I partecipanti – Eurovision Class of ’23


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The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will take place in the Liverpool Arena next to the River Mersey on Saturday 13 May with Semi-Finals on Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 May.

The BBC has announced their full Eurovision presenting and commentary line-up for Liverpool 2023, which features Alesha Dixon, Graham Norton, Hannah Waddingham, and Julia Sanina as our Hosts for the Semi-Finals and Grand Final; as well as Mel Giedroyc, Rylan, Scott Mills, Claire Sweeney, Sam Quek and Timur Miroshnychenko.

Grand Final – Saturday 13 May. The Grand Final for this year’s Contest, hosted in Liverpool on behalf of 2022 winners Ukraine, will open with last year’s winners Kalush Orchestra and a powerful performance titled ‘Voices of a New Generation’.

During the Eurovision Flag Parade of all 26 Grand Finalists, viewers will be treated to a unique performance by some iconic past Ukrainian Eurovision contestants. Get ready for a new twist on their Eurovision entries weaved with British classics when GO_A, Jamala, Tina Karol, and Verka Serduchka take to the stage and remind us all why they became Eurovision icons.

For the first interval performance, the United Kingdom’s very own spaceman Sam Ryder will return to the Eurovision stage, before being followed by “The Liverpool Songbook”; a celebration of the Host City’s incredible contribution to the world of pop music.

The BBC have brought together six iconic past Eurovision acts – Italy’s Mahmood, Israel’s Netta, Iceland’s Daði Freyr, Sweden’s Cornelia Jakobs, Duncan Laurence from the Netherlands – plus Liverpool’s very own Sonia, celebrating 30 years since she came second at Eurovision in 1993.

The Semi-Finals are set to feature an array of Ukrainian and British stars, plus a galaxy of Eurovision Song Contest legends.

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First Semi-Final – Tuesday 9 May. The First Semi-Final will open with host Julia Sanina performing part of Маяк by her band The Hardkiss, while the interval offers global superstar Rita Ora delivering a show-stopping medley of some of her biggest hits (and brand-new single Praising You).

Ukrainian singer Alyosha – who represented Ukraine at the 2010 Eurovision Eurovision Song Contest – will perform alongside Liverpool’s very own critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter, Rebecca Ferguson. Like many Ukrainian women in 2022, Alyosha was forced to leave her country and loved ones behind to seek refuge; Alyosha will share her personal journey through a new, haunting arrangement of British musical heavyweight Duran Duran’s Ordinary World.

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Second Semi-Final – Thursday 11 May. In the Second Semi-Final the theme “Music Unites Generations” explores the connection between generations of Ukrainians and the music they love. 

Mariya Yaremchuk, who represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, leads a contemporary montage of some of the most well-known pieces of music from the country. As we travel through time, the piece ends with a stunning collaborative performance from rapper OTOY, 14-year-old Ukrainian Junior Eurovision representative Zlata Dziunka, and Mariya. Together, they show that for generations of Ukrainians, music is the light that overcomes darkness.

Also in the interval, a performance called Be Who You Wanna Be celebrates how Eurovision is a place for everyone – no matter who you are. Three extraordinary drag performers lead into a jaw-dropping routine of high-end pop performances along with a troupe of eclectic dancers. They represent the huge spectrum of fans – regardless of age, nationality or background – who revel in being a part of the Eurovision Song Contest every year. With a medley of fabulous songs and incredible staging, it’ll be a performance that viewers remember.

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United By Music. The slogan is ‘United By Music’ demonstrating the unique partnership between the United Kingdom, Ukraine and Host City Liverpool to bring the Eurovision Song Contest to audiences across the globe and the incredible power of music to bring communities together. It also reflects the very origins of the Contest, developed to bring Europe closer together through a shared television experience across different countries.

Music is such a fundamental part of our global commonality. Music unites us, moves us and lifts us up. It connects us. 160 million people across the world watch the Eurovision Song Contest – it is the ultimate celebration of music’s power.

The Eurovision Song Contest is a milestone in British broadcasting and one we are united to deliver with Ukraine. And, in Liverpool – a city famed for its spirit and musicality – it’s an opportunity to bring the world together.

The United by Music brand is a collaboration between creative agencies Superunion in the UK, and Starlight Creative in Ukraine.

Working together, they have developed a visual identity that celebrates this shared moment and represents music as a force for bringing people together. It is 160 million hearts beating as one, reflecting the feelings that the Eurovision Song Contest brings to audiences across the world – joy, excitement and fun. 

Liverpool, this year, is an opportunity to bring the world together.

The typeface we’ve used for the brand is called ‘Penny Lane’, inspired by the 20th century cast-iron signs displaying Liverpool street names and a nod to the city’s rich musical heritage. And of course, the colours blue and yellow feature throughout, accompanied by an excitable magenta.

It’s going to be everywhere in Liverpool: a vibrant identity with a distinct Eurovision vibe – optimistic, celebratory, connective.

It honours and celebrates Ukraine, and communicates what is unique about this year’s contest. It’s a language we all speak. Music unites us.

The BBC, together with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), will organise the Contest in consultation with UA:PBC, Ukraine’s public broadcaster and last year’s winners of the Contest.

Liverpool was chosen following a strong city bid process that examined facilities at the venue; the ability to accommodate thousands of visiting delegations, crew, fans and journalists; infrastructure; and the cultural offer of the Host City in reflecting Ukraine’s win in 2022.

The Allocation Draw that determines which of the two Semi-Finals participating countries will compete in at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, will take place on Tuesday 31 January live from the Host City of Liverpool at 20:00 CET.

Liverpool has been approaching its hosting duties for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine with all of the enthusiasm such an event deserves. So much so, that a visit to the city is now proving to be an irresistible draw for any fans of the Contest – regardless of whether or not they’ve managed to secure a sought-after ticket to any of the live shows.

From club nights to cultural happenings, and from Euro Villages to Euro Festivals, we’ve put together a guide to what’s going on in Liverpool for the two weeks that the city plays host to the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.

The VisitLiverpool Eurovision page is a great place to start planning, and keep checking back here as more updates and announcements are being made, so as to take full advantage of the complete Eurovision Song Contest experience that Liverpool is offering in May.

Eurovision Village. Located at Pier Head, Eurovision Village is set to be the main hub for fans and locals to soak up the celebratory atmosphere of the Eurovision Song Contest when it heads to Liverpool. For those first two weeks in May, the location will be hosting events, live performances and screenings of the Grand Final and the two Semi-Finals. A complete programme will be announced nearer the time, but you can mark this spot down as your go-to place once you hit Liverpool. The first details of the Eurovision Village – including headline performers and the themes of each night – can be found right here.

EuroClub. The official after-party to all of the events going on in the city, EuroClub at Camp and Furnace will be hosting nightly Eurovision fiestas that will be going on until the early hours. From Friday 5 May until Saturday 13 May, live performances and DJ sets will ensure that fans of the Contest are given ample opportunity to shimmy to the show-stopping tunes of Eurovision past and present. Guest performers already announced include Conchita Wurst, Charlotte Perrelli, KEiiNO and Linda Martin, with plenty more to be revealed soon. Keep an eye on the EuroClub website for insight and info.

EUROfansCLUB. Organised by dedicated fans of the Eurovision Song Contest and located at Fusion on Fleet Street, EUROfansCLUB is a series of club nights for all of the revellers amongst us. Taking place from Monday 8 May to Saturday 13 May, as well as the Eurovision tunes, there’ll also be guest performances from some Contest favourites. Announced so far have been the likes of Kate Ryan, Destiny, Rosa López and The Roop. The organisers have promised that doors will be remaining open until 6am – so get that disco nap in before you head out! Full details of the themed nights are available on the website.

