Ahead of the official decision on a Host City and venue for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, EBU representatives have met with Host Broadcaster KAN/IPBC in Israel to look into the options.
EBU Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand and Event Supervisor Nadja Burkhardt were joined by representatives from KAN/IPBC to meet with officials from the cities of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Eilat.
Update 30 August: Today KAN/IPBC announced that Eilat is no longer in the race to host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
Over the past two days they inspected the Pais Arena in Jerusalem and the Convention Center in Tel Aviv. They also met with representatives from the city of Eilat, who gave a presentation including an ambitious plan for a unique construction in the Port of Eilat, making it suitable for hosting the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
Following the site inspections in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and the presentation by the city of Eilat, Jon Ola Sand said: "We are open to out of the box solutions, as we were in the past, if they would meet the schedule."
Watch the interview that KAN/IPBC had with Jon Ola Sand earlier this week:
The final decision on the Host City and venue for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is to be approved by the Reference Group, the governing body of the contest on behalf of the participating broadcasters.
Read more HERE on what it takes to become a Host City for the Eurovision Song Contest.