As the line up for Eurovision 2023 nears completion, this year’s co-hosts, the UK, have revealed their entry for this year’s contest. They will be represented by Mae Muller with “I Wrote A Song”. Have a listen to the song here!
Collaboration with TaP Music continues
The UK have continued their collaboration with TAP music for this year’s competition, following the success of Sam Ryder in Turin. Their 2023 entry was revealed during the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2.
As a member of the big 5, the UK is given an automatic place in the grand final. Following the semi-final allocation draw, they will vote in the second semi-final on the 11th May.
Listen to Mae Muller’s song on streaming services now
UK’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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News Source: BBC
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