As we all know, Netta won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon two days ago, and the fans already started speculating where next year’s Contest would be held – one of the most spoke about options being Tel Aviv. Now Ron Huldai, the Mayor of Tel Aviv stated that this city will not be bidding to host Eurovision 2019.
The fact that Tel Aviv is now out of question almost makes it certain that the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is going to be held in Jerusalem once again, after 1979 and 1999. As the Contest grew a lot, currently two venues seem most suitable for hosting the event – the Pais Jerusalem Arena with the capacity of just over 15,000 people, and The Teddy Stadium, which currently has no roof.A roof can be constructed for the stadium, which would then be a suitable venue for Eurovision, and this stadium has a capacity of 32,000 people.
The official confirmation of the host city, as well as the dates, will be announced in due time. In the meanwhile, give a listen to the winning song of Eurovision 2018 – “Toy” by Netta: