The two-week Eurovision extravaganza is over. Some 20,000 foreigners came to Kyiv during the contest; 64,000 people attended the nine shows at the International Exhibition Center. Many more fans joined the frenzy.The city was buzzing with music and light shows, festivals and May moods.
While some doubted the country’s ability to host the $32 million event, Ukraine did a great job. Just like the Euro 2012 football championships, Ukraine can host an international event and show tourists a great time.
Nobody even missed Russia, which disqualified itself by choosing singer Yulia Samoylova, who deliberately broke Ukrainian law by performing in the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula, seized in 2014.