One month on since Liverpool hosted the biggest music competition in the world, the work undertaken for this year’s contest, as it has been awarded the first ever ‘UNESCO City of Music’ Award.
A successful Eurovision for Liverpool
The award has been set up to recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to the local music sector. Host broadcaster BBC and the EBU was present in a ceremony, in which the awarding took place.
Speaking to BBC News, Liverpool’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Harry Doyle talked about how Liverpool embraced Eurovision and how it helped shocase the city to the world:
We were never in doubt that the BBC would stage an incredible show at the arena – and the record-breaking viewing figures are testament to their achievements – but what is really special is how they, and the EBU, embraced the city, they got to know our story and our heritage and they helped us showcase the very best of Liverpool to the world.Liverpool’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Harry Doyle on Eurovision 2023
The story of 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 took place at the M&S Arena, with 37 countries taking part. The full production team behind the 2023 contest is listed here. The contest was a co-production between host broadcaster the BBC and last year’s winning broadcaster, Suspilne.
On behalf of the ‘That Eurovision Site’ team, we would like to congratulate the Eurovision 2023 team for achieving this feat.
News Source: BBC News
Photo Credit: Chloe Hashemi/EBU