The National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU) has announced that Kyiv, Dnipro and Odessa have been shortlisted as candidate cities to host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Each candidate city presented their bids to the Organisational Committee of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in a live televised special. A final decision on the 2017 host city is expected by 1st of August.
The final stage of the selection process will include an inspection of the three finalist cities by representatives of the European Broadcasting Union and members of the Local Organisation Committee. Preference will be given to the candidate cities that have the most suitable arena as well as sufficient accommodation, security and infrastructure.
The six cities that submitted bids were: