With less than 80 days to go until Eurovision begins, the BBC has announced the commission of two more entertainment shows to coincide with this year’s Eurovision in Liverpool. Both shows will be available to watch on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in May.
The BBC’s Rachel Ashdown, Lead Commissioner for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 states:
“As the excitement builds for this year’s Contest, we are looking forward to getting things started with these special programmes. They will remind fans of all their favourite moments and be the ultimate guide for people who want to find out more about what the Eurovision Song Contest is all about. These new shows are just a taster of much more to come.”
The first show commissioned will celebrate with 25 reasons as to why Eurovision is ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’. The show will be produced by Little Gem and will also look to celebrate 25 years since the UK last hosted Eurovision in Birmingham, 1998.
Another show will be produced by the Merseyside-based Shearwater Media with the working title of ‘And The Winner Isn’t’. This show will explore the success of Eurovision entrants who may not have won but have gone on to have successful careers within the music industry.
The BBC also revealed that this year’s postcards will be produced by Windfall Films in collaboration with the Ukrainian company 23/32. The overriding theme of the postcards follows this year’s slogan: United by Music and will seek to showcase the entry whilst also linking the UK and Ukraine. The postcards traditionally feature before each country’s live performance during both the Semi-Finals and the Grand Final.
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