Eurovision fans have decided whether Glasgow or Liverpool should host contest and there’s a clear winner
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 28
There was one clear winner in our poll (Picture: Getty Images)

The BBC may have only just decided that the two final cities in the running to host are Glasgow and Liverpool – but fans have already decided their preferred location.

After coming in second place with act Sam Ryder, Eurovision bosses decided the UK would host the competition for the ninth time due to the ongoing Russian invasion in the winning country, .

Seven cities, including Bristol, London, Newcastle and Sheffield, threw their hat in the ring to stage the contest, which launched the careers of the likes of ABBA.

After much deliberation, the broadcaster whittled the shortlist down to just Glasgow and Sheffield, announcing the results on Tuesday.

When the final two contenders were unveiled, luminaries from both cities were quick to share their delight, with Liverpool mayor Joanne Anderson promising ‘’

Drag Race UK winner Lawrence Chaney was thrilled their hometown of Glasgow had made it to the last stage, sharing on Twitter: I would LOVE to see Glasgow host Eurovision! I’ve got my fingers and my legs crossed.’

While both cities undoubtedly each have legions of fans, there was one clear winning, at the time of writing, when for which one should be home to Eurovision.

Last year’s event was held in Italy (Picture: Getty Images)

Coming out as the clear winner was Liverpool with 63% of the vote, while 37% people said Glasgow should host the contest, which first launched in 1956.

While the BBC makes its final decision out of Glasgow and Liverpool, the public service broadcaster must also find a presenter for the popular show.

Despite providing commentary for more than a decade, Graham Norton has all but on This Morning.

Kalush Orchestra won last year’s Eurovision (Picture: Getty Images)

He told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: ‘I don’t want to give up the commentating. If I stop the commentating someone else will do it and they might be better than me and then I’ll lose that job.’

Other starry names include Love Island’s Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Rylan Clark, while the likes of Nigella Lawson and Huw Edwards have gone on Twitter to offer themselves up for the top job.

The TV chef wrote: ‘Waiting for my Katie Boyle moment! Why else get a languages degree?’, in reference to the TV star and actress who presented the contest on four occasions.

Responding to a tweet that declared: ‘the host city has to be Cardiff’, : ‘This is so obviously right and your presenter is standing by @Eurovision @BBCOne @BBCCymruWales #Eurovision2023 #Eurovision.’

The Eurovision Song Contest will air on BBC One in 2023.