One could say that Linnea is a hit-making-machine and that’s not wrong! Deb won the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2015, when she was one of the songwriters for Måns Zelmerlöw‘s Swedish entry “Heroes“, but that was not just it!
According to BBC2 DJ and Eurovision presenter Scott Mills, the UK is already on the hunt for its next Eurovision representative.
In particular, he stated:
“Well, I will tell you that meetings are already underway that I might be in and I actually think that honestly, it was a disappointing result for Mae. Was the song better received initially than ‘Spaceman’? Yes. Was it a top 10 hit? Yes. Normally you hear the chat on Christmas Day of ‘we’re rubbish at that, aren’t we?’ I’m not hearing that chat this year.”
When asked what he thinks is the problem with the country failing to score highly in the competition, Scott replied:
“What we need to do this year is we need to send… this is the problem! Well, not the problem but here’s where we differ [with other nations]. The thing is, Israel will just send their best popstar. We can’t do that because we have global megastar popstars. It’s a catch 22 situation because people that don’t really understand it, just go, ‘get Adele to do it,’ but it doesn’t work like that! In Israel they’ll send Noa Kirel who has won a ridiculous amount of MTV awards and is a fully fledged Israeli incredible pop star. We don’t have that privilege, or we’re not in that situation,”
As we previously reported, the United Kingdom will be conducting an internal selection for Eurovision 2024.
Last year, Mae Muller, despite being in the top ten of the bets throughout the season, settled for the penultimate place in the leaderboard after her performance with “I Wrote A Song”.
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The TaP Music record company will not collaborate with BBC for Eurovision 2024!
Through a post on the official account of TaP Music on X (former Twitter) it was announced that the record company will not be involved to the preparation of the British entry at the upcoming 2024 contest after a partnership with BBC the last two years.
— TaP Music (@tapmusic) August 1, 2023
The entries of the United Kingdom for the 2022 and 2023 contest respectively had emerged through the collaboration between TaP and BBC. In 2022 the UK managed to return shortly back to their glory days after Sam Ryder and his song Space Man finished in the 2nd place having scored 466 points. However the UK landed abruptly back to the bottom of the scoreboard as Mae Muller and her entry I Wrote a Song did not confirm the odds who wanted them in the first ten places. She ended up 25th with 24 points.
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British singer and songwriter Melanie C,former member of the 1990s pop girl band Spice Girls,is bound to introduce the hosts of the three live shows of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool.
The 49-year old singer,who has released eight solo album so far,is going lend her voice to introduce the hosts of this year’s song contest in Liverpool.That being said,she joins the line-up of other world-wide acclaimed artists that are set to appear in the Eurovision Song Contest,such as Rita Ora and Luke Evans.
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In a post on his personal Instagram account, TaP Music Co-Founder and Co-CEO, and famous artist manager, Ben Mawson, has revealed information about the selection process for the UK’s representative at Eurovision 2023, which will be held in Liverpool.
As he reports, Eurovision 2023 is fast approaching and the search for the United Kingdom’s representative is ongoing.
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Of particular interest, however, is what he revealed in the comments of this post, many of which have since been deleted. So, apart from clarifying that the UK representative has not yet been chosen, Ben Mawson has also put an end to the rumours that famous singer Rina Sawayama would represent the United Kingdom with her song Frankenstein, released last September. However, he did not rule out the possibility of Rina Sawayama participating with another song.
As a reminder, the United Kingdom will follow the same formula for selecting a representative and song, which was followed in 2022, for Eurovision 2023. As such, the BBC and BBC Studios will once again work with TaP Music (a group of international music labels), which is behind highly successful pop artists such as Lana del Rey, Ellie Goulding, London Grammar, Dermot Kennedy and Mabel, to select the song and singer who will represent the United Kingdom in May 2023 in Liverpool.
It was a successful formula, as the UK was represented at Eurovision 2022 in Turin – via the same selection process that will be followed this year – by Sam Ryder, scoring the 2nd place in the Grand Final and 1st place in the jury vote.
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And while we are mere days away from the announcement of the Eurovision 2023 host city, the first details about the proposed scheduled events came to light. In particular, Liverpoolecho reveals exclusive details of how Liverpool intends to organise the Competition, should it be selected.
We are at the final homestretch of the selection process for the city that is going to host Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Despite announcing yesterday that only Glasgow and Liverpool remain at the course of claiming, it seems that for the bookmakers there is an absolute favourite!
According to the bookmakers, Glasgow has 64% chance to host the contest, while Liverpool concentrates the remaining 36%.
It should also be pointed out that the variability of the odds was recorded mostly the last days, before BBC’s announcement regarding the predominant cities.
Specifically, as shown at the panel above (screenshot that was taken yesterday), while Glasgow remained for long as the absolute favourite for the bookmakers, Liverpool managed to make an outstading leap in odds. However, this dynamic was not preserved after the BBC announcement, with Glasgow retaking it’s edge overnight.
Will the bookmakers be proven right or Liverpool is going to make a surprise? Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun for all the details!
A BBC delegation is due to visit Glasgow this Friday, to carry out a thorough inspection/assessment of the city’s infrastructure. This assessment will be then taken into account for the final stage of the host city selection procedure.
The OVO Hydro has a capacity of up to 14,500 standing spectators and opened 2013. The OVO Hydro was also used in the filming of the Eurovision movie, Eurovision The Story of Fire Saga, where a fictional ESC took place in Edinburgh. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the fourth largest in the United Kingdom with a population of over 635,000 people.
Eurovision 2023 will be the first Competition since 1979, where the previous year’s winner will not host the event, even though such thing happened six times in the past.
Which city do you prefer as the host city of Eurovision 2023?
Source: SVT, Eurovoix
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.
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.
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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?