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Eurovision fans criticize Northern Ireland being overlooked in 2023 hosting mandate

Northern Ireland's Eurovision Fans are voicing their disappointment after Belfast was overlooked as the host city for the 2023 annual ceremony.

Earlier this morning, the shortlisted UK cities to hostEurovision 2023 were announced, with Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester on the shortlist.

After the failure of this year's winners, Ukraine, the UK was given the opportunity to host the ninth Eurovision. More than any other country. The ongoing war poses a ``significant risk''.

Ukrainian entry Karsh His orchestra won in Turin, Italy, and the UK won second place with Samrider's amazing Spaceman performance.

Bidding process to select a host city for the July Games.BBC manages with her EBU.

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Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle are now among the cities of the United Kingdom. song contest.

While Scotland and England could host the 2023 ceremony, both Wales and Northern Ireland have been overlooked, leaving some fans outraged.

44} "Just because Ukraine is at war doesn't mean Northern Ireland is overlooked as a Eurovision venue. Belfast understands bloody war well enough to do a good job. I think," one fan exclaimed.

"The British public seems to be overlooked again. Belfast would have been the perfect place to host #Eurovision," claimed another.

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"I am terribly disappointed that Belfast has not been shortlisted for Eurovision 2023. Don't look as usual. Surprise surprise." We would have been perfect, organizers, we've had big events like the MTV Awards in the past, but this #Eurovision2023made it easy It should," someone else pointed out.

Another Eurovision fan commented, "Why can't we include the small arenas of Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield, but not Belfast? Especially because of the hotel space. Either you include all of them or none of them, which is very strange. It was silly to bid in the first place because there weren't enough venues,' suggested someone else.

In a statement announcing the shortlist, the BBC said: increase.

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The emphasis was on the ability to demonstrate eligibility to host contemporary music festivals as well as international events."

"The host city selection process was a two-step process. process and these seven cities will proceed to the second process, in the final stage they will be asked to formulate their bids in more detail.The selection of the host city for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be made by the BBC in collaboration with the EBU The successful cities will be announced in the fall, as determined by the

Next year will be the ninth time Eurovision has been held in the UK, more than any other country. Automatically qualify for the Grand Finals alongside the Big 5 nations. , each gets a free pass for their financial contribution to the event. } Read more