The Big Eurovision Welcome. St. George’s Hall will be the buzzing venue of The National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome – a live show to demonstrate Liverpool’s famously warm reputation as hosts. Bringing together big performances, collaborations and some stunning production and staging, this high-energy show will welcome the largest crowd for any single event to be staged in Liverpool for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. Taking place on the evening of Sunday 7 May, 30,000 tickets are to be made available to the public for free, thanks to The National Lottery. AJ Odudu will be on hosting duties for the evening. Full details on the event and ticketing, right here.

Live Screenings. Screenings of the 67th Eurovision Song Contest Grand Finals and Semi-Finals are happening all over the host city. If you’re in Liverpool for the event, but without a ticket for the live shows, there’ll be no shortage of spots across town where you can watch our spectacles of song unfold. As well as the options mentioned elsewhere on this page, just some of the venues offering live screenings are: The Tate Liverpool; The British Music Experience; The World Museum; Everyman Playhouse; and St. George’s Hall. 

EuroFestival. Taking place from 1 to 14 May, EuroFestival is something of a first for a Eurovision host city, as it presents 24 cultural commissions – 19 of which are collaborative projects between artists from Ukraine and the United Kingdom – to showcase the uniting power of music and art. The impressive programme of events – ranging from music performances and documentary screenings to photography exhibitions and mass-participation dance events – will transform Liverpool as fans from across the world descend upon the city. You can peruse the full programme at the EuroFestival website.

Douze Points with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. From ABBA’s Waterloo to Lordi’s Hard Rock Hallelujah, and from Sam Ryder’s SPACE MAN to Dana International’s Diva, we’ll be able to hear some of our most beloved tunes from Eurovision Song Contest performed by The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. This one-off concert, celebrating the Contest’s visit to Liverpool, is happening on Friday 12 May at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Host for the night will be Owain Wyn Evans from BBC Radio 2’s Early Breakfast Show. More info and tickets can be found right here.

Museum of Liverpool. Whether you fancy an extra-special screening of the Grand Final on Saturday 13 May, or you want two whole evenings of entertainment on the dates of the First and Second Semi-Finals on 9 and 11 May, the Museum of Liverpool is dedicating part of its impressive space towards precisely that. Before you get caught up in the excitement of the Eurovision Song Contest on its live-show nights, you can explore Liverpool’s fascinating, diverse history in this magnificent waterfront museum. National Museums Liverpool have announced a full programme of Eurovision-related events taking place in Liverpool museums during the first two weeks of May.

Royal Albert Dock. Liverpool’s iconic Royal Albert Dock location has planned a three-week programme of events catered towards people flocking to the city for the Eurovision Song Contest. From Ukrainian food and drink to live music events and creative pop-ups, the jewel in Royal Albert Dock’s schedule is the installation of a 10-metre artwork, Floating Earth, which will shine brightly in the dock from 28 April to 18 May. More information can be found on Royal Albert Dock’s Eurovision page.

Concert Square. The popular Liverpool nightlife hot-spot, Concert Square, is dedicating its space to the Eurovision Song Contest for three weekends of live music and entertainment. Commencing on Sunday 30 April at 14:00 local time, a series of performances has been planned to celebrate the Contest’s past and present. Two more parties are planned for Sunday 7 May and Saturday 13 May, with all three dates free to attend. ABBA tribute band, ABBA Forever, have been brought onboard to headline the trinity of top-notch soirées. More info about what’s in store can be found here.

Rave UKraine. This event On Sunday 7 May promises to be a first of its kind: a party taking place in two cities, at the exact same time, thousands of miles apart – both broadcast via a livestream to make one singular, unifying rave. The venue CONTENT Liverpool will host the UK rave, while Kyiv’s HVLV Bar will be the location for the Ukrainian one. Hot Chip, the acclaimed band from the UK, will be performing a DJ set, as will Ukrainian DJ Mingulitka, alongside icons of electronic music DJ Paulette and James Lavelle. More acts to be announced shortly. Tickets for Rave UKraine are available via Dice FM / Resident Advisor. All profits from Rave UKraine go to Music Saves UA.

EuroStreet. EuroStreet has been specially curated in collaboration with many partners across the Liverpool City Region. It provides a unique opportunity for communities across the region to get involved, take part, deliver events and celebrate all things related to the Eurovision Song Contest, under the United By Music slogan. Events announced so far include Songs For Europe, Festival for Europe and even a special event dedicated to that favourite Ukrainian pastime – chess! EuroStreet is a continually evolving programme, so keep checking the site for details and updates.

EuroGrant. Over 60 community groups and grassroots organisations have received EuroGrant funding to help sprinkle some Eurovision-themed glitter all across Liverpool City Region. Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Culture Liverpool invited organisations to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to get into the Eurovision spirit by hosting events that celebrate the competition itself, the relationship Ukraine and the wider European heritage in Liverpool. From Eurovision parties for adults with physical and learning disabilities, to a cabaret event for Liverpool’s migrant communities, people right across Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Halton, St Helens and Knowsley will be able to get into the Eurovision spirit after 63 organisations secured funding. A full list of organisations which have secured funding, plus what they have planned, is available here.

  • Semi-Final 1: Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 21:00 CEST
  • Semi-Final 2: Thursday, 11 May 2023, 21:00 CEST
  • Finale: Saturday, 11 May 2023, 21:00 CEST
  • Venue: Liverpool Arena (M&S Bank Arena), Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Presenter(s): Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham, Julia Sanina, Graham Norton (final)
  • Directed by: Nikki Parsons, Richard Valentine, Ollie Bartlett
  • Executive Supervisor: Martin Österdahl
  • Executive Producer: Andrew Cartmell
  • Multicamera Director: Nikki Parsons / Richard Valentine / Ollie Bartlett
  • Host Broadcaster:BBC British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) / Suspilne movlennia (2022).svg Suspilne Movlennia (UA:PBC; Суспільне мовлення, «Radiodifusión Pública»; Національна суспільна телерадіокомпанія України, Natsionalna Suspilna Teleradiokompaniia Ukrainy, Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine — НСТУ)
  • Opening Act: Semi-final 1: Julia Sanina (The Hardkiss) – “Маяк” Ι Semi-final 2: – Ι Final:The flag parade & Kalush Orchestra with their winning song “Stefania”, Go_A with “Shum“, Jamala with her winning song “1944”, Tina Karol with “Show Me Your Love”, and Verka Serduchka with “Dancing Lasha Tumbai”
  • Interval Act: Semi-final 1: Rita Ora – “Praising You”; Alyosha & Rebeca Ferguson – “Ordinary World” Ι Semi-final 2: ‘Music Unites Generations’ – Mariya Yarumchak, OTOY e Zlata Dziunka; ‘Be Who You Wanna Be’ Ι Final: Sam Ryder – “Space Man”; “The Liverpool Songbook” – Cornelia Jakobs, Daði Freyr, Duncan Laurence, Mahmood, Netta and Sonia.
  • Website: eurovision.tv/event/liverpool-2023 Ι https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/eurovision-song-contest-2023/
  • Number of entries / Number of finalists: 37: Final 26 [🇫🇷 France (65ª), 🇮🇹 Italy (48ª), 🇩🇪 Germany (66ª)🇬🇧 United Kindom (65ª)🇪🇸 Spain (62ª), 🇨🇿 Czechia (11ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (62ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (45ª), 🇦🇺 Australia (8ª), 🇧🇪 Belgium (64ª), 🇪🇪 Estonia (28ª), 🇵🇹 Portugal (54ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (15ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (39ª), 🇨🇭 Switzerland (63ª), 🇦🇱 Albania (19ª), 🇲🇩 Moldova (18ª), 🇫🇮 Finland (56ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (23ª), 🇺🇦 Ukraine (18ª), 🇭🇷 Croatia (28ª),  🇳🇴 Norway (61ª), 🇦🇲 Armenia (15ª), 🇸🇮 Slovenia (28ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (25ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (55ª)]First Semi-Final 15 [🇳🇴 Norway (61ª), 🇲🇹 Malta (35ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (15ª), 🇱🇻 Latvia (23ª), 🇵🇹 Portugal (54ª), 🇮🇪 Ireland (56ª), 🇭🇷 Croatia (28ª), 🇨🇭 Switzerland (63ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (45ª), 🇲🇩 Moldova (18ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (62ª), 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (15ª), 🇨🇿 Czechia (11ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (63ª), 🇫🇮 Finland (56ª)]; Second Semi-Final 16 [🇦🇱 Albania (19ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (23ª), 🇸🇮 Slovenia (28ª), 🇩🇰 Denmark (51ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (55ª), 🇮🇸 Iceland (35ª), 🇬🇷 Greece (43ª), 🇦🇲 Armenia (15ª), 🇬🇪 Georgia (15ª), 🇸🇲 San Marino (13ª), 🇦🇺 Australia (8ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (39ª),  🇪🇪 Estonia (28ª), 🇷🇴 Romania (23ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (25ª), 🇧🇪 Belgium (64ª)].  
  • Debuting countries:
  • Returning countries:
  • Non-returning countries: 🇧🇬 Bulgaria (14ª), 🇲🇪 Montenegro (12ª), 🇲🇰 North Macedonia (21ª)
  • Voting system: Each country awards one set (in the semi-finals) or two sets (in the final) of 12, 10, 8–1 points to ten songs. In all three shows, online votes from viewers in non-participating countries are aggregated and awarded as one set of points. / Each country awards 12, 10, 8–1 points to 10 songs based on the votes of professional juries and viewers. In the semi-finals, each country awards one set of points based solely on public voting, and in the final, two sets are awarded, the first from a professional jury and the second from viewers. Votes from viewers in non-participating countries are aggregated and awarded as one set of points.
  • Nul points in Final:
  • Winning song: “Tattoo” – Loreen – 🇸🇪 Sweden (7ª)

