There is an update concerning the preparations and decisions for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, which is set to take place in Israel next year.
Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand and his Eurovision team are currently in Israel, meeting with broadcaster KAN and looking at possible venues and other important locations.
KAN has also been meeting with Swedish broadcaster SVT to get some of their useful know-how!
Here are some pictures of Jon Ola Sand checking out locations:
The EBU’s #Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor @JonOlaSand has been speaking with representatives from KAN/IPBC and from the cities of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Eilat ahead of the selection of the host city and venue for #ESC2019!
➡️ https://t.co/b52slkq5Qn pic.twitter.com/YVRoqysI61
— Eurovision (@Eurovision) 29 augustus 2018
As said, it will be in Israel, we know that much, but the hosting city isn’t final yet.
Eilat, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv were still in the race but KAN have just confirmed Eilat is no longer in the race!
אילת יצאה מהמירוץ לאירוח התחרות. ירושלים או תל אביב יארחו את אירוויזיון 2019 בישראל – ההכרעה במהלך השבוע הבא.
— כאן (@kann) 30 augustus 2018
(Translation: # Eurovision updates
Eilat has left the race to host the competition. Jerusalem or Tel Aviv will host Eurovision 2019 in Israel – decision during next week.)
So we will know next year’s hosting city as soon as next week!
Which city are you hoping for?
Let us know in the comments below!