Eurovision 2017: Dates, Location

Eurovision 2016 is over! However, the 2017 contest is on the way. After Jamala's victory with the song "1944", Eurovision is heading to Ukraine. The preliminary dates where announced on March 2016. The semifinals have been scheduled to take place on 16 and 18 May, whereas the Grand Final on 20 May.
But the question is; Where?
7 cities have expressed their intention to host the contest; Cherkasy, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, Kiev, Lviv, Odessa and Vinnytsia.
The mayor of Dnipropetrovsk, Borys Filatov, expressed on 15 May 2016 his desire for the contest to be held in his city. The mayor of Kherson, Volodymyr Mikolayenko, announced on 15 May 2016 that discussions have taken place regarding the contest taking place in Kherson.
The mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, expressed his desire for Kiev to host the contest on 15 May 2016, naming the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex as a potential venue.The mayor of Lviv, Andriy Sadovyi, stated on 15 May 2016 that Lviv is ready to host the contest to the highest standards, adding that Arena Lviv, one of the venues for UEFA Euro 2012, would be a suitable venue. The mayor of Odessa, Gennadiy Trukhanov, announced on 15 May 2016 that he would like the contest to be held in Odessa.
The former head of host broadcaster National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU), Taras Stets'kiv, stated in an interview with the BBC's Ukrainian service on 16 May 2016 that while Ukraine can afford to host the contest, he believes that the proposal to host the contest at the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex is unrealistic, adding that Lviv also lacks an appropriate venue for the contest.
Deputy Chief of NTU and the Head of Delegation for Ukraine, Viktoria Romanova, stated on 18 May 2016 that the first organisational meeting for the contest will take place before 8 June 2016, during which the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and NTU will go through the technical requirements for the contest, as well as any training required for the contest to take place in Ukraine. Romanova also announced that the venue for the contest will be announced over the summer.

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