Ukraine confirms dates and location for Eurovision 2017 preliminaries

2016/10/29 20:53:10

Ukrainian sponsors announced three preliminaries followed by the national final on Feb 25, 2017



By Robyn Gallagher • Eurovision News, Oct 29, 2016


Ukraine not only has to be busy with preparations for presenting the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest as host country but also the search for Ukraine’s successor to 2016 winner Jamala. Now Ukraine has confirmed the dates for its national final. It will include three semi-finals, culminating with the grand final on 25 February 2017.


The four shows will take place at the National Palace of Culture in Kyiv, a venue that seats over 3,700.


There will be three semi-finals, held on Saturday 4, 11 and 18 February. This is one more semi-final than the two held in 2016, suggesting there will be even more acts competing to represent their country on home turf.


The grand final will be held on Saturday 25 February. That Saturday is shaping up to be one of the Super Saturdays of the 2017 national final season, with the grand final for Denmark also taking place, along with semi-finals for Iceland and Sweden.


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