Around the Continent 2023: Week 1

We are already missing Eurovision, as Eurovision 2022 just ended a few months ago. However, some countries have already started preparation for Eurovision 2023! We will be here to report all the latest news!
Since the 1st September 2022 hit, the official new Eurovision season has begun. Already 27 countries have started their preparations for Eurovision 2023.

Albanian national broadcaster RTSH confirmed on the 3rd of June 2022 that they will participate in Eurovision 2023.RTSH has opened song submissions for “Festivali i Kenges 61”, and the winner will represent the nation.
The Albanian national broadcaster invited all creators and performers to participate in the competition to become participants at FIK 61.
To participate in the selection, composers are required:

  • Final sung version of the song (no more than 4 minutes long)
  • Final version of the instrumental, with and without accompanying voices
  • Full text of the song
  • The names of the song’s authors, the lyricist, and the composer.
  • Artistic photos and biographies of the singer/group including other activities, awards, and specials.

Arbana Osmani and Eduart Girshay will be in charge of organizing the festival this year.

OAGE Albania has reported that televoting will be incorporated into the 61st edition of
Festivali i Këngës.It has not been used since the 2016 edition.

Austrian national broadcaster ORF has confirmed to Eurovision news website ESCToday that Austria will compete at Eurovision 2023. It is still unknown if they will go for internal selection as a continuing tradition or as listening to Eurovision fans wishing for national selection, but more details will be revealed.

Belgian Flemish broadcaster VRT has confirmed to Eurovision website ESCToday that nation will participate in the upcoming Eurovision 2023. Belgium will use the national selection process as to select their entry at Eurovision 2023. This will be the first time they have selected an entry using this method since 2016.
During the show ‘Zomerhit,’ Eén Peter Van de Veire, who usually commentates for VRT at Eurovision, announced that the broadcaster will organize a national selection.

Details of the format of the national selection have not been announced yet, but the first reports of this decision appeared in April 2022 that VRT has considering to return this method.

Back in October 2021, it was reported that Panik Records were planning a national selection to select Eurovision 2023 entry. Later the national selection was to be suggested to be an international talent show called ‘All Together Now”.
According to OAGE Greece, Cyprus will no longer use this method and will continue to select their entry using the internal method. Cyprus plans to use the ”All Together Now” method for the 2024 selection.

Danish broadcaster DR has confirmed that Denmark will compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.
They will select their next entry through “Dansk Melodi Grand Prix”. Song Submissions opened on 8th September 2022 and will close on 28th October 2022 at 12:00 CET.

A total of eight songs will compete at the “Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023″.

Some of the rules of song submissions are:

  • At least one person out of the composer(s), lyricist(s), or performing artist(s) must be a Danish citizen or have a strong connection to Denmark, eg. residence in Denmark, marriage to a Danish citizen, etc.
  • Residents of the Faroe Islands and Greenland who are on the local population register may also compete.
  • Songs must be no longer than 3 minutes and must be original compositions.
  • Songs must only be submitted online through the official DR website.
  • Songs must not have been released or performed publicly before the competition. If a song has been performed or released publicly, DR will decide whether or not the song has gained an unfair advantage in the competition and if the song is still eligible to participate.
  • There is no language restriction for entries. In case of a language change request for the winning entry, the artist must agree with DR on what language the song will be performed in at Eurovision 2023.
  • Before the full list of participants and entries is revealed by DR, no one is allowed to reveal any part of the list.
  • All vocals must be performed live at Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023.
  • No DR employees or members of their families may participate in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix unless special permission has been granted.

Estonian national broadcaster ERR that Estonia will participate in Eurovision 2023.
The method will likely be used ”Eesti Laul” again, but it hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Finnish broadcaster YLE will use ”Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK)”.

Some of the UMK 2023 regulations are:

  • Song demos of a previously unreleased song must be sent to Yle between September 1 and 5.
  • A lead singer may send in up to three entries, but only one will be considered for continuation in the competition.
  • Other band members, composers, lyricists, and songwriters may participate with multiple entries.
  • At least one songwriter and one lead singer must be a Finnish citizen or have permanent residence in Finland.
  • Entries must comply with EBU rules (no longer than three minutes, no insulting lyrics etc).
  • An expert panel will choose the UMK 2023 entries. Any chosen entrants must send in the final version of their song by November 3.
  • The final of UMK 2023 will be held in February 2023. The winner will be decided by a combination of jury voting and public voting.

