Eurovision week: All you need to know08 May 2023 at 14:47 CEST
It's show week in Liverpool, and with this being the Eurovision Song Contest, that means there are three spectacular Live Shows in store for you. We've pulled together all the info you need to get through to the Grand Final on Saturday – so bookmark this page, stock up on snacks, and get ready to enjoy the biggest music show on the planet!
First things first: for full artist biographies, song information and fascinating facts, check out the 'Class of 2023' on our participant profiles page. For an even deeper dive into our performers, check out a brand-new series on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel - Be My Guest. In each episode, hosts Clara Amfo and Rylan are getting to know our 37 artists, with new episodes being uploaded daily.
Eurovision Song Contest 2023 – First Semi-Final
Tuesday 9 May, 21:00 CEST
Our hosts Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham, and Julia Sanina are live from Liverpool Arena, for the First Semi-Final, where 15 countries will compete for one of 10 spots in Saturday night’s Grand Final.
1. 🇳🇴 Norway | Alessandra - Queen of Kings
2. 🇲🇹 Malta | The Busker - Dance (Our Own Party)
3. 🇷🇸 Serbia | Luke Black - Samo Mi Se Spava
4. 🇱🇻 Latvia | Sudden Lights - Aijā
5. 🇵🇹 Portugal | Mimicat - Ai Coração
6. 🇮🇪 Ireland | Wild Youth - We Are One
7. 🇭🇷 Croatia | Let 3 - Mama ŠČ!
8. 🇨🇭 Switzerland | Remo Forrer - Watergun
9. 🇮🇱 Israel | Noa Kirel - Unicorn
10. 🇲🇩 Moldova | Pasha Parfeni - Soarele şi Luna
11. 🇸🇪 Sweden | Loreen - Tattoo
12. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan | TuralTuranX - Tell Me More
13. 🇨🇿 Czechia | Vesna - My Sister's Crown
14. 🇳🇱 Netherlands | Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper - Burning Daylight
15. 🇫🇮 Finland | Käärijä - Cha Cha Cha
Also voting on the First Semi-Final will be...
Interval Acts: Rita Ora, Julia Sanina, Alyosha and Rebecca Ferguson. More details on the performances right here.
Eurovision Song Contest 2023 – Second Semi-Final
Thursday 11 May, 21:00 CEST
Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham, and Julia Sanina are back Liverpool Arena, for the Second Semi-Final, taking us through the 16 countries competing for one of 10 spots in Saturday night’s Grand Final.
1. 🇩🇰 Denmark | Reiley - Breaking My Heart
2. 🇦🇲 Armenia | Brunette - Future Lover
3. 🇷🇴 Romania | Theodor Andrei - D.G.T. (Off and On)
4. 🇪🇪 Estonia | Alika - Bridges
5. 🇧🇪 Belgium | Gustaph - Because Of You
6. 🇨🇾 Cyprus | Andrew Lambrou - Break A Broken Heart
7. 🇮🇸 Iceland | Diljá - Power
8. 🇬🇷 Greece | Victor Vernicos - What They Say
9. 🇵🇱 Poland | Blanka - Solo
10. 🇸🇮 Slovenia | Joker Out - Carpe Diem
11. 🇬🇪 Georgia | Iru - Echo
12. 🇸🇲 San Marino | Piqued Jacks - Like An Animal
13. 🇦🇹 Austria | Teya & Salena - Who The Hell Is Edgar?
14. 🇦🇱 Albania | Albina & Familja Kelmendi - Duje
15. 🇱🇹 Lithuania | Monika Linkytė - Stay
16. 🇦🇺 Australia | Voyager - Promise
Also voting on the Second Semi-Final will be...
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Interval Acts: Be Who You Wanna Be, Mariya Yaremchuk, Zlata Dziunka, OTOY. More details on the performances right here.
Eurovision Song Contest 2023 – Grand Final
Saturday 13 May, 21:00 CEST
The one we’ve waited for… the Grand Final! Our 20 qualifying Semi-Finalists are joined by reigning Contest champs Ukraine, plus the Big Five, (including host country the United Kingdom), as the participants battle it out to become the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 winners. Our three hosts from the Semi-Finals are joined by Graham Norton.
You can vote for your favourite song via the Official Eurovision Song Contest app. Details of how and when to vote will be revealed during the shows. Here's your guide on how to vote.
🇫🇷 France: La Zarra - Évidemment
🇩🇪 Germany: Lord of the Lost - Blood & Glitter
🇮🇹 Italy: Marco Mengoni - Due Vite
🇪🇸 Spain: Blanca Paloma - Eaea
🇺🇦 Ukraine: TVORCHI - Heart of Steel
🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Mae Muller - I Wrote A Song
Interval Acts: A star-studded lineup of Eurovision Song Contest icons will be part of three special live performances, and Ukraine's first ever Eurovision winner, Ruslana, will be appearing as part of a pre-recorded performance filmed in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv.
How to watch
Of course, you can watch the streams on YouTube where available, but audiences primarily watch the shows on TV in all participating countries, as well as in many countries via your local broadcaster’s website as well. Check out our guide for details of how to watch in your area.
The Eurovision.tv team will be running a Live Blog before, during and after each of the Live Shows. Keep us open to experience the build up, learning fascinating facts about the artists. And for the Semi-Finals, join us for the post-show Press Conference where we’ll reveal which Grand Final half each of the successful acts have been drawn in to.
The Official Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is available across all of your favourite streaming platforms; so make sure to listen and subscribe. Hosted by music presenter and reporter Steve Holden, the Official Eurovision Song Contest Podcast features news and interviews with this year’s artists, iconic Eurovision legends, and the people responsible for making the Contest happen. It offers Eurovision fans a look behind the scenes in Liverpool, featuring a range of diverse voices from across Europe and beyond.
Like last year, fans of the Contest will be able to watch it on TikTok via our channel. As an exclusive for our official partner, however, it won’t just be the traditional broadcast that fans can look forward to. There’ll be plenty of footage going up from backstage and behind the scenes, too. A unique insight into the goings on before and after our artists take to the Eurovision stage.
The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.
Listen to all 37 songs from Liverpool 2023 via your favourite streaming services, and watch the official music videos on our YouTube channel:
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