As we get closer to Eurovision, we are starting to find out a bit more about this year‘a final. Today, it has been revealed which half the Automatic Qualifiers (the Big Five) and last year’s winner (Ukraine) will compete in.
Which country will compete in which half?
The half in which each country will be competing in was unveiled today on TikTok live with Timur. As last year’s winner and the Host Broadcaster, Ukraine and the UK’s position were randomly allocated during the Heads of Delegation meeting.
*We will be updating the article as the artists draw their respective halves*
|Ukraine||Second Half (19th)|
|United Kingdom||Second Half (26th)|
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.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett, Chloe Hashemi, Corinne Cumming/EBU