Georgian broadcaster GPB has announced that the winner of ”The Voice Georgia” will represent the nation at Eurovision 2023.
The Voice Georgia to select their representatives, and applications to compete in the contest are open from 23rd August 2022 until 20th September 2022.

Applications can be made online via this link.

The mechanism for Eurovision 2023 reminds of the one used for Eurovision 2020, where the winner of “The Georgian Idol” was chosen to represent the country at Eurovision 2020.
Back then, it was Tornike who won the “The Georgian Idol”.

As for the song selection, we see two options:

  • The song will be selected internally after the winner of the selection is known.
  • Each one of the finalists will perform an original song in the final. One of these songs will be the Georgian entry for Eurovision 2023

Greece has confirmed that they will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023,they continuing their tradition by selecting their entry as an internal process.
Submissions are en until 9th October 2022. The only change in submission rules is that songs should not have been in any other country while they are still in the process.

ERT stated:

”In the context of ERT’s participation in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in May 2023 in the United Kingdom, the Hellenic Radio Television invites companies active in the production or distribution of recordings to submit proposals for our country’s participation, with a final deadline of Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Each proposal must be complete: i.e., including a performer or group with a maximum of six members, according to the regulations, and also one to three songs, which have not been released or performed to date either in Greece or abroad in any way, in whole or in part. In the choice of participation, any artistic group supporting the performer and ideas (concept) for the promotion and presentation of the song will also be taken into account.

The proposals submitted in the context of the above call are addressed exclusively to ERT.

Until the completion of their evaluation, they may not have submitted simultaneously to a corresponding procedure of another participating broadcaster in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Submission of proposals to”

Potential candidates that are interested and claim to have songs ready to be submitted.

Vassilis Kourtis

Melissa Mantzoukis


Leon of Athens


Currently, over ten songs have been submitted to compete in the upcoming edition of Eurovision.

Icelandic broadcaster RUV has opened song submissions for their national selection process Söngvakeppnin 2023, and songs can be submitted until 4th October 2022.
applications can be submitted here:

As in previous years, a total of ten songs will be selected to compete in the Icelandic selection; those will be selected by representatives of FTT, FÍH, and RÚV, with experienced and popular songwriters also invited to take part.
RÚV also announced semi-finals and grand final dates, and they are:

  • Semi-Final 1:18th February 2023
  • Semi-Final 2: 25th February 2023
  • Grand Final: 4th March 2023

Songs for Söngvakeppnin 2023 will be revealed in January 2023.

Irish broadcaster RTÉ has confirmed that Ireland will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.
RTÉ used a national selection process to select their entry for Eurovision 2022 but is still unknown if they will continue the same method. More details will be revealed soon.

Israeli national broadcaster KAN and herself that Noa Kirel will represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.
Noa Kirel confirmed at a press conference that she would represent the nation.
Noa was announced as the choice of a ten-member jury formed by IPBC, who analyzed a list of the current most successful singers in Israel.

She said to the media in the press conference:

I had to put my ego and concerns aside. I’m not used to being in a situation of competing with people

Recently, I also learned about the risks and that not everything falls and rises on artistry and performance, but in a decision from the heart, I put all that aside and go out with complete faith. I’m setting out to bring great honor to the country.

A songwriting camp is set to be held to create songs for Israel’s entry for the Eurovision 2023.
Israel, for the first time, is to hold a songwriting camp that will allow songwriters to work with each other to create Noa Kirel’s entry for Eurovision 2023.
It’s reported that Noa’s managers reorganizing the event, where several past creators who have worked with the artist have been invited to.

Rumored names who can take the songwriting camp include Doron Medalie, Ron Beaton, Jordi, Nitzan Kaykov, Itay Shimoni, and Eitan Peled.

Amadeus will once again be Artistic Director for Sanremo Song Contest between 2023 and 2024.
After the success of previous years, Amadeus will continue being the artistic director.

