
After the Benidorm Fest, the passion for the Eurovision Song Contest has been revived in Spain. The national festival was very well received and has regained the appeal that the event had lost in recent years. The first mayor to have already offered his city is the Valencian Joan Ribó. Benidorm cannot host the event for logistical reasons and Valencia is the first to apply as a future candidate.
Source: La Verdad