Eurovision 2023: 10 cities in the UK will broadcast the Grand Final outdoors!

In more and more cities across the UK, it has been announced that the Eurovision 2023 Grand Final will be broadcast live in an open space. More than ten cities in the host country will hold a public screening on Saturday 13 May.

According to a BBC announcement, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Darlington, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield will broadcast the contest in outdoors.


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The nine cities announced by the BBC had either submitted a bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, which will be held in Liverpool, or were considering submitting a bid. Plymouth has already announced its plans for public viewing of the Final.

Martin Green CBE, the BBC’s Managing Director for the Eurovision Song Contest, said:

“We’re thrilled to roll out Eurovision to more UK cities. So many people here are huge Eurovision fans and for those new to the Contest they will get to experience the joy of watching the Grand Final surrounded by thousands of others right there in their local city.”

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the latest developments!

Source: BBC

Eurovision 2023: Netta “predicts” the host city | Will her quess be accurate this time?

Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai has predicted which city she thinks will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

Seven cities have been shortlisted as potential hosts for the Eurovision Song Contest – Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle – and speaking exclusively to Daily Star, former winner Netta predicted who the host city could be.

Netta – who won the contest for Israel in 2018 – revealed that she has a history predicting false the host city, saying: “I guess, it’s time to do this again.

In 2019 predicted Jerusalem as the host city – finally it was Tel Aviv.

In 2020 predicted Amsterdam as the host city – finally it was Rotterdam.

In 2021 predicted Rome as the host city – finally it was Torino.

So which city is her guess for the host city of Eurovision 2023:

“I’ll say Manchester. I’ll say that.”

However, Νetta gave her prediction with a warning, as she revealed that the city she always predicts as the host is usually incorrect.

“You know, I’m laughing because it’s a thing for me predict the city – because I always predict it wrong. When I won, I said ‘I love my country. Next year Jerusalem’ and then it was Tel Aviv. When Holland won, I said ‘we’re going to Amsterdam’ and then it was Rotterdam. When it was Italy, I said Rome and it wasn’t. It just isn’t the city every time.”

Will Netta’s false guesses continue? What do you think? Tell us in the comments below!

Source: Dailystar

Eurovision 2023: New Information revealed about the Host City bid race!

We have already reported that the decision about the Host City Eurovision 2023 will be announced in the Fall. What we didn’t know is how lengthy and elaborative BBC’s process really is. A recent discussion, however, between Liverpool Echo and Cllr Harry Doyle (a Liverpool city official) has shed some light into the procedure and give us a full picture of the BBC’s roadmap.

According to Liverpool Echo, the seven shortlisted cities must now provide BBC with their complete bids until September the 8th.

After an initial examination of the submitted bids, BBC will pay a visit to all the aspirant host cities (during September), in order to inspect the arenas and cities’ infrastructure.

Following the local inspection, BBC will once again deliberate, together with EBU, having this time all the necessary information to make the best choice. As a Liverpool city official maintains the final decision concerning the Eurovision 2023 Host City will be made public in late September or early October.

Stay tuned for all the updates regarding Eurovision 2023 and the Host City bid race!

Eurovision 2023: Glasgow is bookies’ heavy favourite to host the Contest!

Following the BBC’s announcement of the shortlist of cities on 12th August, one aspirant organising city has become bookies’ absolute favourite to host ESC. Glasgow, albeit being ahead of competition from the very beginning, has now managed to crystallise its position, according to the betting odds, securing an overwhelming 52% chance of holding the event!

Interestingly, Glasgow has more than doubled its chances to host ESC since August the 11th, a day before the official announcement of the shortlisted cities. Birmingham and Manchester are the bookies’ second and third favourite, with 17% and 11% chance of hosting ESC respectively, having no considerable fluctuations in the betting odds over the last three weeks.

However, the Host City bid race is far from over. The seven shortlisted cities have now entered the first stage of the two stage bidding process. In the second stage, the cities will be narrowed down to two, and one will prevail and take over hosting duties from Turin, ESC 2022 Host City.

Have the bookies correctly predicted the Eurovision 2023 Host City? Which other city could possibly intercept Glasgow’s victorious course? 

Eurovision 2023: Sheffield, Bristol submitted their bid to host, Nottingham is still thinking about it!

Two more cities are now added to the list of those who are confirmed to have submitted a bid to host Eurovision 2023. Sheffield and Bristol are ready to submit tehir own bid while the city of Bristol still considers this possibility.


A statement released by the city council confirms that Sheffield’s bid for Eurovision 2023 is the Utilita Sheffield Arena to serve as the venue of the contest. The Utilita Sheffield Arena (known as Sheffield Arena), has a capacity of 13.600 spectators and has been used for concerts and sporting events since its opening in 1991.

Sheffield stands in solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, including those with whom we have long been associated in our sister city of Donetsk.

As the first designated city of refuge in the UK, we strive to offer our city not only as a place of refuge, but as a place to celebrate the unity and solidarity that Eurovision symbolizes.

Sheffield stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, we are submitting ourselves to host Eurovision 2023 to make its people proud.


During Bristol’s pride in mid July, the town’s mayor, Marvin Rees, has announced their intention to claim the hosting of Eurovision 2023. Now that it has been made official that the competition will be held next May in the United Kingdom, Marvin Rees has reiterated his statement to the media, saying that Bristol are preparing their bid.

The city plans to use the YTL Arena, which is still under construction, for the event. The arena is designed to be able to seat 17,000 spectators using the large space that was once used to build the largest aircraft ever built in the United Kingdom.


Nottingham City Council has announced that it will consider submitting a formal bid to host Eurovision in 2023 after first looking at the official nomination criteria that the BBC has set.

A spokesman for Nottingham City Council said:

“Nottingham has excellent credentials to host a prestigious and internationally popular show like the Eurovision Song Contest. We look forward to the publication of the detailed criteria and bidding process to then consider whether we will be able to submit a formal application to be the host city.”

Katrina supports Manchester

While the British cities submit their bid to host Eurovision 2023 one after another, Katrina Leskanich, the last winner of the British winner of Eurovision back in 1997, says that she supports Manchester hosting the contest.

Speaking shortly after the EBU’s announcement of the UK taking over the next event she said:

“There are only a few cities that claim hosting and I think that Manchester is one of them. It would be on top of my list because it meets all the criteria.”

City councilor Bev Craig confirmed that Manchester will submit its proposal for Eurovision 2023, pledging at the same time that it will be “A Eurovision to remember”!

The following cities are confirmed to have started preparations for their proposals:

  • Aberdeen
  • Glasgow
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Bristol
  • Sheffield

While the following cities have already declared their intention to bid:

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Brighton
  • Cardiff
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • Sunderland
  • Wolverhampton

The Contest of 2023 will be the first contest since 1079 in which the winning country is not able to host the next year. Its the sixth time in total that the winning country doesn’t host the contest the following year. Eurovision 2023 also extends United Kingdom’s record of hosting, having hosted Eurovision a total of nine times.

Kalush Orchestra won Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song “Stefania”. It was Ukraine’s third win in the Contest.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2023!