His comments come after announcing it:

I am happy and honored by the proposal of the Chief Executive Officer Carlo Fourtes and of the Prime Time Director Stefano Coletta. Having received this proposal now allows me to work immediately. I can’t wait to get started

It’s rumored that conduct the songs of Sanremo will be Matteo Bocelli, who is the son and tenor of Andrea Bocelli.

There will be 25 acts in Sanremo Festival 2023 (22 ”Big” and 3 Sanremo Giovani winners):

Dates of 5 nights are:

  • Night 1 (First set of performing songs): 7th February
  • Night 2 (remaining songs performed): 8th February
  • Night 3 (all 25 songs performed): 9th February
  • Night 4 (Covers Night): 10th February
  • Night 5 (Final Night): 11th February

The ”Big” artists may start being announced starting from 3rd December 2022.

-Cover’s Night will once again have eligible songs from the 60s-90s, both Italian and International, but all contestants must perform their covers with either the original artist or a duet partner/band

-The first two nights, the press room will vote; on Night 3, the dermoscopic jury (50%) and televote (50%) will vote; on Night 4 and 5, the press room (33%), dermoscopic jury (33%), and televote (34%) will vote, and then a second round of voting for the top 3.

-Confirms that the winner of Sanremo 2023 will represent Italy at Eurovision, and if they are unable to fulfill their duties, the broadcaster, at their discretion, will select the Italian representative.

Amadeus’s co-host for the first and final night of Sanremo will be e Chiara Ferragni, and Gianni Morandi will co-host with Amadeus all five nights.

Rummoured names for Sanremo 2023 are:

  • Emma
  • Michele Bravi
  • Aka 7even
  • Tananai
  • Alessandra Amoroso
  • Marco Mengoni
  • Biagio Antonacci
  • Girogia
  • Tiziano Ferro
  • Arisa
  • Annalisa
  • Levante
  • Paola Turci
  • Malika Ayane
  • Diodato
  • Pinguini Tattici Nucleari
  • Modà
  • Boomdabash
  • Elodie
  • Madame
  • Margherita Vicario
  • Mara Sattei
  • Ariete
  • Nina Zilli
  • Chiara Galiazzo
  • Enrico Nigiotti
  • Albano
  • Ivana Spagna
  • Marcella Bella
  • Fausto Leali
  • Anna Oxa
  • Gianluca Grignani

Latvian broadcaster LTV has confirmed that Latvia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.
It’s still unknown if they will continue the tradition of using Supernova as their selection method, but very likely it will.

Singer Andris Kivics claimed he had written a ”winning song” for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The last time he tried to represent the nation was in 2013.

Lithuanian broadcaster LRT confirmed that Lithuania will participate in Eurovision 2023. The Lithuanian broadcaster has yet to confirm how they will select their entry but however it is expected that Pabandom iš naujo! will be used to select their entry.

Maltese national broadcaster PBS said Malta will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.
They will use the national selection process to select their entry.

Song submissions for the contest will open on 17th October 2022 and close on 31st October 2022. They will announce all acts for MESC 2023 in November 2022.

A jury will select a total of 40 songs from the submissions, and in each Quarterfinal, ten songs will compete with six chosen songs that will progress to semi-final. In Semi-Final, 24 songs will compete in the top 16 and will progress to the grand final.
Across all the shows, jury voting and public televote will be held.

The dates of the shows are as follows:

  • Quarterfinal 1: 13th January 2023
  • Quarterfinal 2: 20th January 2023
  • Quarterfinal 3: 27th January 2023
  • Quarterfinal 4: 3rd February 2023
  • Semi-Final: 9th February 2023
  • Grand Final: 11th February 2023

Full rules and regulations can be read here:

Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS confirmed that they will participate in the next Eurovision Song Contest in 2023.
The deadline to send songs was 31st August 2022. A number of submissions have not been revealed, but it’s to be believed it will not surpass the number of submissions for 2022.

Members of the Dutch selection committee were

Eric van Stade – Direct General of AVROTROS
Cornald Maas – Commentator and Eurovision expert
Jan Smit – Commentator and presenter
Sander Lantinga – Radio DJ

Director General of AVROTROS, Eric van Stade, commented:

“That young talented artists have just as much chance of being selected as an established name is apparent from the artists who have performed on the largest music stage in Europe on behalf of the Netherlands in recent years. The committee really selects on the basis of the best and most suitable song and I am happy that Carolien and Hila are supporting us in this difficult choice.”

