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Wild Youth expresses interest in representing Ireland for Eurovision 2023

Each week we appear to get Eurovision news from the Emerald Isle, this time from a local Dublin band interested in Eurovision 2023. On Friday, June 3rd band member of Wild Youth tweeted: “Can I write the Eurovision for 2023 and can @bandwildyouth perform please.” To ensure it was noticed, they even tagged Head of Delegation Michael Kealy. Can I …

Israel’s Eurovision 2023 artist to be selected internally by committee

After failing to qualify for the grand final in Turin for the first time since 2014, the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC/KAN) has decided to move back to an internal artist selection for the 2023 contest. The artist will be selected by a 9 member committee appointed by IPBC, with the committee bring comprised of the director of IPBC’s radio stations, …

UK delegation already have their first Eurovision 2023 meeting

The United Kingdom delegation at Eurovision have surprised fans by announcing the first meeting for 2023 has taken place today, prompting speculation about what the meeting entailed. Rather than being billed as a debrief from 2022, Lee Smithurst – a BBC Series Producer and one of the senior members of the UK delegation – teased that the first meetings for …

Albania: RTSH opened their song submission window for Festivali i Këngës 61

1, 2, 3 Ta Marrsha! Albanian broadcaster RTSH have just opened the applications for the 61st editions of Festivali i Këngës! In the past years, the winner of the festival will also represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest, but doesn’t mention if it also will be used as their selection process for ESC in 2023. The announcement was accompanied …

A new method for Cyprus? OGAE Greece report “All Together Now” as 2023 selection

OGAE Greece are reporting that the end is night for Cypriot internal selections for Eurovision – as the BBC format “All Together Now” is set to be used as a national selection for the island nation for 2023. The reports suggest that the show, which sees budding performers sing in front of a wall of 100 judges, singers and entertainers …

Germany’s HoD states that NDR is taking their “poor result very seriously”

This year Germany extended it’s disappointing bottom five placement streak for a third year – with Malik Harris’ “Rockstars” earning only 6 points in the grand final. According to Head of Delegation Alexandra Wolfslast, however, 2023 will be different. Speaking after the contest, Wolfslast stated that “the selection process for the 2023 contest will look different to the one used …

AVROTROS already on the hunt for Eurovision 2023 entry

The Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS has already “opened up” submissions for the Netherlands’ Eurovision 2023 entry. On May 16, AVROTROS published the requirements for all potential entries. Besides the usual Eurovision requirements such as the song having to be three minutes and not yet commercially published before September 1, the Dutch committee is looking for a convincingly distinct song with a …

Scottish press speculate on Glasgow hosting Eurovision 2023

Scottish media have been speculating on the possibility of Glasgow hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in the event that Ukraine would be unable to, after the city’s arena blanked out its schedule for May of next year. The Scottish Daily Express are reporting that the OVO Hydro Arena, famous for being used as the venue in the Eurovision Song …

Kalush Orchestra return home to Ukraine, welcomed as heroes by fans and border guards

Yesterday, just days after their landslide victory in Turin, the members of Kalush Orchestra returned home to Ukraine. The band had extended their time in Turin in order to perform at the Germany Consulate with fellow Eurovision artist Malik Harris and do some TV interviews. By Monday afternoon they arrived by bus at the Ukranian border to re-enter their homeland. …

BBC and TaP reportedly “rejected” Years & Years in favour of Sam Ryder

It has been reported in the British media on Sunday that Years & Years were “rejected” by the BBC and TaP Music for Eurovision 2022, in favour of the eventual runner up Sam Ryder. The Mail on Sunday reports that Olly Alexander, now the only permanent member of the popular electro-pop project Years & Years, put himself forward to represent …

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