The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
It will take place in Ukraine, which won the 2016 contest. The host city will be announced at a later date, although a few cities have shown their interest in hosting the contest. The contest is expected to consist of two semi-finals on 16 and 18 May and the final on 20 May 2017.
The mayor of the city of Odessa (in southwestern Ukraine), Gennadiy Trukhanov, has expressed interest for the city to host the contest. The mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, expressed his desire to host the contest in Kiev, naming the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex as one of the possible venues.
The preliminary dates for the contest were announced on 14 March 2016 at a meeting of Heads of Delegation in Stockholm, with the semi-finals scheduled to take place on 16 and 18 May and the final on 20 May 2017. These preliminary dates were chosen by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to avoid the contest clashing with any major television and sporting events scheduled to take place around that time. However, these dates are subject to change dependent on the host broadcaster, upon approval from a meeting of the EBU Reference Group meeting, which will take place after the 2016 contest.