AVROTROS is currently looking for their entry for Eurovision 2023; they are asking for:

“an entry with preferably a contemporary, but in any case authentic sound. A song that is able to survive in a competition. By a Dutch artist who can and wants to present a personal song in a distinctive way, in any genre, and if possible a personal story.”

The rules for song submissions were:

  • The song is convincingly distinctive and meets the above description
  • A maximum of three songs can be submitted
  • The song cannot be commercially released before 1 September 2022
  • The song cannot exceed 3 minutes in length

Cornald Maas added that the prestige of Eurovision in the Netherlands had changed for the better in recent years, taking four songs from 2022 that have been made in the Top 40 Charts.
In his opinion, this attracts new and young talents to submit their song to be selected, and he added:

One of the interested artists to represent the nation is the winner of ”The Voice of Holland” Danny.

In the interview with De Zaterdagochtend, Dany said that he was one of four acts on the final shortlist to represent the Netherlands in 2022:

“Many young artists feel they have a chance and that is what I like the most. That unknown talent don’t feel restricted – they submit their song and think: wait, this stage is also there for me.”

“Last year, I was approached for Eurovision. They asked me and then I submitted a song. And then I was among the last four.”

The singer then teased that he’s going to submit a song for Eurovision 2023:

“I’m going to submit a song, that’s all that I can say — that I will apply. But I am not putting too much focus on it this year. It’s more that I have to fix my team and get my career in order, then if I do Eurovision and it all goes slicker, it will be much more fun and I assume I will do much better.”

Norwegian broadcaster NRK has opened song submissions to compete at Melodi Grand Prix 2023. Song submissions are open until 18th September 2022.

The rules of selection are:

  • Registered entries are encouraged to have at least one Norwegian songwriter, as MGP wants to prioritize and promote Norwegian music life.
  • Each producer/songwriter can sign up for a maximum of three songs.
  • Everyone can sign up for songs, but artists must be 16 years old to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Songs must not exceed 3 minutes in length and cannot be commercially released before September 1st.

Melodi Grand Prix is expected to follow a similar format to previous years of the contest, with several semi-finals and grand finals. All of the results are expected to be decided by public voting alone. The exact details will be released in due time.

Portuguese broadcaster RTP has confirmed its participation in the Eurovision 2023 and opened song submissions for the upcoming Festival da Canção 2023. Song submissions are open until 21st October 2022.

The Festival da Canção 2023 once again has 20 songs in the competition (16 of which are invited and four chosen from the song submissions process).

Some of the rules are:

  • All Portuguese citizens and residents can compete for these 4 places, including Portuguese citizens living outside Portugal, as well as citizens of other nationalities residing in Portugal.
  • The reception and choice of these four songs will be carried out through the provision of demos to RTP. These demos must be made available by sending an audio file directly to the email and accompanied by the required data (specified in the regulation).

Full rules can be read here:

The Administrative Council of TVR has unanimously agreed that the broadcaster has agreed that Romania will participate in Eurovision 2023.
It was also agreed that TVR would contact some law firms from Switzerland to evaluate the chances of TVR in a dispute with the European Broadcasting Union regarding last year’s disqualifying the jury vote in the Eurovision 2022 grand final.

It’s still unknown how Romania will select its entry, but it will be revealed in time.

Two artists are already teasing of trying to represent the nation, and they are:

Roxen (Romania 2020 and 2021)

FABI (Selecția Națională 2022 Particpant)

Una Voce per San Marino 2023” will return for the 2nd edition and select their entry for Eurovision 2023.
The format of Una Voce per San Marino 2023 will remain mostly the same as last year’s edition.

The Academy and Casting stage will be held between 28th October 2022 and till 27th January 2023. At the Casting stage, a jury will select 60 or more artists to progress to the next selection round.
Following the casting stage, 5 semi-finals will be held in February 2023, and around 20 artists will go to the semi-final rounds. There will be 4 Semi-Final shows, and the winner of each semi-final will move to the grand final. In the 5th semi-final, it will be the 2nd chance round.