Participation map: 

G: Finalist countries; R: Did not qualify from the semi-final; Y: Countries that participated in the past but not in 2023

The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 was the 67th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Liverpool, United Kingdom, after Ukraine, winner of the 2022 contest with the song “Stefania” by Kalush Orchestra, was unable to meet the demands of hosting the event due to security concerns caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on behalf of the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC), the contest was held at the Liverpool Arena, and consisted of two semi-finals on 9 and 11 May, and a final on 13 May 2023. The three live shows were 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.

Thirty-seven countries participated in the contest, with Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia ceasing their participation, mainly due to the economic impact of the 2021–2023 global energy crisis.

The winner was Sweden with the song “Tattoo”, performed by Loreen and written by her along with Jimmy Thörnfeldt, Jimmy Jansson, Moa Carlebecker, Peter Boström and Thomas G:son. Finland, Israel, Italy and Norway rounded out the top five. Sweden won the combined vote and jury vote, and came second to Finland in the televote. Loreen became the second performer to win the contest twice, after Johnny Logan; it was also the seventh win for Sweden, tying Ireland’s record for the most victories in the contest.

The EBU reported that the contest had a television audience of 162 million viewers in 38 European markets, an increase of a million viewers from the previous edition. A total of 15.6 million viewers watched the contest online on YouTube and TikTok.

Liverpool Arena, host venue of the 2023 contest.

St George’s Hall, host venue for the allocation draw and the opening ceremony of the 2023 contest

1.Location. The 2023 contest was held in Liverpool, United Kingdom. It was the ninth time that the United Kingdom hosted the contest, having previously done so for winning the previous year in 1968, 1977, 1982, and 1998, and in place of the previous year’s winning country in 1960, 1963, 1972, and 1974. The selected venue was the 11,000-seat Liverpool Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the ACC Liverpool complex. The “Turquoise Carpet” event, where the contestants and their delegations were presented before accredited press and fans, took place outside the Walker Art Gallery on 7 May 2023, followed by the Opening Ceremony at St George’s Hall.

In conjunction with the contest, Liverpool held a cultural festival called “EuroFest”, which featured collaborations between British and Ukrainian artists. The Pier Head was the location of the Eurovision Village, where a stage hosted performances by Ukrainian artists, local artists, current and previous Eurovision entrants, and other groups. It also held screenings of the three live shows. Entry to the Village was free of charge except during the final. The EuroClub, which took place at Camp and Furnace, hosted the official after-parties and private performances by contest participants.

1.1.Host country selection: The 2022 contest was won by Ukraine with the song “Stefania” by Kalush Orchestra, which, according to Eurovision tradition, made Ukraine the presumptive host of the 2023 contest. The country had hosted the contest twice before, in 2005 and 2017, both times in Kyiv. Between May and June 2022, the Ukrainian government and UA:PBC, the nation’s public broadcaster, discussed hosting the contest with the EBU. The chairman of UA:PBC, Mykola Chernotytskyi, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and other Ukrainian politicians expressed their willingness to host the event, and an organising committee was formed.

Despite this, the EBU announced on 17 June 2022 that the Russian invasion of Ukraine meant that UA:PBC could not give the security and operations guarantees required to host the contest, and that the event could therefore not be held in Ukraine. The EBU then entered discussions with the BBC, the 2022 runner-up, and on 25 July announced that the 2023 contest would be hosted in the United Kingdom. It was the first time since 1980 that the contest was not hosted by the previous year’s winning country.

The decision not to host in Ukraine was initially met with disappointment. UA:PBC published a statement in which Chernotytskyi requested further talks with the EBU, and Oleh Psiuk of Kalush Orchestra published an open letter criticising the decision, co-signed by Ukraine’s previous Eurovision winners, Ruslana and Jamala, as well as Ukraine’s minister of culture Oleksandr Tkachenko. This stance was supported by Boris Johnson, who was the British prime minister at the time, Nadine Dorries, who was the British culture secretary at the time, the Polish broadcaster Telewizja Polska, and Poland’s deputy prime minister and minister of culture Piotr Gliński. The announcement on 25 July that the BBC would host the contest was supported by UA:PBC.

1.2. Host city bidding phase: The host city bidding process ran from 25 July to 7 October 2022, with candidates judged against a set of criteria to demonstrate that they could host an event on the scale of the Eurovision Song Contest. During the first stage of the process, the BBC received expressions of interest from 20 UK cities and towns, seven of which were longlisted on 12 August 2022: Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, and Sheffield. These cities had until 8 September to develop their bids in detail for evaluation by the BBC, which also conducted visits to the cities throughout the month. On 27 September, Glasgow and Liverpool were announced to have made the shortlist, and on 7 October, the EBU and the BBC announced Liverpool as the host city

Location of shortlisted cities (Turin Host venue (in blue), Glasgow finalist city (in yellow), Manchester shortlisted cities (in green), London other bidding citties (in red) and Wolverhampton cities tand towns that expressed interest but ultimately did not bid (in grey).

City/town Venue Notes
LondonAberdeen P&J Live (The Event Complex Aberdeen)
LondonBelfast Odyssey Arena
ManchesterBirmingham Resorts World Arena Supported by Birmingham City Council 15.685
WolverhamptonBrighton Withdrew its proposal on 11 August 2022, citing lack of required infrastructure and venue
LondonBristol Bristol Arena (YTL Arena Bristol)
WolverhamptonCardiff Millennium Stadium (Principality Stadium) Withdrew its proposal on 3 August 2022, citing unavailability of the proposed venue
LondonDarlington The Darlington Arena Proposal was dependent on the construction of a roof to cover the arena; supported by Darlington Borough Council and Tees Valley Combined Authority
WolverhamptonDerry Withdrew its proposal on 8 August 2022, citing lack of a suitable venue and supporting accommodation infrastructure
LondonEdinburgh Supported by Edinburgh City Council.
GlasgowGlasgow The Hydro Supported by Glasgow City Council 13.000
ManchesterLeeds Leed Arena (First Direct Arena) Supported by Leeds City Council. 13.781
LiverpoolLiverpool Liverpool Arena (M&S Bank Arena) Supported by Liverpool City Council 11.000
LondonLondon London met the criteria but was not shortlisted, as the BBC and the British government aimed to “move events and opportunities outside the capital”.
ManchesterManchester Manchester Arena (AO Arena) Supported by Manchester City Council. 21.000
ManchesterNewcastle Newcastle Arena (Utilita Arena Newcastle) Supported by Newcastle City Council. 11.000
WolverhamptonNottingham Nottingham Arena (Motorpoint Arena Nottingham= Withdrew its proposal on 9 August 2022, citing the proposed venue’s incapability to meet EBU requirements
ManchesterSheffield Sheffield Arena (Utilita Arena Sheffield) Supported by Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority 13.600
WolverhamptonSunderland Stadium of Light Withdrew its proposal on 10 August 2022, citing unavailability of the proposed venue


2.1.Participating countries: Semi-finals / Final. Eligibility for potential participation in the Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active EBU membership capable of receiving the contest via the Eurovision network and broadcasting it live nationwide. The EBU issued an invitation to participate in the contest to all active members. Associate member Australia did not need an invitation for the 2023 contest, as it had previously been granted permission to participate until at least this year.

On 20 October 2022, the EBU announced that 37 countries would participate in the 2023 contest – the lowest number of participating countries in a single edition since 2014 – with Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia, which had participated in the 2022 contest, opting not to participate in 2023 for financial reasons. This was also the first contest where the Czech Republic participated under its shortened English name of Czechia.

Participants of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
Country – Broadcaster Artist (s) song – translate Language Songwriter(s) National Selection
🇦🇱 Albania
Albina & Familja Kelmendi (Albina dhe Familja Kelmendi) Duje” (Love It) Albanian[a] Enis Mullaj, Eriona Rushiti

Festivali i Këngës 2022 (Festivali i 61-rë i Këngës në RTSH), 23-12-2022

🇦🇲 Armenia ARMTV Brunette (Էլեն Երեմյանը / Elen Yeremyan) Future Lover” (Ապագա Սիրահար) English, Armenian Brunette Internal Selection 2023, Artist: 01-02-2023; Song: 15-03-2023 ​
🇦🇺 Australia SBS Voyager Promise English Alex Canion, Ashley Doodkorte, Simone Dow, Daniel Estrin, Scott Kay

Internal Selection 2023,21-02-2023 ​

🇦🇹 Austria
Teya and Salena (TEYA and Salena) Who the hell is Edgar?” (Wer zur Hölle ist Edgar?) English[b] Selina-Maria Edbauer, Ronald Janeček, Pele Loriano, Teodora Špirić

Internal Selection 2023, Artist: 31-01-2023; Song: 08-03-2023 ​​

🇦🇿 Azerbaijan İTV TuralTuranX (Tural Bağmanov, Turan Bağmanov) Tell me more English Nihad Aliyev, Tural Baghmanov, Turan Baghmanov, Tunar Taghiyev

Internal Selection 2023, Artist: 09-03-2023; Song: ??-03-2023 ​

🇧🇪 Belgium
Gustaph (GVSTΛPH) Because of you English Jaouad Alloul, Gustaph

Eurosong 2023,14-03-2023 ​

🇭🇷 Croatia HRT Let 3 Mama ŠČ! (Mama NO!) Croatian Damir Martinović Mrle, Zoran Prodanović

DORA 2023. (Hrvatski izbor za pjesmu Eurovizije), 11-02-2023 ​

🇨🇾 Cyprus CyBC Andrew Lambrou (Άντριου Λάμπρου) Break a broken heart English Jimmy Jansson, Thomas Stengaard, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Marcus Winther-John

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023, 11-02-2023​

🇨🇿 Czechia (Czech Republic) ČT VESNA My sister’s crown” (Koruna mé sestry) English, Ukrainian, Czech, Bulgarian Adam Albrecht, Michal Jiráň, Patricie Kaňok, Šimon Martínek, Kateryna Vatchenko, Tanita Yankova

Eurovision Song CZ 2023,07-02-2023 ​

🇩🇰 Denmark
Reiley Breaking my heart” (Knuser mit hjerte) English Bård Bonsaksen, Sivert Hjeltnes Hagtvet, Rani Petersen, Hilda Stenmalm

Internal Selection 2023, Artist: 17-10-2022; Song: 02-03-2023 ​

🇪🇪 Estonia
Alika Bridges English Wouter Hardy, Alika Milova, Nina Sampermans

Eesti Laul 2023, 11-02-2023 ​

🇫🇮 Finland Yle Käärijä Cha cha cha Finnish Johannes Naukkarinen, Aleksi Nurmi, Jere Pöyhönen

Uuden Musikiin Kilpailu 2023, 25-02-2023​

🇫🇷 France
La Zarra Évidemment” (Evidently) French Banx & Ranx, Benny Adam, La Zarra

Internal Selection 2023, ​Artist: 12-01-2023; Song: 19-02-2023

🇬🇪 Georgia
IRU (Iru Khechanovi, ირუ ხეჩანოვი) Echo English Beni Kadagidze, Iru Khechanovi, George Kukhianidze

Artist: The Voice Georgia 2023 (The Voice საქართველო – Season 5) The Voice Georgia), 02-02-2023; Song: Internal Selection 2023,??-03-2023 ​

🇩🇪 Germany NDR[c] Lord of the Lost Blood & glitter” (Blut und Glitzer) English Anthony J. Brown, Chris Harms, Rupert Keplinger, Pi Stoffers

Unser Lied für Liverpool 2023,03-03-2023 ​

🇬🇷 Greece
Victor Vernicos (Victor βενιαμίν) What they say English Victor Vernicos Jørgensen Internal Selection 2023: Artist: 30-01-2023; Song: 12-03-2023 ​ ​
🇮🇸 Iceland RÚV Diljá (Diljá Pétursdóttir) Power” (Lifandi inni í mér) English Diljá Pétursdóttir, Pálmi Ragnar Ásgeirsson

Söngvakeppnin 2023, 04-03-2023 ​

🇮🇪 Ireland
Wild Youth We are one English Jörgen Elofsson, Conor O’Donohoe, Edward Porter

Eurosong 2023: The Late Late Show Special,03-02-2023 ​

🇮🇱 Israel IPBC Noa Kirel (נועה קירל) Unicorn” (יוניקורן) English[d] Noa Kirel, Doron Medalie, May Sfadia, Yinon Yahel

Internal Selection 2023: Artist: 10-08-2022; Song: 08-03-2023 ​

🇮🇹 Italy RAI Marco Mengoni Due vite” (Two lives) Italian Marco Mengoni, Davide Petrella, Davide Simonetta

Festival di San Remo 2023 (73º Festival della canzone italiana), 11-02-2023​

🇱🇻 Latvia
Sudden Lights Aijā” (Hushaby / Shush) English[e] Kārlis Matīss Zitmanis, Mārtiņš Matīss Zemītis, Andrejs Reinis Zitmanis, Kārlis Vārtiņš

Supernova 2023,11-02-2023 ​

🇱🇹 Lithuania
Monika Linkytė Stay” (Pasilik) English[f] Krists Indrišonoks, Monika Linkytė

Pabandom Iš Naujo 2023, 18-02-2023

🇲🇹 Malta
The Busker Dance (Our own party) English Matthew James Borg, Jean Paul Borg, Micheal Joe Cini, Sean Meachen, David Meilak

Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023, 11-02-2023 ​

🇲🇩 Moldavia TRM Pasha Parfeni Soarele și luna” (The sun and the moon) Romanian Pasha Parfeni, Yuliana Parfeni, Cătălin Temciuc, Andrei Vulpe

Etapa Națională 2023, 04-03-2023

🇳🇱 The Netherlands
Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper (Mia Nicolaï en Dion Cooper) Burning daylight English Dion Cuiper, Jordan Garfield, Loek van der Grinten, Duncan de Moor, Mia Nicolai

