By Laman Ismayilova
The launch of ticket sales for the Eurovision-2017 Song Contest postponed.
The Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine has complained about the procurement procedure for selecting the official ticket partner for Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
The country’s antimonopoly committee cancelled the results of a tender to choose the official seller, TASS reported.
The Concert.ua company was initially announced as a winner in the tender, but other applicants succeeded in reversing the decision.
"We hope that ticket sales will begin in February, we are doing our best to achieve it," said Pavel Gritsak, the deputy head of the Ukrainian broadcaster National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU).
Forty-three countries will participate in the Eurovision 2017 that will take place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, following Ukraine's victory at the 2016 contest in Stockholm with the song "1944", performed by Jamala.
This will be the second time the contest has taken place in Kiev, after 2005, and the fourth Eurovision event after hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest's in 2009 and 2013.
Diana Hajiyeva will represent Azerbaijan in the Eurovision 2017 Song Contest. Diana Hajiyeva, known by her stage name Dihaj, is a singer based in Baku who is known more recently for her experimental-pop style of music.
Azerbaijan will act in the first semi-final, which will also see performances of Montenegro, Finland, Georgia, Portugal, Belgium, Sweden, Albania and Australia.
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