BBC News

Viewers confused as Eurovision cancel announcement

image copyrightAndres Putting

It was supposed to be Eurovision's big announcement about exactly where next year's contest will be, but it went a bit wrong.

The 2017 competition is in Ukraine but the host city is yet to be decided.

Fans were told it would be revealed on Youtube Live at 2pm, Thursday, but it didn't happen.

Eurovision organisers said they needed to cancel until further notice and there was no immediate explanation as to what was going on.

Another tweet was then released as well as an update on their official website

This left viewers very confused, and of course, fans took to Twitter to express how they felt.

One user @sidekickjaz suggested that another country would be better organising the entire event. ‏

According to the newspaper Kyiv Post Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister says the hosting city will now be announced in September.

There is still no official comment from Eurovision, but they have told BBC Newsbeat they were just not ready to make the decision yesterday.

A comment about the postponement on the Eurovision website says that "the necessary time must be taken to ensure that the right host city is selected.

image copyrightGetty Images

Millions of viewers watched Ukrainian singer Jamala win the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest held in Stockholm back in May 14th.

27 countries have shown interest in the 2017 contest, however Eurovision say the final list of participating countries will be released towards the end of 2016.

Find us on Instagram at BBCNewsbeat and follow us on Snapchat, search for bbc_newsbeat

Related Topics

  • Music