Around the Continent 2023: Week 14

As we continue our weekly series Around The Continent, we will discuss the news and tell the story of each country’s preparation for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.


RTSH has revealed the artist-split for the first 2 nights at “Festivali i Këngës 61“:


Night 1 – Monday, 19th of December 2022

13 artists out of the 26, will perform on the first night of the running order:

  1. Enxhi Nasufi – Burrë (Eng: Man)
  2. Erma Mici – Kozmosi i dashurisë (Eng: Cosmos of love)
  3. Fabian Basha – Një gotë (Eng: A Glass)
  4. Anduel Kovaçi – Malli (Eng: Yearning)
  5. Fifi (Filloreta Raçi) – Stop
  6. Urban Band – Në çdo hap (Eng: At every step)
  7. 2 Farm (Bandë muzikore) – Atomike (Eng: Atomic)
  8. Sara Kapo – Para teje (Eng: Before you)
  9. Rezearta Smaja – N’Eden (Eng: In Eden)
  10. Albina and familja Kelmendi – Duje (Eng: You Want)
  11. Serxhio Hajdini – Vështirë (Eng: Difficult)
  12. Luna Causholli – Jetën ta fal (eng: I Forgive Life)
  13. Rovena Dilo – Motit (Eng: Weather)

Night 2 – Tuesday, 20th of December 2022

The remaining 13 artists will perform on the second night.
Running order will be revealed soon:

  1. Melodajna Mancaku – Gjysma e zemrës sime (Eng: Half of my heart)
  2. Permit of Stay – Fobia (Eng: Phobia)
  3. Aris Bako – Sonte dua të jem me ty (Eng: Tonight I want to be with you).
  4. Gjergj Kaçinari – Dje (Eng: Yesterday)
  5. Franc Koruni – Në pritje (Eng: Waiting
  6. Alban Kondi & Lorela Karoshi – Melodi (Eng: Melody)
  7. Petrit Çarkaxhiu – Emri yt mirësi (Eng: Your name is kindness)
  8. Elsa Lila – Evita
  9. Genti Hoxha – Ajër (Eng: Air)
  10. Evi Reçi – Ma kthe (Eng: Give me back)
  11. Manjola Nallbani – Dua (Eng: I Want)
  12. LYNX – Nëse ke besim (Eng: If you believe)
  13. Vanesa Soni – Aroma jonë (Eng: Our Fragrance)


The 3rd night will be deficted to songs from the past.
The 4th night will be the final where the jury awards and the Eurovision representative will be determined.

Special guests will be:

Gala Dragot – will participate in the Belgian national final for Eurovision 2023. She has Albanian roots

Kalush Orchestra, the winner of Eurovision 2022 from Ukraine


Eldar, who was part of the winning duo of Eurovision 2011, will be the musical director of the Azeri delegation:

Following the announcement of the selection for Eurovision 2023, additional artists have expressed their interest in submitting a song for Eurovision 2023:

The singer Lala Zeynalli, who participated in “The Voice of Azerbaijan”, said she submitted a song named “Warrior of Fire” for Eurovision 2023

Singer Rauf Kingsley submitted 3 songs to the selection process.
He believes that one of them is made up of the winning material

Nadir Rustamli, who had just represented Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2022, admitted he would like to return this year as well. It is possible that it will be as part of a duo

Chingiz Mustafayev, who represented Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2019, is also positive about participation, as long as there is the right song.
He hinted that he would like to collaborate with Nadir


VRT published the titles of 14 songs in “Eurosong 2023“,

  1. Ameerah – The Carnival
  2. Ameerah – Armageddon
  3. Chérine – Ça m’ennuie pas (From French: I Don’t Mind)
  4. Chérine – Mon étoile (From French: My Star)
  5. Gala Dragot – Emotion ollie
  6. Gala Dragot – t ‘inquiète (From French: Don’t Worry)
  7. Gustaph – Because Of You
  8. Gustaph – The Nail
  9. Hunter Falls – Home
  10. Hunter Falls – Ooh La La
  11. Loredana – Dream In Colors
  12. Loredana – You Lift Me Up
  13. The Starlings – Oceanside
  14. The Starlings – Rollercoaster

as well as the snippets:

The full songs will be released starting the 6th of January 2023


A number of artists who have represented the Czech Republic in the past, or participated in the national selection since 2018, submitted a song for “ESCZ 2023


You’re invited to read the first part of “Eesti Laul 2023review, which focuses on semi-final 1


We will still have to wait until the 10th of January 2023 for the list of participants.
However, rumors say that The Portion Boys will be one of the candidates.
It is possible that it will be a collaboration with Meiju Suvas.

The second episode of “The Voice of Georgia” was broadcast this Thursday.
The qualifiers from this week’s blind auditions are:

Click on the artist’s name to watch his audition:

Folk rock band Cruachan, revealed they were rejected from the Irish selection – “Eurosong 2023“:


The full line-up of 28 artists for “Festival Di Sanremo 2023” has been revealed.
This includes 22 established artists and 6 emerging artists:

