Slovenia confirmed participation for 2023 but considered withdrawing.
Any info why?
Is there any tea on dates for next year?
Nothing concrete, but hotels across Glasgow are astronomically expensive the weekend of 20th May (the day of my 30th!) so it’s looking likely it’ll be that weekend which would line up with previous years.
Why would hotel prices in Glasgow dictate the date chosen for Eurovision? Am I missing something...?
Nobody is suggesting hotel prices are dictating when Eurovision is, just that based on the fact most hotels have been booked up that weekend/jacked up the prices, that there’s confidence from both fans and businesses that it will be the weekend of the 20th. It’s usually mid-May and an average of the last 20 years or so would give you a date of May 17th so it being the weekend closest to that date makes sense. I presume we’ll get a confirmed date when they announce the host city.
Might mean nothing at the same time though as I doubt even important people and the people that need to know know whether it’s Glasgow or Liverpool yet till the announcement tonight anyway. They’ll just ask Olly to move his date if Liverpool win tonightOlly Murs has announced a tour and his Liverpool date would be smack bang in the middle of rehearsals/set up etc. It’s possible he just accidentally leaked that Glasgow is hosting nn.
They usually need to have 5 or 6 weeks to prepare so even if it is Glasgow that would be ESC at the very very end of May or even in June so he will have to move one of the dates anyway.