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Eurovision returns to the United States

27 April 2017 at 14:17 CEST
The stage for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is ready for rehearsals UA:PBC
The EBU has confirmed that it will partner with Logo for the second consecutive year as the exclusive U.S. broadcast home of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Logo will broadcast the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday 13th May (3PM ET/12PM PT). Stars of Rupaul’s Drag Race Michelle Visage and Ross Mathews will appear as Logo’s commentators for the 2017 contest. Throughout the live broadcast, the Logo hosts will offer background on the event and contextualize the competition for American audiences while introducing them to contestants from each of the 42 competing countries. 

The 2017 Grand Final will be streamed live exclusively for viewers in the United States on Logo's official website, YouTube channel and Logo's app. Last year the Eurovision Song Contest reached an audience of more than 200 million people around the world.

"Logo is proud to return as the exclusive U.S. broadcast home for the global phenomenon that is the Eurovision Song Contest,” said Pamela Post, Senior Vice President of Programming for Logo. "This cultural gem has taken worldwide audiences by storm and we’re thankful to once again partner with EBU so our viewers can watch the Grand Final live."

Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest said: "The EBU is thrilled to be partnering with Logo for the second year running to bring the unique spectacle of the Eurovision Song Contest LIVE to US audiences once again. We know that the Contest has a lot of dedicated fans in the United States and we’re excited that, thanks to Logo, even more viewers this year can discover the excitement of the world’s longest running annual TV music competition and 'celebrate diversity' with audiences around the world."   

The 62nd annual Eurovision Song Contest is produced by the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) and will be held at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine on 9, 11 and 13 May.