Eurovision 2023 – When and where is the event?


The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual international music competition featuring entries from various countries across Europe and beyond.

The Eurovision Song Contest is an iconic event that has been running since 1956, bringing together performers from countries across Europe and beyond to compete in a musical extravaganza. With a reputation for extravagant staging, catchy pop tunes, and quirky acts, the contest has become a beloved cultural institution, uniting people from diverse backgrounds through a shared love of music. It has also been the launchpad for many successful artists and continues to captivate audiences around the world.

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About the Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest was first established in 1956 as a way to bring together nations through music and promote cultural exchange. The inaugural contest featured only seven countries, but it quickly grew in popularity, with more and more countries joining each year.

Over the decades, the contest has seen some of the most iconic moments in pop music history. From ABBA’s victory with “Waterloo” in 1974 to Celine Dion’s win in 1988, the contest has catapulted many artists to international fame. It has also been a platform for social and political commentary, with performances tackling topics such as war, human rights, and environmental issues.

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This picture was taken back during the first contest in 1956

The contest has not been without controversy, however. From accusations of political bias in the voting process to debates over the quality of the music, the contest has faced its fair share of criticism over the years.

Despite these challenges, the Eurovision Song Contest remains a beloved annual event that captures the attention of millions of people around the world. Its enduring popularity is a testament to the power of music to bring people together across borders and cultures.

Eligible Countries

To be eligible for participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, a national broadcaster must have an active membership with the EBU and the ability to broadcast the event through the Eurovision network. All active members of the EBU were invited to participate in the contest. Australia, an associate member, did not require an invitation for the upcoming 2023 contest as they were granted permission to participate previously, and their participation was approved until this year. Current active EBU members are Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Slovakia.

Euro Vision 2023 – When and where?

The 67th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to take place in Liverpool, United Kingdom after Ukraine was unable to host due to security concerns arising from the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. The event is organized by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and hosted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on behalf of the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA: PBC). The contest will take place at the Liverpool Arena and consists of two semi-finals on May 9 and 11, 2023, and a final on May 13, 2023. The live shows will be presented by British singer Alesha Dixon, British actress Hannah Waddingham, and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina, with Irish television presenter Graham Norton joining for the final.

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Eurovision 2023 stage

A total of thirty-seven countries will participate in the contest, with Bulgaria, Montenegro, and North Macedonia not taking part due to the economic impact of the 2021-2023 global energy crisis. The contest has been a cultural phenomenon since its inception in 1956, bringing together performers from different countries in a celebration of music and culture. It has provided a platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their talents and has been the launching pad for many successful careers. With its loyal fan base and global appeal, the Eurovision Song Contest promises to be another exciting event in 2023, uniting people from around the world through the universal language of music.

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