DR has given several cities the opportunity to bid for hosting the Eurovision Song Contest and evaluated their proposals with great eye for detail. Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest said: "DR has given cities across Denmark a fair shot to host Europe's biggest music entertainment show. We don’t just stand firmly behind DR's decision to choose Copenhagen as host city, and also behind the thorough process that led to this outcome."
The choice was approved by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU/EUROVISION) and the Reference Group.
Copenhagen has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest two times before; in 1964 and 2001. The Danish capital also hosted the contest's 50th anniversary in 2005. Semi-Finals of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest are set to take place on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th of May, the Final is scheduled for Saturday, the 10th of May.