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Liverpool 2023: 37 countries will participate in 2023

The list has finally dropped, and thankfully it did. With recent news about the withdrawal of Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia, there were fears of possibly more withdrawals to come, but those speculations are now over, as the EBU has finally confirmed that 37 countries will participate in the upcoming contest. 37 countries it is! In the end, it is …

Noa Kirel Announces Details of 2023 Eurovision Entry, Reveals She Consulted Netta Before Accepting Eurovision Gig

Earlier this week, Noa Kirel unveiled some key details about the preparations for her 2023 Eurovision bow. Speaking with Israeli publication Mako, the 21-year-old chart topper said that KAN, the broadcaster responsible for the country’s participation at Eurovision, has given her and her team complete creative freedom over the songwriting and staging design. She also revealed that KAN has committed …

Today marks final day for Broadcasters to apply for Eurovision 2023 participation

Today marks the final day for any broadcaster with an active membership in the European Broadcasting Union to apply for participation in Eurovision 2023. After this, no additional broadcaster will be able to participate in the contest that did not originally apply – but broadcasters who submitted an application can still withdraw prior to October 11th without financial penalty. Any …

Eurovision New Music Round-up: Releases from Monika Liu, MARO, Montaigne, and more!

The month of August has been a busy time in the Eurovision alumni world, with artists across the globe releasing a total of 69 singles, collaborations, and for two Eurovision artists full-length albums. From Ukraine to Malta, Netherlands to Australia, there’s a little bit of everything for you to enjoy in this month’s new music round-up! alyona alyona, Jerry Heil, …

Noa Kirel has signed contract with KAN, set to officially represent Israel in Eurovision 2023

News that Noa Kirel would be going to Eurovision broke last month from KAN, but contract negotiations had not been finalized prior to the announcement. When asked about the opportunity immediately after the announcement, Kirel said in an interview that she was excited about the opportunity, but needed time to “brainstorm her approach to this thing”. However, it seems that …

Noa Kirel still “brainstorming” Eurovision and hints that she didn’t know KAN was considering her

Earlier this week, KAN made a surprise announcement that Israeli popstar Noa Kirel would represent the country at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. The announcement created intense excitement from the Eurovision community and Israeli citizens, and it appears that the star has been riding the wave of publicity all week. But it also appears that the announcement came as a …

ESC 2023: First name set, Noa Kirel will sing for Israel next year

The summer is upon us, which usually means the news section for the contest are far in between, with broadcasters planning things out and waiting for song submissions, but not in Israel! Instead, the country decided to do some VERY early homework and preparation for next year’s contest, despite we don’t even know where it will be held yet. That’s …

ESC 2022: From the first semi-final live on tapes to the second semi-final

Over yesterday and today, more and more live on tapes are being released by the EBU on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel. By now, we’ve gotten to the point, where we have now seen “all” of the first semi-final tapes and now we step into the second semi-final. This is great moment to remind everyone, that some broadcasters …

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, …

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