Internal Selection 2023: Artist: 01-11-2022; Song: 01-03-2023 ​ ​

🇳🇴 Norway
Alessandra (Alessandra Mele) Queen of kings” (Dronningen av konger) English[g] Linda Dale, Stanley Ferdinandez, Alessandra Mele, Henning Olerud

Melodi Grand Prix 2023, 04-02-2023​

🇵🇱 Poland TVP Blanka Solo English Maria Broberg, Marcin Górecki, Maciej Puchalski, Bartłomiej Rzeczycki, Blanka Stajkow, Julia Sundberg, Mikołaj Trybulec

Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hit na Eurowizję 2023, 26-02-2023 ​

🇵🇹 Portugal RTP Mimicat Ai coração” (Oh heart) Portuguese Marisa Mena, Luís Pereira

Festival da Canção 2023 (55º Festival RTP da Canção), 11-03-2023 ​

🇷🇴 Romania
Theodor Andrei D.G.T. (Off and on)” (Fingers) Romanian, English Theodor-Octavian Andrei, Luca De Mezzo, Mikail Jahed, Luca Ştefan Udăţeanu

Selecția Națională 2023,11-02-2023 ​

🇸🇲 San Marino SMRTV Piqued Jacks Like an animal English Francesco Bini, Andrea Lazzeretti, Tommaso Oliveri, Marco Sgaramella

Una Voce per San Marino 2023, 25-02-2023​

🇷🇸 Serbia RTS Luke Black Samo mi se spava” (Само ми се спава, I just want to sleep) Serbian, English Luke Black Pesma za Evroviziju ’23, 04-03-2023​
🇸🇮 Slovenia
Joker Out Carpe diem” (Seize the Day)  Slovene Bojan Cvjetićanin, Kris Guštin, Nace Jordan, Jure Maček, Jan Peteh

Internal Selection 2023: Artist: 08-12-2022; Song: EMA 2023 (Evrovizijska Melodija 2023), 04-02-2023 ​​

🇪🇸 Spain
Blanca Paloma Eaea Spanish Blanca Paloma, José Pablo Polo, Álvaro Tato

Benidorm Fest 2023, 04-02-2023

🇸🇪 Sweden
Loreen Tattoo English Peter Boström, Moa “Cazzi Opeia” Carlebecker, Thomas G:son, Jimmy Jansson, Loreen, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt

Melodifestivalen 2023, 11-03-2023​

🇨🇭 Switzerland
Remo Forrer Watergun” (Wasserpistole) English Ashley Hicklin, Argyle Singh, Mikołaj Trybulec

Internal Selection 2023: Artist: 20-02-2023; Song: 07-03-2023​

🇺🇦 Ukraine
Tvorchi (TVORCHI, творчі) Heart of steel” «Серце зі сталі» / «Сталеве серце» English, Ukrainian Andrii Hutsuliak, Jimoh Augustus Kehinde

Vidbir 2023, 17-12-2022​

🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Mae Muller I wrote a song English Mae Muller, Karen Poole, Lewis Thompson Internal Selection, 09-03-2023 ​

2.2.All the national selections for Eurovision Song Contest 2023: 

• National Selections in 2023:

🇦🇱 Albania Festivali i Këngës 2022 (Festivali i 61-rë i Këngës në RTSH) Albina & Familja Kelmendi – “Duje
🇧🇪 Belgium Eurosong 2023 Gustaph – “Because of You”
🇭🇷 Croatia DORA 2023. (Hrvatski izbor za pjesmu Eurovizije) Let 3 – “Mama ŠČ!
🇨🇿 Czechia ESCZ 2023 Vesna – “My Sister’s Crown”
🇩🇰 Denmark Melodi Grand Prix 2023 Reiley – “Breaking My Heart”
🇪🇪 Estonia Eesti Laul 2023 Alika – “Bridges”
🇫🇮 Finland Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2023 Käärijä – “Cha Cha Cha”
🇬🇪 Georgia The Voice Georgia 2023 (The Voice საქართველო – Season 5) (artist selection)  Iru Khechanovi – “Echo”
🇩🇪 Germany Unser Lied für Liverpool Lord Of The Lost – “Blood & Glitter”
🇮🇸 Iceland Söngvakeppnin 2023 Diljá – “Power” (Lifandi inni í mér)
🇮🇪 Ireland Eurosong 2023: The Late late Show special Wild Youth – “We Are One”
🇮🇹 Italy Festival di San Remo 2023 (73º Festival della canzone italiana) Marco Mengoni – “Due vite”
🇱🇻 Latvia Supernova 2023 Sudden Lights – “Aijā
🇱🇹 Lithuania Pabandom iš naujo 2023 Monika Linkytė – “Stay”
🇲🇹 Malta Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023 – MESC The Busker – “Dance (Our Own Party)”
🇲🇩 Moldova Etapa Națională 2023 Pasha Parfeny – “Soarele și luna
🇳🇴 Norway Melodi Grand Prix 2023 Alessandra – “Queen of Kings”
🇵🇱 Poland Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hit na Eurowizję 2023 Blanka – “Solo”
🇵🇹 Portugal Festival da Canção 2023 (55º Festival RTP da Canção) Mimicat – “Ai coração”
🇷🇴 Romania Selecția Națională 2023 Theodor Andrei – “D.G.T. (Off and On)”
🇸🇲 San Marino Una Voce per San Marino Piqued Jacks – “Like an Animal”
🇷🇸 Serbia Pesma za Evroviziju ’23 (Песма за Евровизију ’23) Luke Black – “Samo mi se spava(Само ми се спава) 
🇪🇸 Spain Benidorm Fest 2023 Blanca Paloma – “Eaea”
🇸🇪 Sweden Melodifestivalen 2023 Loreen – “Tattoo”
🇺🇦 Ukraine Vidbir 2023 (відбір 2023) Tvorchi – “Heart of Steel”

• Internal Selections in 2023

🇦🇲 Armenia Brunette – “Future Lover”
🇦🇺 Australia Voyager – “Promise”
🇦🇹 Austria Teya & Salena – “Who the Hell Is Edgar?”
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan TuralTuranX – “Tell Me More”
🇨🇾 Cyprus Andrew Lambrou – “Break a Broken Heart”
🇫🇷 France La Zarra – “Évidemment
🇬🇷 Greece Victor Vernicos – “What They Say”
🇮🇱 Israel Noa Kirel – “Unicorn”
🇳🇱 The Netherlands Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper – “Burning Daylight”
🇸🇮 Slovenia Joker Out – “Carpe Diem
🇨🇭 Switzerland Remo Forrer – “Watergun”
🇬🇧 United Kindom Mae Muller – “I Wrote a Song”


3.Returning artists. The contest featured four representatives who previously performed as lead vocalists for the same country. Two of them competed in 2012: Loreen won that year’s contest representing Sweden, while Pasha Parfeni represented Moldova that year and later provided backing vocals for Aliona Moon in 2013. Also returning as lead artists were Marco Mengoni, who represented Italy in 2013, and Monika Linkytė, who represented Lithuania in 2015 alongside Vaidas Baumila. In addition, Belgium’s Gustaph previously provided backing vocals for Sennek in 2018 and Hooverphonic in 2021, and Georgia’s Iru won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 as a member of Candy.

4.Other countries. Several EBU member broadcasters made statements confirming non-participation prior to the publication of the official 2023 participants list. The management board of Bulgarian broadcaster BNT, at a meeting on 7 September 2022, decided not to participate in the 2023 contest, citing an expected increase in participation fees; this was later publicly confirmed in several Bulgarian news outlets on 19 October. The Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG and the Macedonian broadcaster MRT also publicly confirmed on 13 and 14 October 2022 respectively that they would not participate in the contest, citing financial contraints. Both RTCG and MRT however confirmed their intentions to broadcast the 2023 contest. Active EBU member broadcasters in Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Luxembourg and Slovakia also confirmed non-participation prior to the announcement of the participants list by the EBU.

