Organising the Eurovision Song Contest is a complex task and yet a challenge that national broadcasters around Europe have met every single year since the programme began in 1956. Yesterday the announcement of the Host City of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest was postponed. The Ukrainian broadcaster, NTU, confirmed that this is due to some final details in the bid proposals which need further consideration. Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest spoke to Eurovision.tv to provide an insight into the process.
"Everything has to be scrutinised. It's not a case of talking to the city once or twice. You need to sit down and negotiate down to the smallest detail" - Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest
"This year the key challenge has been to find a city that can meet all the expectations that the EBU and have Host Broadcaster have. That is why we are having detailed discussions and are on top of this so that these expectations are met".