The Grand Final will be held on 25th February 2023 in the Teatro Nuovo in Dogana.The winner will be chosen by a five-person jury (2 jurors chosen by San Marino RTV,one chosen by Segreteria di Stato and two chosen by the production company).

Unlike last year, there will be no Established Artist selection, and no artists will be directly invited to the final. Instead, established artists or any other artist of note may be directly invited to the Semi-Finals and skip the Casting round.

Applications are open until 20th January 2023, and fees associated with taking part are:

  • Applications before September 29 will cost 100 Euro
  • Applications between October 1 and January 20 will cost 150 Euro
  • Applications from San Marinese artists will cost 50 Euros before December 3
  • You can read the full rules here.

Serbian broadcaster RTS has confirmed that Serbia will compete in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2023.
RTS has not yet revealed how they will be selecting a representative for Eurovision 2023, but it’s very likely that the broadcaster will organise a national selection.

After the huge success of “Benidorm Fest 2022″, which led Spain to a Podium achievement in Eurovision 2022Spain has decided to continue with the same mechanism for Eurovision 2023.

Spanish broadcaster RTVE held a special press conference in the city of Benidorm and revealed details regarding the national selection for Eurovision 2023.

Initial Details

  1. The festival will include two semi-finals and a grand final.
  2. The shows will be held on the 31st of January, the 2nd of February, and the 4th of February 2023.
  3. This means that Spain will probably be one of the first countries to reveal its song for Eurovision 2023
  4. 16 artists will be shortlisted to participate. 8 artists will compete in each semi-final, and 4 of them will qualify for the final.
  5. Despite the Eurovision fans’ reviews, the results method will remain the same as it was for 2022. The results will be determined by a combination of 50% professional jury, 25% dermoscopic jury, and 25% public vote.
  6. The submission window will open on September 1st and close on October 10th.
  7. The lyrics must be in one of official Spanin’s languages: Spanish, Basque, Galician, or Catalan. However, it is allowed that up to 40% of the lyrics will be in another language (English, for example).
  8. Solo artists must be Spanish residents or citizens. For groups, at least 50% of the members must meet the condition.
  9. At least one of the songwriters and composers must be a Spanish resident or citizen.

The dates for Benidorm Fest 2023 are as follows:

  • Opening Ceremony: 29th January 2023
  • Semi-Final 1: 31st January 2023
  • Semi-Final 2: 2nd February 2023
  • Grand Final: 4th February 2023

The professional jury will consist of 3 Spanish members and two international members.
One of the international members will be no other than Christer Bjorkman.
The well-known Swedish producer will bring a long experience with him to the jury table.
He represented Sweden at Eurovision 1992 and has been one of the “Melodifestivalen” producers for 19 years. In addition, he was one of the producers of the Eurovision Song Contest, and currently, he is involved in the “American Song Contest”, “Eurovision Latin America” and “Eurovision Canada.

The head of the jury panel will be the Spanish musician Nacho Cano. He is the founder of the Spanish group Mecano.

In addition, we have heard about the festival’s host (it is still unknown whether others will join her).
It will be Mónica Naranjo to host the festival! She is one of the most successful singers in Spain and Latin America, well known for her powerful voice:

The 16 artists will participate in a Christmas gala that RTVE will broadcast at the end of the year.
Furthermore, there will be a daily show that will focus on the festival during the show’s week.

Artists that are interested in Benidorm Fest 2023 are:

Sandra Groove


Ana Guerra


Abraham Mateo


Submissions for Melodifestivalen 2023 opened on 26th August 2022 and will close on 16th September 2022. The winner of Melodifestivalen 2023 will represent Sweden at Eurovision 2023.

Some of the rules of Melodifestivalen 2023:

  • Swedish citizens and residents (as of August 26, 2022) may participate in the contest as lyricists and/or composers, except anyone who is an employee or contractor for SVT.
  • Non-Swedish citizens/residents may also participate, provided that at least one composer/lyricist of the entry is a Swedish citizen/resident.
  • Of the 28 selected entries, ten will be Swedish-language songs. A song can be entered multiple times with lyrics in different languages.
  • At least 50% of the selected entries feature women as composers/lyricists.
  • Songs must be between 2 and 3 minutes long and comply with Eurovision rules.
  • The names of the selected entries and composers will be revealed in November-December 2022.
  • Up to 8 people can be on stage for a performance. If the song is selected for Eurovision, only six people can be on stage.

