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The BBC Announces Eurovision 2023 Allocation Draw, Handover, and Incoming Slogan

Set your alarms for 19:00 GMT (20:00 CET) on January 31st! Both the host city Handover and the all-important Allocation Draws for Eurovision 2023 will be broadcast live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, and the official Eurovision YouTube channel.  The show will be hosted by presenter and Eurovision superfan Rylan Clark, alongside AJ Odudu, who presented the UK’s points at …

Weakest Link, New Year’s Party, and More: BBC Announces Eurovision-Themed Programming

2023 is set to be a momentous year for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest. Following a truly Herculean turn-around thanks to tour de force Sam Ryder, British interest in the Contest seems to be rekindled. The BBC is looking to shepherd that interest into the new year. To do so, it seems that the BBC will be …

United Kingdom’s Junior Eurovision Entry Released: Freya Skye Sings ‘Lose My Head’

After 17 years of absence, the United Kingdom is due to make its return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year in Yerevan. The BBC — newly at the helm, replacing former Junior Eurovision broadcaster ITV — has now revealed the much-anticipated 2022 entry. 13 year old Freya Skye will represent the United Kingdom, with her song Lose My …

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 …

The BBC Announce Selection Process for Eurovision 2023, still partnering with TaP Music

With the announcement of Liverpool as the host of Eurovision 2023, the United Kingdom selection process for Eurovision 2023 has been announced. Once more, the UK will be working with TaP Music. The partnership was first announced last year with success for Sam Ryder at Eurovision. The UK finished with their best result since 1998 and its first top 5 …

Liverpool will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest!

After months and months of waiting, we finally know where we are going in 2023. It’s taken a while, considering the unique situation and challenge that 2022 proved to be, but the wait if finally over! Host Selection for 2023 As a reminder, the selection for next year’s host city has been more difficult than previous years. Back in May, …

Commentator Graham Norton standing in front of a sparkly Union Flag

United Kingdom: Graham Norton has said he has no plans to host Eurovision 2023

With the BBC’s announcement on the 27th of September naming Glasgow and Liverpool as the shortlisted cities for hosting the upcoming contest, many have been speculating on the hosts. Many names are being thrown around, one in particular, being the BBC’s lead commentator Graham Norton. Graham Norton himself appeared on ITV’s This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to …

The BBC Plans Its Eurovision Programming: Applications Open

The BBC’s preparations for Eurovision 2023 are well underway! The broadcaster are currently advertising two Eurovision-related opportunities. Firstly, today marks the closure of applications for independent production companies who wish to film the Insignia Handover and Allocation Draw. Production companies may apply to the BBC before 7PM GMT today to register their interest. The Insignia Handover is an ongoing tradition …

News surfaces that RTV Slovenija considered withdrawing from Eurovision 2023

It has been revealed by Eurovision 2007 representative Alenka Gotar that Slovenia considered withdrawing from Eurovision 2023 earlier this year. Gotar, who is now a member of the Program Council of RTVSLO, posted this statement on social media: “Great news! In the spring, RTV’s management and consultants were thinking about not participating in Eurovision anymore! I am glad that this time …

Glasgow or Liverpool Will Host Eurovision 2023

Then, there were two. The BBC has announced that the shortlist of potential Eurovision host cities has been narrowed down to two candidates: Glasgow and Liverpool. These cities have satisfied the BBC and EBU’s criteria for a host city, including: Possession of a roofed venue with a capacity of over 10,000. Strong hotel availability. Suitable locations for a press centre …

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