As cities across the UK continue to express interest in hosting Eurovision 2023, the city of Glasgow is another of the favourites to potentially hold next year’s contest. With Edinburgh hosting the contest all the way back in 1972, it’s been over 50 years since Eurovision has been held on Scottish soil.
Glasgow has already formally expressed their interest in hosting for 2023. In this video, Rosie visits the city for the first time and shares her experience as she takes in the sights. She takes you around the city centre, up to possible Eurovision Village site Kelvingrove Park and down to the OVO Hydro, where the contest would take place. She also shares plenty of food recommendations and tries traditional Scottish drink Irn Bru for the first time!
Check out Rosie’s tour of Glasgow here!
United Kingdom’s Eurovision journey
Despite a recent slump in results, the UK is one of the most successful countries at the Eurovision Song Contest. Debuting at the second edition ever of the Contest in 1957, the United Kingdom has won the competition on five separate occasions. The most recent win for the UK was in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves, singing “Love Shine A Light”. The UK also holds the record for the number of second place finishes – currently at 16.
In 2022, the UK was represented by Sam Ryder with his song “SPACE MAN”. The performance managed to impress juries and televoters, and the UK finished in second place with 466 points, their best placing since 1998.
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