What Should You Know About Eurovision Song Contest 2023?

The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is soon going on air this weekend in May. This is one of the biggest international entertainment competitions and the renowned show that has officially made its way to UK shores. In 2022, Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra overmastered the competition with Stefania. However, the EBU confirmed that the country would not be able to host the contest due to the ongoing war with Russia.

The runner-up act of 2022 was the group from the UK. This is why the country is hosting on behalf of Ukraine, creating a unique collaborative event.

Here is everything you need to know about this unique and career-building contest in 2023.

History Of the Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual international music competition that has been held since 1956. It is one of the longest-running television programs in the world and is broadcast in many countries. The competition is known for its diverse range of music styles and unique stage performances.

Why is Eurovision popular?

This contest is popular for its unique concept. Each participating country gives in to an original song to the contest. Then it is performed live on television. A panel of judges and the viewers at home vote for their favorite songs, with the winner being determined by a combination of the two votes.

The host country for the Eurovision Song Contest is chosen based on the winner of the previous year’s competition. The host country is responsible for organizing and financing the event, which is usually held in May.

The Eurovision Song Contest has launched the careers of many famous musicians, including ABBA, Celine Dion, and Julio Iglesias. The contest has also been a source of controversy, with some countries accusing others of political bias in the voting process.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 finale

On Saturday, May 13, 2023, the Eurovision Grand Final will take place. Here are the times that it will begin globally:


(Europe) 9 p.m. CEST

3 p.m. Eastern Time

12 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Australia (ACDT) 4:30

There are also the semifinals, which come before the big night. The first episode aired on Tuesday, May 9, 2023; the second will run at 8 p.m. BST on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

Which nation has won the most Eurovision contests?

Ireland won a record seven times, followed by Luxembourg, France, and the UK (5 times each). 4 victories each for Sweden and the Netherlands. The most popular winner of the Eurovision Song Contest is ABBA.

Who will host Eurovision in 2023?

Given that Liverpool will host the event, the UK has caught the Eurovision fever forever. It is the sixth UK city to host the event after Glasgow was narrowly defeated in the bid process. Although the event will be based in the UK, Ukraine will receive a lot of attention because it would have hosted the competition had Russia’s invasion not occurred.

How to watch in the UK the Eurovision Song Contest 2023?

You should be able to watch the Grand Final of Eurovision 2023 on BBC One, just like in previous years. Graham Norton will be back to provide his often-outrageous analysis.

The programme will also be available to stream on your tablet or smartphone shortly after the broadcast on the BBC iPlayer website or app, as well as live on BBC One through iPlayer.

Now, instead of BBC Two, BBC One will carry both semifinals.

Who will host Eurovision in 2023?

After all, despite earlier assurances to the contrary, Graham Norton will be venturing beyond the commentary box.

He will be accompanied by British Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon, award-winning Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina, and actress Hannah Waddingham, who is best known for her role as Ted Lasso.