BBC announced the guest performers that are going to perform at the Grand Final of the 67th Contest in Liverpool.
The Grand Final of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest is set to be a celebration of the music of our beloved contest, as much as the host city’s music history.
The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final will see live performances from 2022 winners Kalush Orchestra, 2022 runner-up Sam Ryder, a Flag Parade packed with Ukrainian Eurovision Song Contest alumni, and a large-scale celebration of Liverpool’s musical heritage – featuring yet more big names from the contest’s history.
Voices of a New Generation
The Grand Final for this year’s Contest, hosted in Liverpool on behalf of 2022 contest winner Ukraine, will open with last year’s winners Kalush Orchestra and a exclusive performance titled Voices of a New Generation. Kalush Orchestra won the hearts of Eurovision viewers around the world last year – and so they’re back to begin the 2023 Grand Final with a performance that will also feature their smash-hit winning song Stefania.
The Flag Parade
During the Flag Parade of all 26 Grand Finalists, viewers will be treated to a special performance by some iconic past Ukrainian participants of the Eurovision Song Contest. Get ready for a new twist on their Eurovision entries mixed with British classics, as Go_A (2021), Jamala (2016 winner), Tina Karol (2006) and Verka Serduchka (2007) take on the stage and remind us all exactly why they became Eurovision Song Contest favourites.
For the first interval performance, during which voting across Europe and the world takes place, the United Kingdom’s very own spaceman Sam Ryder will make his spacelifting return to the Eurovision Song Contest stage after last year’s lead to the United Kingdom’s biggest success at the Contest for over twenty years.
The Liverpool Songbook
The final interval act is called The Liverpool Songbook; a celebration of the host city’s infamous contribution to the world of pop music. The BBC have brought together six iconic acts from Eurovision Song Contests past – Italy’s Mahmood, Israel’s Netta, Iceland’s Daði Freyr, Sweden’s Cornelia Jakobs, Duncan Laurence from the Netherlands – plus Liverpool’s very own Sonia, celebrating 30 years since she finished second at the 1993 contest.
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