A potential return for Monaco to the contest in 2023 – in what would have been its first participation since 2006 – was first discussed in November 2021, when it was reported that part of the Monégasque state budget had been reserved for participation in the 2023 contest. However, these plans was curtailed due to the delay in the launch of a new Monégasque public television channel, TVMonaco, which is now planned to commence broadcast from September 2023 instead of the initially outlined period of late 2022. Monaco Media Diffusion, the current EBU member broadcaster for Monaco, subsequently confirmed on 5 September 2022 that the country would not participate in the 2023 event.

Discussions were also reported between the EBU and Kazakh broadcaster Khabar Agency, an associate member of the EBU, which would have led to Kazakhstan being invited to participate in the contest for the first time. Kazakhstan has participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since 2018, with television producer Zhan Mukanov stating that “there is every chance [for Kazakhstan] to enter the adult Eurovision next year” and that the country’s participation in the 2022 Junior contest would have a “significant impact” on its chances of debuting in the adult event. The country, however, did not appear on the final list of participants.

5.Production. The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 was produced by the British national broadcaster British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The Ukrainian public broadcaster UA:PBC worked with the BBC to develop and implement Ukrainian elements for the live shows, including theme artwork, background music, selection of presenters, and opening and interval acts. The three shows were produced by BBC Studios Entertainment Productions and BBC Studios Music Productions, part of the BBC’s commercial subsidiary BBC Studios.

The senior production team consisted of Martin Green as managing director, Rachel Ashdown as lead commissioner, Andrew Cartmell as executive producer, Lee Smithurst as head of show, Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen as head of contest, and James O’Brien as executive in charge of production. Additional production personnel included multi-camera directors Nikki Parsons, Richard Valentine and Ollie Bartlett, lead creative director Dan Shipton, music director Kojo Samuel, stage designer Julio Himede, head of sound Robert Edwards, and lighting designer Tim Routledge. The Ukrainian consultation team is led by Oksana Skybinska, Tetiana Semenova, and Herman Nenov. Background music for the shows was composed by Mykhailo Nekrasov.

The budget was contributed to by Liverpool City Council and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (£2 million each), the British government (£10 million), and the BBC (£8 million to £17 million). The full costs are expected to be published at a later date.

5.1.Visual design. 7 October 2022, along with the host city announcement, the EBU revealed the generic logo for the 2023 contest. The Eurovision heart, which typically has the flag of the host country placed in its centre, contains the Ukrainian flag for this year to reflect the country’s win the previous year. The ‘Song Contest’ text is accompanied below by ‘United Kingdom’ and further down by ‘Liverpool 2023’.

The theme art and slogan for the contest, “United by Music”, was unveiled on 31 January 2023. Designed by London-based brand consultancy Superunion and Ukrainian production company Starlight Media, the artwork was built around a string of two-dimensional hearts resembling an electrocardiogram, representing response to rhythm and sound, while the colours were inspired by those of the Ukrainian and British flags. The typeface, Penny Lane, was inspired by 20th-century Liverpool street signs and the city’s musical heritage.

5.2.Stage design. The stage design for the 2023 contest was revealed on 2 February 2023. Designed by New York-based set designer Julio Himede, the design was based on “the principles of togetherness, celebration and community”, taking inspiration from a wide hug and the “cultural aspects and similarities between Ukraine, the UK and specifically Liverpool”. The stage is 450 square metres, with 220 square metres of independently rotating LED screens, over 700 LED floor tiles and more than 1500 metres of LED lights. King Charles III and Queen Camilla (whose coronations were held the week before the contest) inaugurated the stage on 26 April, during an official visit to Liverpool.

5.3.Postcards. The “postcards” were 40-second video introductions shown on television whilst the stage is being prepared for the next entry. Filmed between February and April 2023 and directed by Tom Cook, with Carlo Massarella and Jane McGoldrick serving as executive producers, the postcards were based on the “United by Music” theme of the contest. Making use of 360° drone technology, each postcard began in a selected location in Ukraine, then one in the United Kingdom, before moving to the artist’s country of origin, where the artist took part in an activity of their choice. The three locations appearing in each postcard were connected by a singular theme. Each postcard was bookended with the “little planet effect”, which symbolised the interconnections between people. The postcards were produced by London-based production company Windfall Films and Ukrainian production company 23/32, with background music composed by Dmytro Shurov. The following locations were used for each participating country:

Postcard locations
Country Theme Locations
In Ukraine In the United Kingdom In the participating country
 Albania City parks Sofiyivka Park, Uman Sefton Park, Liverpool Grand Park of Tirana
 Armenia Botanical gardens Botanical garden, Lviv University Eden Project, Cornwall Yerevan Botanical Garden
 Australia Bridges Glass Bridge, Kyiv Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Matagarup Bridge, Perth
 Austria City halls Lviv Town Hall Sheffield Town Hall Vienna City Hall
 Azerbaijan City squares Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kyiv Centenary Square, Birmingham Baku Boulevard
 Belgium Monuments Independence Monument, Kyiv Angel of the North, Gateshead Atomium, Brussels
 Croatia Ports Kyiv River Port Whitby Harbour, North Yorkshire Port of Rijeka
 Cyprus Beaches Kyiv Sea beach Brighton Beach, East Sussex Akti Olympion Beach, Limassol
 Czechia Mazes Green Maze, Zhytomyr Peace Maze, Castlewellan Yew Maze, Loučeň Castle
 Denmark Opera houses Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Copenhagen Opera House
 Estonia Towers Vinnytsia water tower Blackpool Tower, Lancashire Tallinn TV Tower
 Finland Ferris wheels Podil ferris wheel, Kyiv Wheel of Liverpool SkyWheel Helsinki
 France Palaces Potocki Palace, Lviv Hopetoun House, West Lothian Palace of Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne
 Georgia Old towns Old Town, Lviv Port Sunlight, Merseyside Old Town, Tbilisi
 Germany Canals Rusanivka, Kyiv Bridgewater Canal, Greater Manchester Keerwiederfleet Canal, Hamburg
 Greece Ruins Tarakaniv Fort, Rivne Oblast region Dunluce Castle, County Antrim Temple of Poseidon, Sounion
 Iceland Waterfalls Maniava waterfall, Gorgany Pistyll Rhaeadr, Powys Kvernufoss [it], Skógar region
 Ireland Mountain roads Mountain road in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast region Military Road, Isle of Wight Sally Gap, County Wicklow
 Israel Rock formations Urytski rocks in the Skole Beskids mountain range Stonehenge, Wiltshire Masada, Judaean Desert
 Italy Velodromes Kyiv Velodrome Pump Track Wales, Rhayader Circus Maximus, Rome
 Latvia Beach campsites Ecospace pods, Kyiv Sea Beach huts at Boscombe beach, Bournemouth Melnsils, Talsi Municipality
 Lithuania Fortresses Khotyn Fortress, Chernivtsi Oblast Eilean Donan, Scottish Highlands Trakai Island Castle
 Malta Buses Lviv autobus London red double-decker bus Vintage bus in Mellieħa
 Moldova Forests Skole Beskids Forest, Lviv Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire Orhei National Park, Trebujeni
 Netherlands Colourful architecture Comfort Town, Kyiv Portmeirion, Gwynedd Zaandam, North Holland
 Norway Libraries Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine Liverpool Central Library Oslo Public Library
 Poland Universities Chernivtsi University Trinity College, Cambridge Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
 Portugal Churches St Sophia Cathedral, Kyiv Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire Church of Santa Engrácia, Lisbon
 Romania Statues Taras Shevchenko statue, Lviv The Beatles statue, Liverpool A Carriage with Clowns sculpture, Bucharest
 San Marino Castles Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle, Khmelnytskyi Oblast Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex Guaita, Monte Titano
 Serbia Art galleries Park3020, Lviv region Tate Liverpool Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade
 Slovenia Rooftops Tetris Hall rooftop, Kyiv Goodness Gracious Roof Bar, Liverpool Radio Slovenija rooftop, Ljubljana
 Spain Theatres Amphitheater, Uzhhorod Minack Theatre, Cornwall Roman Theatre, Sagunto
 Sweden Islands Anti-Circe Island, Uman St Catherine’s Island, Tenby Enholmen [sv], Gotland
 Switzerland Lakes Lake Buchak, Cherkasy Oblast Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands Lake Zurich
 Ukraine Street murals Street murals in Kyiv Street murals in Belfast Art-Zavod Platforma, Kyiv
 United Kingdom Rivers Dnieper, Kyiv River Mersey, Liverpool River Thames, London

5.4.Vocal rules. For the third year in a row, delegations had the option to use pre-recorded backing vocals, though each delegation could still use live backing singers—whether on or off stage—or a combination of live and recorded backing vocals. However, all lead vocals and lead dubs performing the melody of the song must still be live. The contest’s executive supervisor Martin Österdahl later stated that the use of pre-recorded backing vocals would continue to be permitted for the foreseeable future.

