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Live Blog: Second Semi-Final 2023

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Voyager rehearsing Promise for Australia at the Second Rehearsal of the Second Semi-Final at Liverpool Arena : Photo: Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU
11 May 2023 at 22:32 CEST

Music unites generations…

Our first interval act is a celebration of Ukrainian music, showing how can span generations and even in times of darkness, provide light. The singing and staging are both stunning, and it’s a great showcase of how diverse Ukrainian music is. 

If you’re thinking, ‘hang on, isn’t that a Christmas song?’, it’s because Carol of The Bells is based on a Ukrainian folk song called Shchedryk. We first heard this rehearsal the other day whilst tucking into a Baileys, and it all felt quite festive. And now we’re thinking that a Christmas-themed Eurovision would be really nice idea – can someone make that happen please? 

Maria Yaremchuk, Zlata Dziunka, and OTOY performing Music Unites Generations as the interval act in the Second Semi-Final at Liverpool Arena
Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU