Europe, this is Kyiv Calling...

It's official, Ukraine has chosen Kyiv to host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest!

The dates for the contest have been confirmed. Semi-final 1 will take place on 9 May, Semi-final 2 of 11 May and the Grand Final will take place on 13 May.

Kyiv will host the 2017 contest at the International Exhibition Center, the largest venue of its kind in Ukraine with capacity for 11,000 spectators.