Eurovision Will Be Held in Tel Aviv

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Next year's Eurovision song contest will be held in Tel Aviv, the Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday.

Israel won the right to host the wildly popular contest when singer Netta Barzilai and her song "Toy" took first prize this year.

Though Barzilai said "next year in Jerusalem" in her acceptance speech and many Israeli officials wanted the contest held in the capital, the European Broadcasting Union decided otherwise.

Executive supervisor of Eurovision Jon Ola Sand, said, "In the end we decided that Tel Aviv has the overall best setup to host the biggest entertainment show in the world. We are excited to bring the Eurovision song contest to a brand new city."

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