Around the Continent 2023: Week 27

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.

General

Last Monday, the Head of Delegations official meeting in Liverpool was held.
The delegations discussed plans for Eurovision 2023 performances and timelines.
The allocation draw for the host countries (The UK and Ukraine) took place as well:

Ukraine will perform in the #19 slot in the grand final:

The UK will close the grand final, performing in the 26th slot:

As all 37 songs of Eurovision 2023 are out, you can watch the official recap:

As every year, some of the participating countries will hold Eurovision promotion concerts. The confirmed shows and dates so far are:

  • 23rd – 25th of March: 🇪🇸 Barcelona Eurovision Party (Barcelone, Spain)
  • 1st of April: 🇵🇱 Polish Eurovision Party (Warsaw, Poland)
  • 7th – 8th of April: 🇪🇸 PrePartyES 2023 (Madrid, Spain)
  • 15th of April: 🇳🇱 Eurovision in Concert (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • 16th of April: London Eurovision Party (London, the UK)
  • Israel Calling – Not officially confirmed, but will probably be held this year as well

Brunette has released her Eurovision 2023 entry “Future Lover

TuralTuranx have released their Eurovision 2023 song, “Tell Me More”:

Let 3 have released the official video clip of “Mama ŠČ!”:

The official ESCZ page, has revealed the creative team behind Vesna for Liverpool:

  • Zizoe Veselá and Bára Juránková will take charge of the customs and creative direction
  • Zizoe Veselá will also be the choreographer.
  • Bára Juránková is one of Vesna’s members.
  • Matyáš Vorda will be the visual director and in charge of the LED visuals.
  • Vít Bělohradský will be the stage will be the 2nd year in a row

Based on the interview Reiley gave to Eurovoix, it became clear that the staging for Liverpool will be different compared to the one we have seen in “Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023″

Iru has released her Eurovision 2023 entry, “Echo“:

Victor Vernikos has released his Eurovision 2023 entry, “What They Say”

Marco Mengoni confirmed he will perform “Due Vite” at Eurovision 2023. This is the song he competed with at “Festival Di Sanremo 2023″

The original version is too long to be performed at Eurovision (3:46 minutes):

The new version hasn’t been released, however based on the lyrics, we can see that the second half of of the first verse and the second half of the chorus will be removed.

You can see the expected changes in the lyrics here:

Siamo i soli svegli in tutto l’universo
E non conosco ancora bene il tuo deserto
Forse è in un posto del mio cuore
Dove il sole è sempre spento
Dove a volte ti perdo
Ma se voglio ti prendo

Siamo fermi in un tempo così
Che solleva le strade
Con il cielo ad un passo da qui
Siamo i mostri e le fate
Dovrei telefonarti
Dirti le cose che sento
Ma ho finito le scuse
E non ho più difese

Siamo un libro sul pavimento
In una casa vuota
Che sembra la nostra
Il caffè col limone
Contro l’hangover
Sembri una foto mossa
E ci siamo fottuti ancora una notte
Fuori un locale
E meno male

Se questa è l’ultima
Canzone e poi la luna esploderà
Sarò li a dirti che sbagli, ti sbagli e lo sai
Qui non arriva la musica
E tu non dormi
E dove sarai
Dove vai
Quando la vita poi esagera
Tutte le corse, gli schiaffi, gli sbagli che fai
Quando qualcosa ti agita
Tanto lo so che tu non dormi, dormi, dormi, dormi, dormi mai
Che giri fanno due vite

Siamo i soli svegli in tutto l’universo
A gridare un po’ di rabbia sopra un tetto
Che nessuno si sente così
Che nessuno li guarda più i film
I fiori nella tua camera
La mia maglia Metallica

Siamo un libro sul pavimento
In una casa vuota
Che sembra la nostra
Persi tra le persone
Quante parole
Senza mai una risposta
E ci siamo fottuti ancora una notte
Fuori un locale
E meno male

Se questa è l’ultima
Canzone e poi la luna esploderà
Sarò lì a dirti che sbagli, ti sbagli e lo sai
Qui non arriva la musica
E tu non dormi
E dove sarai
Dove vai
Quando la vita poi esagera
Tutte le corse e gli schiaffi, gli sbagli che fai
Quando qualcosa ti agita

Tanto lo so che tu non dormi
Spegni la luce anche se non ti va
Restiamo al buio, avvolti
Solo dal suono della voce
Al di là della follia che balla in tutte le cose
Due vite, guarda che disordine

Se questa è l’ultima canzone (Canzone e poi la luna esploderà)
Sarò lì a dirti che sbagli, ti sbagli e lo sai
Qui non arriva la musica
Tanto lo so che tu non dormi, dormi, dormi, dormi, dormi mai
Che giri fanno due vite
Due vite

Last Saturday, Mimicat won “Festival da Canção 2023” with the song “Ai Coração”:

This is how the jury voted in the final:

The final combined results (jury and public):

The semi-finals and final full results can be accessed via RTP website

Piqued Jacks, who will represent San Marino, announced on possible revamp of their song “Like an Animal:

Luke Black, who will represent Serbia at Eurovision 2023, will consider some staging changes compared to the performance we’ve seen in “PZE 2023″

Spain will invest around 773,000 euros in Eurovision 2023 participation, this mainly refers to the staging and live performance

In addition, we can probably expect a revamp for Liverpool.
In a special interview, given by Jose Pablo Polo (producer and one of the composers), he revealed that “Eaea” has been modified a little bit, before being officially sent to the EBU:

The version that will sound at Eurovision has already been delivered. We have made some changes (some were already present in the Benidorm Fest version) that we believe will be able to elevate the song to a higher status

As expected, Loreen is the winner of “Melodifestivalen 2023” with the song “Tattoo”:

The grand final cumulated results are:

International jury votes:

Public and final results:

In addition, SVT released the full results of each one of the shows:

Heats and Semi-finals:

Grand Final results:

Tvorchi face difficulties in receiving permissions to leave Ukraine for participating in different promotional events, out of the country.
The reason for this is that some male Ukrainian artists have received such permissions and have never came back to the country.
The required permissions should be give by the Minister of Culture.
Previously, the duo were special guests in the Lithuanian national selection and have also traveled to Norway

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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