The line-up for this year’s Pre-Parties continue to take shape, as the Pre-Party events con. This time, its Eurovision in Concert, which has revealed that Katrina formerly of Katrina and The Waves who represented the UK at Eurovision 1997 with “Love Shine A Light” will be a Special Guest at this year’s event on April 15.
Eurovision in Concert 2023
About the Pre-Party: Known for being the biggest Eurovision Pre-Party, fans from all over the world travel to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam to see the acts perform live. The concert will take place on April 15, 2023, at AFAS Live, which has been the home of the concert since 2018. The show will be hosted by Cornald Maas and Hila Noorzai.
Tickets: You are now able to purchase your tickets for Eurovision in Concert 2023 on TicketmasterNL.
Acts: At the time of writing Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper (The Netherlands 2023), Gustaph (Belgium 2023), Joker Out (Slovenia 2023), Wild Youth (Ireland 2023), Voyager (Australia 2023), Monika Linkyte (Lithuania 2015, 2023), Teya and Salena (Austria 2023), La Zarra (France 2023), Blanca Paloma (Spain 2023), Blanka (Poland 2023), Alessandra (Norway 2023), Piqued Jacks (San Marino 2023), Alika (Estonia 2023), Lord of the Lost (Germany 2023), Remo Forrer (Switzerland 2023), Diljá (Iceland 2023), TuralTuran X (Azerbaijan 2023), Mae Muller (United Kingdom 2023), Pasha Parfeni (Moldova 2023), and Sudden Lights (Latvia 2023) have been announced to perform, whilst Katrina formerly of Katrina and The Waves (United Kingdom 1997) have been announced as a Special Guest.
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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News Source: Eurovision in Concert
Photo Credit: Katrina formerly of Katrina and The Waves