Full Rules can be read here (In Swedish)

The dates and host cities for Melodifestivalen 2023 are:

  • Semi-Final 1: 4th February 2023 (Gothenburg)
  • Semi-Final 2: 11th September 2023 (Linköping)
  • Semi-Final 3: 18th February 2023 (Lidköping)
  • Semi-Final 4: 25th February 2023 (Malmö)
  • Semi-Final 5: 4th March 2023 (Örnsköldsvik)
  • Grand Final: 11th March 2023 (Stockholm)

General on-sale tickets will begin on 1st November 2022 at 10:00 CET. Any tickets for the original 2022 semi-final venues will be valid for their rescheduled 2023 dates.

Swiss broadcaster SRF opened song submissions on 25th August 2022 and closed on 8th September 2022.
The selection process was the same one used since 2019, which has given Switzerland a qualification streak for the first time, as well as two top 5 finishes.

The selection process will take place in several stages; in all stages, all the submissions will be evaluated by two juries.
The first jury will consist of 100 Swiss television viewers, and 2nd jury will consist of 20 international music professionals who have already been members of their country’s Eurovision juries. Each jury will account for 50% of the overall result.

There are no restrictions on the language of the song or the nationality of the performer; however, in case of a tie, preference will be given who are Swiss citizens or residents. The winning song and artist will be announced in early 2023.

Ukrainian broadcaster UA: PBC opened song submissions for Vidbir 2023. The submissions are open until 15th October 2022.

The final of Vidibr 2023 will take place in December 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The winner of Vidbir 2023 will represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2023.

For the first time, Ukrainian public can choose from Vidbir 2023 jury through online voting.The public will also be available to choose members of Ukrainian jury for Eurovision 2023.
In another change, Dmytro Shirov, also known as Pianoboy, will become the official music producer of Vidbir:

“I am glad to have the opportunity to work as a music producer for this year’s selection. I want Europe to hear and see a modern Ukrainian musician who is part of the world musical context.

I know that we have such people, and although it is very difficult to create now, I invite and urge musicians of all styles and genres to urgently take up their favorite instrument and join the selection.

Applications will be accepted until October 15, so you have almost two months to create your winning song that breathes the new Ukraine, a song that will touch and inspire the world.”

UA: PBC wants to introduce voting on a mobile app called Dilla.
It has 18 million users, and voting is free.Vidbir will be broadcast on Diia TV, as well as Youtube and Facebook.

As every year, there are interested and invited artists to participate at Vidbir, and these artists are:

Khrystyna Soloviy








Currently, 42 songs have been submitted for Vidbir 2023.

The United Kingdom will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, and altogether 22 cities expressed their willing to host Eurovision 2023.
But only 13 submitted the official bids, and 7 cities were shortlisted and these are:

Birmingham (Resorts World Arena)

Glasgow (OVO Hydro)

Leeds (First Direct Arena)

Liverpool (M&S Bank Arena)

Manchester (AO Arena)

Newcastle (Utilita Arena)

Sheffield (Utilita Arena)

Which of these cities will host the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest we will learn about soon.
Selecting the host nation’s representative is that for 2nd year in a row after massive success, Tap Music will once again collaborate with the BBC to select their artist.

TAP Music is a global management and music publishing company behind some of the world’s most successful pop artists, such as
Lana del Rey, Ellie Goulding, London Grammar, Dermot Kennedy, and Mabel.

Rachel Ashdown, Commissioning Editor for the BBC stated:

“We are thrilled that Ben Mawson and Ed Millett plus the team at TaP will once again bring their unrivaled 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, added:

“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!”

Ben Mawson and Ed Millett from TaP Music said:

“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 a 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. Still, we’re more than ready for the challenge – Eurovision being held in the UK in 2023 is such an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of British musical talent. Our search starts here!”

Rumored acts that are interested in representing the nation


Ed Sheeran

James Blunt

Years & Years

Thank you for reading the latest news around the content, and please come back next time for the latest updates for Eurovision 2023.

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