The Song Eurovision Contest 2023 is the upcoming 67th edition of the Song Eurovision Contest. It will be held in Liverpool, England, after Ukraine, which won the 2022 competition with the Kalush Orchestra’s song “Stefania”, was unable to meet the requirements to host the event due to security issues related to the 2022 Russian invasion. Caused. from Ukraine.
Presented by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and organized by the BBC on behalf of the Ukrainian Public Broadcasting Corporation (UA: PBC), the competition will be held at the Liverpool Arena and will feature two semi-finals – with the final on 9 -11 May Held, the final will be held on May 13, 2023. The three live performances will be hosted by British actress Hannah Waddingham British singer Alesha Dixon and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina, with Irish TV presenter Graham Norton for the finale.
37 countries will take part in the competition, with Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia suspended, mainly affected by the economic impact of the global energy crisis in 2021-2023.
Location of Eurovision Song Contest 2023
The 2023 game will take place in Liverpool, England. It will be the ninth time the UK has hosted the event, having taken place in 1960, 1963, 1968, 1972, 1977, 1974, 1982 and 1998. The venue chosen is the 11,000-seat Liverpool Arena, a purpose-built indoor place within the ACC Liverpool complex which serves as a place for events such as concerts and sporting events.
The site has previously hosted the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, the 2008 and 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year and the 2022 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships.
Besides the main venue, the host city will also organize parallel events to the competition. During the week of the event, the Eurovision Song Contest Village is the official space for fans and sponsors of the Eurovision Song Contest. In the village, performances by competition participants and local artists can be seen, as well as three live performances relayed from the main venue. It will be located at Pier Head and will be open May 5-13, 2023.
The EuroClub, to be held at Camp and Furnace, will host an official post-race party and private shows for race participants. The two-week cultural festival, called EuroFest, will run across Liverpool from May 1-14, 2023 and will feature collaborations between British and Ukrainian artists.
Host country selection of Eurovision Song Contest 2023
The 2022 competition was won by Ukraine with the song “Stefania” by the Kaluush Orchestra, and in the tradition of the Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU initially allowed Ukraine to host the contest in 2023. Ukraine hosted the tournament twice in Kyiv in 2005 and 2017. However, given Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine, there has been speculation that the country would not be able to host the event.
As a result, several countries expressed interest in hosting if Ukraine could not, including Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain (which later withdrew its interest), Sweden and the UK. The last time a tournament was not held in the preceding year’s winning the country was in 1980.
On May 16, 2022, Mykola Chernotytskyi [uk], president of Ukrainian participating broadcaster UA: PBC, said he wanted the competition to take place in a peaceful Ukraine and hoped the state would guarantee the safety of all participants, have they stated. The delegation during the event. Chernotytskyi said on May 20 that broadcasters would start talks with the EBU about hosting the competition.
Host town bidding phase of Eurovision Song Contest 2023
Although it was confirmed that the UK would host the tournament on behalf of Ukraine, the host broadcaster, the BBC, launched the bidding process on July 25, 2022. The BBC said: ” Any potential candidate must meet a minimum set of criteria, demonstrating their ability and experience in organizing an event of this size and complexity.
Host city selection criteria in previous years included: venues that can accommodate at least 10,000 spectators, a press centre that can accommodate up to 1,500 journalists, a well-connected international airport and hotel rooms that can accommodate at least 2,000 delegates, reporters and reporters. audience.
Production of Eurovision Song Contest 2023
The Eurovision Song competition 2023 will be produced by UK general broadcaster BBC. Ukrainian general broadcaster UA: PBC will work with the BBC to develop and implement Ukrainian ingredients for the live broadcast, including thematic art, background music, host selection and intermission and opening performances. All three indicates can be produced by way of BBC Studios Music Productionsand BBC Studios Entertainment Productions, part of BBC Studios, the economic arm of the BBC.
The visual design of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
On October 7, 2022, in addition to the host city announcement, the EBU unveiled the generic logo for the 2023 contest. This year’s Ukrainian flag reflects the country’s victory last year. The text “Song Contest” is accompanied by “United Kingdom” below, followed by “Liverpool 2023”
On January 31, 2023, the art and slogan of the “United by Music” contest will be unveiled. Designed by Ukrainian production company Starlight Media and London-based brand consultancy Superunion, the work is built around a chain of two-dimensional hearts resembling an electrocardiogram, suggesting responses to rhythm and sound, while the colours are inspired by the banner inspired by Ukrainians and U.K. People. Penny Lane typeface is inspired by 20th century Liverpool Street signs and the city’s musical heritage
Presenters of Contest Eurovision Song 2023
On February 22, 2023, the roster of hosts for the 2023 tournament was announced Alesha Dixon British singer, Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina and British actress Hannah Waddingham will host all 3 shows at the event, with Irish TV presenter and BBC match commentator Graham Norton hosting the last since 2009. Norton has previously co-hosted two editions of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 and 2008 and co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest Collection in 2015. Timur Miroshnychenko (co-host of the 2017 race) and British sports and TV personality Sam Quek will host the “turquoise carpet” and opening events.
The Stage design for Contest Eurovision Song 2023
The stage design for the 2023 competition will be unveiled on February 2, 2023. Designed by New York set designer Julio Himede, the scenography is based on “the principles of solidarity, celebration and community”, drawing inspiration from the broad embrace and “cultural aspects and similarities between Ukraine, the UK and especially Liverpool”. are 450 square meters wide, with 220 square meters of independent rotating LED screens, over 700 LED floor tiles and over 1,500 meters of LED lights.
The semi-finals of the participating countries will be drawn at St George’s Hall on January 31, 2023, at 19:00 GMT (20:00 CET). The 31 semi-finalists were divided into five groups based on historical voting patterns calculated by Digame, the contest’s official TV voting partner. The purpose of the split pot drawing is to reduce the chances of “collective voting” and increase the tension in the semi-finals.
The draw as well as determined that the semi-finals of the six automatic qualifiers – last year’s champions Ukraine and the “big five” nations of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK – would be circulated and voted on. The ceremony was presided over by AJ Odudu and Rylan and included the presentation of the Host City Badge from Stefano Lo Russo, former Mayor of the Host City of Turin, to the Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson. London-based production company ModestTV has been commissioned to produce a broadcast of the ceremony, which will air on BBC Two in the UK.
Postcards for Contest Eurovision Song 2023
“Postcard” is a 40-second video intro broadcast on TV, setting the stage for the next entry. Filmed from February 2023 to April 2023, The Postcard is guided by Tom Cook, with Jane McGoldrick and Carlo Massarella serving as executive producers. Based on the competition’s theme ‘United by Music’, the postcards will use ‘innovative technology to showcase each Eurovision entry and connect the UK and Ukraine’. The postcard is produced by London production company Windfall Films and Ukrainian production company 23/32.
Participating countries in the contest Eurovision song 2023
On October 20, 2022, the European Broadcasting Union notify that 37 countries would company in the 2023 competition – the lowest number of countries participating in a single competition since 2014 – Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia for economic reasons Opt-out. On February 10, 2023, it was notified that the Czech Republic would participate for the first time under its shorter English name Czechia
Returning artists from March 2023, the competition will feature three representatives who have previously been singers from the same country: Monika Linkytė represented Lithuania in Vaidas Baumila in 2015, Marco Mengoni represented Italy in 2013 and Pasha Parfeny represented Moldova in 2012. Additionally, Belgian Gustaph provided backing vocals for Sennek in 2018 and Hooverphonic in 2021, and Georgian Iru Khechanovi won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 as a member of Candy.
The first semi-final will take venue on May 9, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. BST (9:00 p.m. CEST). Fifteen nations will take part within the first semi-final. These countries plus France, Germany and Italy, as well as the non-participating countries who collectively voted “Rest of the world” will vote during this semi-final.
The second semi-final will take venue on May 11, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. BST (9:00 p.m. CEST). 16 countries will participate in the second semi-final. These countries, plus Spain, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, as well as the non-participating countries elected collectively “Rest of the world”, will vote during this semi-final.
The final will take venue on May 13, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. BST (9:00 p.m. CEST). Twenty-six countries will enterprises in the final, including Ukraine, champions last year, the “big five” (including Great Britain, host country) and the first ten of the two semi-finals. The 37 participating countries with jury and televised vote, as well as the non-participating countries as a common online vote for “Rest of the world”, will vote in the final.
Broadcasts of the contest Eurovision song 2023
All attendee broadcasters have the option of having live or remote commentators provide information and voice messages to local audiences. Although they must air at least the semi-finals and finals they voted for, most broadcasters air all three games on different programming schedules. Additionally, some non-attendee broadcasters may still want to televise the games. In previous years, the EBU has also provided live international coverage of the semi-finals and finals, without commentary, via its official YouTube channel.