Belfast is out of the running to host the 2023 Eurovision song contest.
However Birmingham, Glasgow and Leeds are among the cities to have made the shortlist, while Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield are also on the list.
The announcement was made this morning on the Eurovision's official Twitter page.
Eurovision 2023 will be hosted in __________ pic.twitter.com/SaW8iUlWaR
— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) August 12, 2022
They will all now be assessed again to make sure the city is capable of hosting such a big event.
Earlier this week, Belfast City Council had agreed to submit an official bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest next year if the city was shortlisted.
Belfast has submitted an expression of interest for #Eurovision2023, and tonight the proposal to support a full bid, if we’re shortlisted on Friday, was supported by the Council’s City Growth & Regeneration Committee.
Who is ready to help us make #EurovisionBelfast happen? 🥳
— Belfast for Eurovision (@EurovisionBFS) August 10, 2022
The BBC, who broadcast the contest in the UK, will make the selection alongside the event organisers the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
The UK is the location for the event in 2023 after coming second behind Ukraine in this year's competition.
Kyiv's unable to host because of the war with Russia.
Photo: Eurovision Song Contest Twitter