‘Gutted for Glasgow’ – Scotland reacts to Liverpool’s Eurovision victory

Nicola Sturgeon has said she’s “gutted for Glasgow” after Liverpool were selected to welcome next year’s Eurovision song contest.

The First Minister’s comments come as Scotland narrowly missed hosting next year’s major international event in the northwestern English city.

Glasgow and Liverpool have been relegated to the final two potential host cities after beating rivals including Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle, with Liverpool selected on Friday night.

However, Ms Sturgeon congratulated the city on the victory in a tweet, adding: “You will no doubt be proud of Eurovision and Ukraine.”

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: “We are, of course, disappointed not to have been selected, but we are very proud to have made it to the final two cities and we wish Liverpool every success as they win. prepare to host Eurovision 2023.

“Glasgow remains a supporter of Ukraine and we look forward to seeing Liverpool perform a celebration of Ukrainian culture.”

The UK will host Eurovision next year in place of Ukraine, whose Kalush Orchestra won this year’s event.

Kyiv would normally welcome the world into its phase in 2023, but this has been deemed impossible because of the Russian invasion.

Scotland’s Minister Alister Jack reacted to this news: “Congratulations Liverpool have been selected as the host of Eurovision 2023.

“It is a brilliant city and world famous for its music.

“Glasgow made a really strong bid, and I know people across Scotland will be disappointed not to host this competition.

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“However, I am confident that Liverpool will put on a great performance that the whole of the UK will go after, celebrating the people, culture and creativity of Ukraine.”

Culture Minister Neil Gray said: “While we are disappointed that Glasgow’s unsuccessful bid to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, we wish Liverpool to host the event next year on behalf of the club. Ukraine.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Glasgow City Council for all their work in this bid.”

He added: “Scotland continues to stand with the rest of the UK, Europe and the world in condemning Russia’s gratuitous invasion of Ukraine.

“Since the conflict began, more than 20,000 people with the Scottish donor have arrived, representing 20% ​​of all arrivals from the UK – the highest rate per capita of any of the four countries. family”.

Glasgow City Council leader Susan Aitken added: “Congratulations to Liverpool, what a wonderful city.

“Now give it laldy to Ukraine.

“Very proud of our Glasgow team, who have put together their best to reach two finals.

“We will cheer Liverpool on a successful #Eurovision with the hearts of the Ukrainian people.”

Scotland’s biggest entertainment venue, OVO Hydro, tweeted: “We are very disappointed that Glasgow has not been chosen as the host city for #Eurovision 2023, but we know our friends and colleagues in Liverpool will. does an incredible job.”

The hall wished Liverpool’s venue, M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, good luck, adding: “You know where we are if you need a little more laldy!”

The official Eurovision Song Contest twitter page tweeted: “Liverpool will be hosting #Eurovision 2023 on behalf of Ukraine… and that will be the right boss.”

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/gutted-for-glasgow-scotland-responds-to-liverpools-eurovision-host-win-42049326.html ‘Gutted for Glasgow’ – Scotland reacts to Liverpool’s Eurovision victory

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