Friday, August 19, 2016

Of songs and stadiums in Kharkiv

Kharkiv could have become one of next year's go-to destinations, and it's all because of the stadium you see in the photo above.

Did you watch the Eurovision Song Contest this year? Singer Jamala won the contest for Ukraine, which means Ukraine becomes the host of next year's contest. The question is- which Ukrainian city will be the host city?

Six cities made the first cut last month. Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odessa, Lviv, Dnipro and Kherson all made videos promoting themselves as the best option. Here's Kharkiv's video.

I think Kharkiv would have been a great choice. The city did a wonderful job handling the crowds and events of Euro2012. But you probably caught my third conditional in there- would have been- so yep, Kharkiv's bid has ended.

Had Kharkiv won, the city would have used the Metalist Stadium as a base for the Song Contest. One big To Do would be building a roof for the stadium... I see how the costs for that could add up!

I never went into Kharkiv's stadium (oh, the shame!) but it sure looked cool from the outside, almost like a giant spider about to crawl away.

On Independence Day (Aug 24), Ukraine will announce the winner of host city for the 2017 Eurovision event.

Kyiv, Dnipro, or Odessa- which city gets your vote?

ESC’17: Kharkiv Reveals Planned Venue
Battle for Eurovision: Candidate cities unveil their promotional videos
Ukrainian cities compete to host Eurovision contest

1 comment:

  1. Ooo! I wonder which one they will choose. It has to be good for Ukraine, nonetheless!