The national broadcasters of Austria, Switzerland, and Germany announced last week that they would work together on “Eurovision – The Countdown” and “Eurovision – The Aftershow”. Barbara Schöneberger, German television host and longtime deliverer of Eurovision points for Germany, will host.
Eurovision – The Countdown and Eurovision – The Aftershow
The shows will air on either side of the Eurovision Grand Final. “Eurovision – The Countdown” will begin at 8:15pm local time, while the Aftershow will air at 12:45am local time, immediately following the Grand Final. The shows will be broadcast simultaneously on all three participating channels.
Alongside Barbara Schöneberger, the show will feature prominent German-speaking Eurovision fans, as well as acts from previous years. This year’s entrants–Austria’s Teya & Salena, Germany’s Lord of the Lost, and Switzerland’s Remo Forrer–will also make an appearance.
The shows will be broadcast live from outside the Tate Museum in Liverpool.
What we know about Eurovision 2023
Although Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, due to the ongoing Russian invasion they are unable to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. Instead, the United Kingdom stepped in, as 2022’s runner-up; Liverpool will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest on the 9th, 11th, and 13th of May 2023. The contest will take place at the M&S Arena, with 37 countries taking part. The full production team behind the 2023 contest is listed here. The contest is a co-production between host broadcaster the BBC and last year’s winning broadcaster, Suspilne.
Alesha Dixon, Julia Sanina and Hannah Waddingham will host the semi-finals, with Graham Norton joining the presenting team for the grand final.
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News Source: ORF
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