As cities across the UK continue to express interest in hosting Eurovision 2023, the city of Liverpool is also in contention to potentially hold next year’s contest. Liverpool has never hosted a Eurovision event, so the city has been keen to win the right to host.
Liverpool was one of the first cities to formally submit a bid to host Eurovision. In this video, Rory visits the city and shares his experience as he takes in the sights. He takes you around the city centre, to the iconic Pier Head Seafront and along Albert Dock. He also takes you to the M&S Bank Arena – which is the proposed venue in Liverpool’s bid, before heading up to the iconic Anfield and Goodison Park stadiums. Come follow him on this tour!
Check out Rory’s tour of Liverpool 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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