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BBC will work with TaP Music on Eurovision 2023 entry

08 September 2022 at 10:00 CEST
United Kingdom’s Sam Ryder on the Turquoise Carpet 2022 EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett
The BBC has confirmed selection plans for the United Kingdom’s song and act for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.

The broadcaster will once again collaborate with TaP Music, the global management and music publishing company behind some of the world’s most successful pop artists, which includes Lana del Rey, Ellie Goulding, London Grammar, Dermot Kennedy and Mabel.

In 2022 the partnership produced Sam Ryder and his song SPACE MAN, finishing second and delivering the United Kingdom’s best result since 1998 and giving the country its first podium place since 2002.

 Rachel Ashdown, Commissioning Editor for the BBC says: 

‘We are thrilled that Ben Mawson and Ed Millett plus the team at TaP will once again bring their unrivalled expertise to work with the BBC and BBC Studios to find an act and song to represent the UK at Eurovision. I hope we can find another artist who will not only be a brilliant ambassador for Eurovision but like Sam will sing their head off with a stand out song.’


United Kingdom’s Sam Ryder at the Second Semi-Final at the Second Semi-Final EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett

Ben Mawson and Ed Millett at TaP Music added: 

‘TaP are very excited to be back working with the BBC to select the UK entry for Eurovision 2023. Last year we wanted to change the narrative around the UK and Eurovision to something much more positive. We focussed on what Eurovision is all about - we found a brilliant artist, an unforgettable song and an incredible person in Sam Ryder - we’re so proud of his fantastic success, coming 2nd in the competition and then achieving a number 1 single. 

2022 will be a hard act to follow but we’re more than ready for the challenge - Eurovision being held in the UK for 2023 is such an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of British musical talent. Our search starts here!’


The United Kingdom will host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023 on behalf of Ukraine, the winners of the 2022 Contest. The successful Host City will be revealed in the Autumn by the BBC and the EBU, and will be picked from a shortlist of 7:


Time is now being given to cities to develop their bids for assessment, with tickets for the Live Shows expected to go on sale in the months after the Host City is confirmed.

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