Eurovision 2023 – Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool for Eurovision 2023

The 2023 contest will be held in Liverpool, United Kingdom. It will be the ninth time that the United Kingdom hosts the contest, having previously done so in 1960, 1963, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1982 and 1998.

The selected venue is the 11,000-seat Liverpool Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the city centre of Liverpool, which serves as a venue for events including concerts and sports.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be produced by the British public broadcaster British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The Ukrainian public broadcaster, the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC), will work with the BBC to develop and implement Ukrainian elements for the live shows.

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Who’s taking part?

Semi-final 1

1NorwayAlessandra"Queen of Kings"English
2MaltaThe Busker"Dance (Our Own Party)"English
3SerbiaLuke Black"Samo mi se spava" (Само ми се спава)Serbian, English
4LatviaSudden Lights"Aijā"English
5PortugalMimicat"Ai coração"Portuguese
6IrelandWild Youth"We Are One"English
7CroatiaLet 3"Mama ŠČ!"Croatian
8SwitzerlandRemo Forrer"Watergun"English
9IsraelNoa Kirel"Unicorn"English
10MoldovaPasha Parfeni"Soarele și luna"Romanian
12AzerbaijanTuralTuranX"Tell Me More"English
13Czech RepublicVesna"My Sister's Crown"English, Ukrainian, Czech, Bulgarian
14NetherlandsMia Nicolai and Dion Cooper"Burning Daylight"English
15FinlandKäärijä"Cha Cha Cha"Finnish

Semi final 2

1DenmarkReiley"Breaking My Heart"English
2ArmeniaBrunette"Future Lover"English, Armenian
3RomaniaTheodor Andrei"D.G.T. (Off and On)"Romanian, English
5BelgiumGustaph"Because of You"English
6CyprusAndrew Lambrou"Break a Broken Heart"English
8GreeceVictor Vernicos"What They Say"English
10SloveniaJoker Out"Carpe Diem"Slovene
12San MarinoPiqued Jacks"Like an Animal"English
13AustriaTeya and Salena"Who the Hell Is Edgar?"English
14AlbaniaAlbina & Familja Kelmendi"Duje"Albanian
15LithuaniaMonika Linkytė"Stay"English

Grand final

TBDFranceLa Zarra"Évidemment"French
TBDGermanyLord of the Lost"Blood & Glitter"English
TBDItalyMarco Mengoni"Due vite"Italian
TBDSpainBlanca Paloma"Eaea"Spanish
19UkraineTvorchi"Heart of Steel"English, Ukrainian
26United KingdomMae Muller"I Wrote a Song"English

What we know so far …

Visual design

The theme art and slogan for the contest, “United by Music”, was designed by London-based brand consultancy Superunion and Ukrainian production company Starlight Media, the artwork is built around a string of two-dimensional hearts resembling an electrocardiogram, representing response to rhythm and sound, while the colours are inspired by those of the Ukrainian and British flags. The typeface, Penny Lane, is inspired by 20th-century Liverpool street signs and the city’s musical heritage.


British singer Alesha Dixon, British actress Hannah Waddingham, and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina will host all three shows of the event, with Graham Norton, joining for the final. Timur Miroshnychenko (who had co-hosted the 2017 contest) and British sports and television personality Sam Quek will host the “Turquoise Carpet” and Opening Ceremony events.

Pre-recorded vocals

For the third year in a row, delegations have the option to use pre-recorded backing vocals, though each delegation can still use backing singers – whether on or off stage – or a combination of live and recorded backing vocals. However, all lead vocals performing the melody of the song must still be live.


The stage design is by New York-based Julio Himede, and based on “the principles of togetherness, celebration and community”, taking inspiration from a wide hug and the “cultural aspects and similarities between Ukraine, the UK and specifically Liverpool”.

The stage is 450 square metres wide, with 220 square metres of independently rotating LED screens, over 700 LED floor tiles and more than 1500 metres of LED lights

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