Hero Sam Ryder praises ‘glorious’ Ukraine after securing UK’s best finish in 20 years

Could the UK host Eurovision 2023?

For the first time in over 20 years, the UK came second at Eurovision, losing to winners Ukraine.

Sam Ryder broke a two-decade losing streak, cementing his place with Eurovision icons like Bucks Fizz and Sonia.

While Ukraine hopes to host, the war with Russia may prevent it.

As a member of the big five and runners-up in the competition, it’s possible the UK will be called upon to host.

The United Kingdom have stepped in as substitute hosts on four occasions.

Ukrainian entry Psiuk said: “Well, yes, it’s true that the UK is very supportive of us.

“The huge gratitude to the UK, of course, from all the residents of this country to you.

“Many Ukrainians also express very great gratitude to your country.”

Spain has reportedly offered to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

While the mayor of Stockholm also reportedly offered to host the event on behalf of Ukraine.

In the history of Eurovision, there have been several cases where the winner of the previous year did not organize the contest.

The last time this happened was in 1980, when the Netherlands intervened after Israel refused to host for the second year in a row.

A decision will likely need to be made by the end of the year on the venue for Eurovision 2023, so the chosen city can start planning.

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