Julia Sanina, Graham Norton, Hannah Waddingham and Alesha Dixon, presenters of the 2023 contest

5.5.Presenters. British singer Alesha Dixon, British actress Hannah Waddingham, and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina were announced as the presenters for the 2023 contest on 22 February 2023, and they hosted all three shows of the event; Irish television presenter Graham Norton joined them for the final. Norton has served as the BBC’s commentator for the contest since 2009, and had previously co-hosted both editions of the Eurovision Dance Contest in 2007 and 2008, as well as Eurovision Song Contest’s Greatest Hits in 2015.

The “Turquoise Carpet” and Opening Ceremony events were hosted by Timur Miroshnychenko (who had co-hosted the 2017 contest) and Sam Quek, with Richie Anderson providing off-screen commentary. Miroshnychenko also moderated the contest’s press conferences, along with Jermaine Foster and Mariia Vynogradova.


6.1.Voting system and contest structure. On 22 November 2022, the EBU announced changes to the voting system for the 2023 contest. The results of the semi-finals would be determined solely by televoting, as was the case between 2004 and 2007,[h] while the results of the final would be determined by a combination of national juries and televoting, as has been the case since the 2009 final. In the event that a country cannot deliver a televoting result in a semi-final, a backup jury result would be used instead. In the final, in the event that a country cannot deliver a televoting result, an aggregated result calculated on the basis of countries with similar voting patterns would be used. If a country’s jury is disqualified, the televoting points from that country would be doubled and used as a substitute for that country’s jury points in the final. The procedure of using calculated points would remain as a last resort in the event that a country cannot deliver a valid jury or televoting result. Viewers from non-participating countries would also be able to vote in all shows, with their votes being aggregated and presented as one individual set of points under “Rest of the World”. Those viewers would be able to cast votes via an online platform, which requires ownership of a credit or debit card for verification.

On 8 May 2023, a change to the semi-final qualifiers announcement format was revealed, where the acts would be on stage to anticipate the announcement of the finalists instead of sitting in the green room, similar to The X Factor. This format was trialled during the dress rehearsal of the first semi-final, before being dropped on the same day due to negative responses.

  R – Participating countries in the first semi-final
  P – Pre-qualified for the final but also voting in the first semi-final
  B – Participating countries in the second semi-final
  LB – Pre-qualified for the final but also voting in the second semi-final

6.2.Semi-final allocation draw. The draw to determine the participating countries’ semi-finals took place on 31 January 2023 at 19:00 GMT (20:00 CET), at St George’s Hall. The thirty-one semi-finalists were divided over five pots, based on historical voting patterns as calculated by the contest’s official televoting partner Digame. The purpose of drawing from different pots was to reduce the chance of “bloc voting” and to increase suspense in the semi-finals. The draw also determined which semi-final each of the six automatic qualifiers – the previous year’s winning country Ukraine and “Big Five” countries France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom – would broadcast and vote in. The ceremony was hosted by AJ Odudu and Rylan, and included the passing of the host city insignia from Stefano Lo Russo, the mayor of previous host city Turin, to Joanne Anderson, the mayor of Liverpool. London-based production company ModestTV was commissioned to produce the broadcast of the ceremony.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5
  • 🇦🇱 Albania
  • 🇦🇹 Austria
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia
  • 🇸🇮 Slovenia
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland
  • 🇦🇺 Australia
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia
  • 🇫🇮 Finland
  • 🇮🇸 Iceland
  • 🇳🇴 Norway
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden
  • 🇦🇲 Armenia
  • 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia
  • 🇮🇱 Israel
  • 🇱🇻 Latvia
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus
  • 🇬🇷 Greece
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland
  • 🇲🇹 Malta
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal
  • 🇸🇲 San Marino
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium
  • 🇨🇿 Czechia
  • 🇲🇩 Moldova
  • 🇳🇱 The Netherlands
  • 🇵🇱 Poland
  • 🇷🇴 Romania

ONE WORLD, UNITED BY MUSIC. This year’s postcards use trail-blazing 360-degree drone technology to take viewers on a striking journey across the globe. They showcase the participating countries and their musicians – in a way that’s never been seen before.

Each postcard features three countries: Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the artist’s home nation. All three locations are carefully chosen to reflect a single connecting theme.

The postcards use an innovative 360-degree camera technique to fly and flip seamlessly between each location. Each short film is bookended with the pioneering ‘small world’ technique that transforms a super-wide panoramic view into a tiny planet which the camera can fly into and out of. These techniques offer a brand new way to visualise the connections between people and places.

The opening section of every postcard features locations and scenes shot in Ukraine, the winning country from the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The footage reflects a range of locations, from the rugged peaks of the Carpathian Mountains to the urban modernity of Kyiv.

We then transition to this year’s host country – the United Kingdom, hosting on behalf of Ukraine. Locations include areas in and around Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, highlighting the connections between Ukrainians and Brits.

The final – and longest – part of the postcard is anchored in the artist’s home nation. This is where we are introduced to the artist themselves, with the artist giving the audience a flavour of their personality.

These postcards reflect this year’s Eurovision slogan: United by Music.

7.Contest overview.

7.1.Semi-final 1. The  first semi-final took place on 9 May 2023 at 20:00 BST (21:00 CEST). Fifteen countries participated in this semi-final, with the running order published on 22 March 2023. Finland won the most points, followed by Sweden, Israel, Czechia, Moldova, Norway, Switzerland, Croatia, Portugal, and Serbia. The countries that failed to reach the final were Latvia, Ireland, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan, and Malta. All the countries competing in this semi-final were eligible to vote, plus France, Germany and Italy, as well as non-participating countries under an aggregated “Rest of the World” vote.

This semi-final was opened by a dance sketch set to “Together in Electric Dreams”, preceded by a pre-recorded segment featuring Paul Hollywood, King Charles III, Queen Camilla, Sister Sister, Ricky Tomlinson, and Paul O’Grady in a posthumous appearance. This was followed by co-presenter Julia Sanina performing “Mayak” with her husband and fellow The Hardkiss member Valeriy Bebko. The interval acts included Alyosha performing “Ordinary World” with Rebecca Ferguson, and Rita Ora performing a medley of “Ritual”, “Anywhere”, “I Will Never Let You Down” and “Praising You”. The French, German, and Italian artists were then interviewed, and clips of their competing songs were played.

