After many years of finishing at the bottom of the scoreboard, in 2022 the UK managed to do very well – ending up as the runner-up of Eurovision 2022.
Unsurprisingly, the national broadcaster BBC has decided to expand the same selection process for Eurovision 2023.
This means that once again the BBC will collaborate with TaP Music.
The company stands behind some of the world’s most successful pop artists, including Lana del Rey, Ellie Goulding, London Grammar, Dermot Kennedy and Mabel.
Ben Mawson and Ed Millett from TaP Music commented:
TaP are very excited to be back working with the BBC to select the UK entry for Eurovision 2023. Last year we wanted to change the narrative around the UK and Eurovision to something much more positive. We focussed on what Eurovision is all about – we found an brilliant artist, an unforgettable song and an incredible person in Sam Ryder – we’re so proud of his fantastic success, coming 2nd in the competition and then achieving a number 1 single. 2022 will be a hard act to follow but we’re more than ready for the challenge – Eurovision being held in the UK for 2023 is such an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of British musical talent. Our search starts here!”
Rachel Ashdown, Commissioning Editor for the BBC says:
“We are thrilled that Ben Mawson and Ed Millett plus the team at TaP will once again bring their unrivalled expertise to work with the BBC and BBC Studios to find an act and song to represent the UK at Eurovision. I hope we can find another artist who will not only be a brilliant ambassador for Eurovision but like Sam will sing their head off with a stand out song.”
Suzy Lamb, MD for BBC Studios Entertainment and Music says:
“BBC Studios are looking forward to working closely with the team at TaP again to continue to build on the success of this year’s collaboration. After Sam Ryder’s incredible result in Turin, we have a hard act to follow, but are looking forward to the challenge of finding a stand-out act and song for Eurovision 2023 that will be cheered on by a home crowd!”
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San Ryder represented the UK in Eurovision 2022 with the song “Space Man“.
He finished in 2nd place and won the jury vote: