The first deputy mayor of the Barcelona City Council, James Collboniassured this Friday that the Catalan capital will consider host the Eurovision Song Contest yes the singer and dancer chanellwhich will represent Spain at the festival, wins the final this Saturday, which this time is held in Turin (Italy).
He said this in an interview on Ràdio 4 and La 2 collected by Europa Press, in which he recalled that “Barcelona is home to great music festivals”, such as Primavera Sound, Sónar and Cruïlla, and that, in addition, has large spaces for it, “like the Palau Sant Jordiwhich could perfectly accommodate it”, he stated, and reiterated that the city has the ambition and the vocation of being the venue for major cultural events.
In any case, he has said that it is a proposal that should be considered as of Monday, if Chanel wins: “Chanel has a relationship with Barcelona and Catalonia that everyone knows. It is perfectly possible that we raise this candidacy.”
He stressed that it is a festival in which they participate more than 40 countries and you have an audience of around 300 and 400 million viewersso he sees in it an opportunity for the city: “Why not?”.