  1. Marco Mengoni  – Due vite (Eng: Two Lives)
  2. Elodie – Due (Eng: Two)
  3. Levante – Vivo (Eng: I live)
  4. Madame – Il bene nel male (Eng: The good in the bad)
  5. Ultimo – Alba (Eng: Sunrise)
  6. Anna Oxa – Sali (Canto Dell’Anima) [Eng: Sali – Song of the soul]
  7. Coma_Cose – L’addio (Eng: The Farewell)
  8. Tananai – Tango
  9. Giorgia – Parole dette male (Eng: Bad words)
  10. Gianluca Grignani  – Quanto ti manca il fiato (eng: How short of breath you are)
  11. Paola & Chiara Lezzi  – Furore (Eng: Fury)
  12. Colapesce Dimartino  – Splash
  13. Leo Gassmanm  – Terzo cuore (eng: Third Heart)
  14. Mr. Rain – supereroi (Eng: Superheros)
  15. Rosa Chemical – Made in Italy
  16. Articolo 31 – Un bel viaggio (Eng: A nice trup)
  17. Mara Settei – Duemileminuti (Eng: 200 minutes)
  18. Moda’ – Lasciami (Eng: Leave me)
  19. Lazza – Cenere (Eng: ash)
  20. Ariete – mare di guai (Eng: Sea of troubles)
  21. LDA – Se poi domani (Eng: If then tomorrow)
  22. I Cugini Di Campagna – Lettera 22 (Eng: Letter 22)
  23. Will – Stupido (Eng: Stupid)
  24. Olly – Polvere (Eng: Dust)
  25. Colla Zio – Non ni va (Eng: I don’t feel like)
  26. Sethu – Cause Perse (Eng: Lost Causes)
  27. Shari – Egoista (Eng: Egoist)
  28. gIANMARIA – Mostro (Eng : Monster)

The submission window for “Selecția Națională 2023” closed on the 11th of December 2022.
Romanian broadcaster TVR released an official statement regarding the selection process.
According to the statement, 85 entries were submitted for the selection process.

The jury will narrow down the list to 12 finalists.
This list will be publsihed today:


Mirud, who has participated in the Albanian selection before, has applied for “Una Voce Per San Marino 2023”:

Songs from “Benidorm Fest 2023” will be revealed this Sunday on RTVE.
They will be released on YouTube on Monday


  • Agoney – Quiero Arder
  • Alfred – Desde Que Tú Estás
  • Alice Wonder – Yo Quisiera
  • Aritz – Flamenco
  • Blanca Paloma – Eaea
  • E’Femme – Uff!
  • Famous – La Lola
  • Fusa Nocta – Mi Familia
  • José Otero – Inviernos En Marte
  • Karmento – Quiero Y Duelo
  • Megara – Arcadia
  • Meler – No Nos Moverán
  • Rakky Ripper – Tracción
  • Sharonne – Aire
  • Siderland – Que Esclati Tot
  • Sofía Martín – Tuki
  • Twin Melody – Sayonara
  • Vicco – Nochentera

Tonight we will get to know the first song for Eurovision 2023.
Vidbir 2023” will be held this evening:

  1. Moisei – I’m Not Alone
  2. OY Sound System – Ой, тужу (Eng: Oh, I miss you.)
  3. DEMCHUK – Alive
  4. Jerry Heil – WHEN GOD SHUT THE DOOR
  5. FIINKA – Довбуш (Eng: Dovbush)
  6. KRUTЬ – Колискова (Eng: Lullaby)
  7. Tember Blanche – Я вдома (Eng: I’m Home)
  8. Angelina – Stronger
  9. 2TONE – Квітка (Eng: Flower)
  10. TVORCHI – Heart Of Steel

The results will be determined by a combination of a 50% public vote and a 50% national jury vote.
3 musicians have been chosen by the public as “Vidbir 2023″ jury and those are:

  • Taras Topolia – The lead singer of the Antitila band
  • Jamala – The winner of Eurovision 2016
  • Yulia Sanina – The lead singer of alternative rock band The Hardkiss (“Vidbir 2016

The hosts of “Vidbir 2023” will be Timur MiroshnychenkoZlata Ognevich and Kateryna Pavlenko

You can read Doron‘s review for the songs:

You can watch our reaction video:

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ESCBEAT Reaction Video – “Vidbir 2023” (Ukraine)

By Doron LahavPosted on

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Watch our new reaction video, this time for the first national selection of the Eurovision 2023 season:
“Vidbir 2023” – the Ukrainian selection for Eurovision 2023

10 artists will compete in “Vidbir 2023”:

  1. Moisei – I’m Not Alone
  2. OY Sound System – Ой, тужу (Eng: Oh, I miss you.)
  3. DEMCHUK – Alive
  4. Jerry Heil – WHEN GOD SHUT THE DOOR
  5. FIINKA – Довбуш (Eng: Dovbush)
  6. KRUTЬ – Колискова (Eng: Lullaby)
  7. Tember Blanche – Я вдома (Eng: I’m Home)
  8. Angelina – Stronger
  9. 2TONE – Квітка (Eng: Flower)
  10. TVORCHI – Heart Of Steel

About “Vidbir 2023”

“Vidbir 2023” will be held on Saturday, the 17th of December 2022, starting at 17:00 Ukrainian time (16:00 CET)
The results will be determined by a combination of a 50% public vote and a 50% national jury vote.
3 musicians have been chosen by the public as “Vidbir 2023″ jury and those are:

  • Taras Topolia – The lead singer of the Antitila band
  • Jamala – The winner of Eurovision 2016
  • Yulia Sanina – The lead singer of alternative rock band The Hardkiss (“Vidbir 2016

The hosts of “Vidbir 2023” will be Timur MiroshnychenkoZlata Ognevich and Kateryna Pavlenko:

You can read our review here:

Links for the digital platforms playlist

YouTube

Spotify

Apple Music

According to the Metro, English singer, actress and television presenter Molly Rainford is one of the leading candidates to represent the UK at Eurovision 2023.
She became known due to her participation in “Britain’s Got Talent 2012” where she finished as a finalist

You can listen to one of her songs:

Doron Lahav is 28 years old guy who lives in Israel. Doron watches Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and also shows interest in singing and writing.

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