Results of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
R/O Country Artist Song Points Place
1  Norway Alessandra “Queen of Kings” 102 06
2  Malta The Busker “Dance (Our Own Party)” 003 15
3  Serbia Luke Black Samo mi se spava 037 10
4  Latvia Sudden Lights Aijā 034 11
5  Portugal Mimicat Ai coração 074 09
6  Ireland Wild Youth “We Are One” 010 12
7  Croatia Let 3 Mama ŠČ! 076 08
8  Switzerland Remo Forrer “Watergun” 097 07
9  Israel Noa Kirel “Unicorn” 127 03
10  Moldova Pasha Parfeni Soarele și luna 109 05
11  Sweden Loreen “Tattoo” 135 02
12  Azerbaijan TuralTuranX “Tell Me More” 004 14
13  Czechia Vesna “My Sister’s Crown” 110 04
14 The Netherlands Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper “Burning Daylight” 007 13
15  Finland Käärijä “Cha Cha Cha” 177 01

7.2.Semi-final 2. The second semi-final took place on 11 May 2023 at 20:00 BST (21:00 CEST). Sixteen countries participated in this semi-final, with the running order published on 22 March 2023. Australia won the most points, followed by Austria, Poland, Lithuania, Slovenia, Armenia, Cyprus, Belgium, Albania, and Estonia. The countries that failed to reach the final were Iceland, Georgia, Greece, Denmark, Romania, and San Marino. All the countries competing in this semi-final were eligible to vote, plus Spain, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, as well as non-participating countries under an aggregated “Rest of the World” vote.

This semi-final featured a pre-recorded spoken word piece on the history of the contest by actor Luke Evans during a break between the competing performances, while the interval acts included “Music Unites Generations”, a medley of well-known Ukrainian musical works performed by Mariya Yaremchuk, Otoy and Zlata Dziunka, and a dance sketch choreographed by Jason Gilkison and performed by three drag performers, Miss Demeanour, Miss Mercedes Bends, and Tomara Thomas, along with the Podilya dance ensemble. The sketch, titled “Be Who You Wanna Be”, was set to a medley of “Free Yourself”, “Free Your Mind”, “Free” and the 2018 Australian entry “We Got Love”. The British, Spanish and Ukrainian artists were then interviewed, and clips of their competing songs were played.

Results of the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
R/O Country Artist Song Points Place
1  Denmark Reiley Breaking My Heart 006 14
2  Armenia Brunette Future Lover 099 06
3  Romania Theodor Andrei D.G.T. (Off and On) 000 15
4  Estonia Alika Bridges 074 10
5  Belgium Gustaph Because of You 090 08
6  Cyprus Andrew Lambrou Break a Broken Heart 094 07
7  Iceland Diljá Power 044 11
8  Greece Victor Vernicos What They Say 014 13
9  Poland Blanka Solo 124 03
10  Slovenia Joker Out Carpe Diem 103 05
11  Georgia Iru Echo 033 12
12  San Marino Piqued Jacks Like an Animal 000 16
13  Austria Teya and Salena Who the Hell Is Edgar? 137 02
14  Albania Albina and Familja Kelmendi Duje 083 09
15  Lithuania Monika Linkytė Stay 110 04
16  Australia Voyager Promise 149 01

7.3.Final. The final took place on 13 May 2023 at 20:00 BST (21:00 CEST). Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with the jury and televote of all thirty-seven participating countries, as well as non-participating countries under an aggregated “Rest of the World” online vote, eligible to vote. The running order for the final was published on 12 May 2023. Sweden won with 583 points with the song “Tattoo” composed and written by Jimmy Jansson, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Loreen, Moa “Cazzi Opeia” Carlebecker, Peter Boström and Thomas G:son and performed by Loreen. Sweden also won the jury vote. Finland came second with 526 points and won the televote, with Israel, Italy, Norway, Ukraine, Belgium, Estonia, Australia and Czechia completing the top ten. Albania, Portugal, Serbia, the United Kingdom, and Germany occupied the bottom five positions.

The final was opened by Kalush Orchestra performing their winning song “Stefania” and their latest single “Changes”. Among those who appeared in the pre-recorded portion of the opening were Bolt Strings, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joss Stone, Ballet Black, Ms Banks, and Catherine, Princess of Wales. This was followed by the flag parade, introducing all twenty-six finalists, accompanied by four former Ukrainian Eurovision entrants performing new spins on their competing songs mixed with British classics: Go_A with “Shum“, Jamala with her winning song “1944”, Tina Karol with “Show Me Your Love”, and Verka Serduchka with “Dancing Lasha Tumbai”. The interval acts included Sam Ryder performing his new single “Mountain” with Queen’s Roger Taylor, and “The Liverpool Songbook”, a homage to Liverpool’s music heritage featuring six former Eurovision entrants singing their own version of songs from the host city: Mahmood with “Imagine”, Netta with “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)”, Daði Freyr with “Whole Again”, Cornelia Jakobs with “I Turn to You”, Sonia with “Better the Devil You Know”, and Duncan Laurence, together with the aforementioned artists, the presenters, and Ruslana in a pre-recorded appearance at the Golden Gate in Kyiv, with “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus also appeared in a short video skit on the recent commercial successes to come out of the contest.

Results of the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
R/O Country Artist Song Points Place
1  Austria Teya and Salena “Who the Hell Is Edgar?” 120 15
2  Portugal Mimicat Ai coração 059 23
3  Switzerland Remo Forrer “Watergun” 092 20
4  Poland Blanka “Solo” 093 19
5  Serbia Luke Black Samo mi se spava 030 24
6  France La Zarra Évidemment 104 16
7  Cyprus Andrew Lambrou “Break a Broken Heart” 126 12
8  Spain Blanca Paloma “Eaea” 100 17
9  Sweden Loreen “Tattoo” 583 01
10  Albania Albina and Familja Kelmendi Duje 076 22
11  Italy Marco Mengoni Due vite 350 04
12  Estonia Alika “Bridges” 168 08
13  Finland Käärijä “Cha Cha Cha” 526 02
14  Czechia Vesna “My Sister’s Crown” 129 10
15  Australia Voyager “Promise” 151 09
16  Belgium Gustaph “Because of You” 182 07
17  Armenia Brunette “Future Lover” 122 14
18  Moldova Pasha Parfeni Soarele și luna 096 18
19  Ukraine Tvorchi “Heart of Steel” 243 06
20  Norway Alessandra “Queen of Kings” 268 05
21  Germany Lord of the Lost “Blood & Glitter” 018 26
22  Lithuania Monika Linkytė “Stay” 127 11
23  Israel Noa Kirel “Unicorn” 362 03
24  Slovenia Joker Out Carpe Diem 078 21
25  Croatia Let 3 Mama ŠČ! 123 13
26  United Kingdom Mae Muller “I Wrote a Song” 024 25

7.4.Spokespersons: The  spokespersons announced the 12-point score from their respective country’s national jury in the following order. Unlike in the editions from 2016 to 2022, in which the previous host country announced its points first, Ukraine was the first country to announce its jury points, followed by the previous host country, Italy. The current host country, the United Kingdom, announced its points last as usual:

  1. Ukraine – Zlata Ognevich (Злата Огнєвіч)
  2.  Italy – Kaze
  3.  Latvia – Jānis Pētersons
  4. The Netherlands – S10
  5.  Malta – Ryan Hili
  6.  Moldova – Doina Stimpovschi
  7.  Ireland – Niamh Kavanagh
  8.  San Marino – John Kennedy O’Connor
  9.  Azerbaijan – Narmin Salmanova
  10.  Austria – Philipp Hansa
  11.  France – Anggun
  12.  Finland – Bess
  13. Belgium – Bart Cannaerts 
  14.  Germany – Elton
  15.  Portugal – Maro
  16.  Croatia – Maja Ciglenečki
  17.  Estonia – Ragnar Klavan
  18.  Armenia – Maléna
  19.  Poland – Ida Nowakowska
  20.  Romania – Eda Marcus
  21.  Iceland – Einar Stefánsson
  22.  Serbia – Dragana Kosjerina (Драгана Косјерина)
  23.  Cyprus –Loukas Hamatsos (Λουκάς Χάματσος)
  24.  Norway – Ben Adams
  25.  Switzerland – Chiara Dubey
  26.  Australia – Catherine Martin
  27.  Denmark – Tina Müller
  28.  Spain – Ruth Lorenzo
  29.  Israel – Ilanit
  30.  Sweden – Farah Abadi
  31.  Georgia – Archil Sulakvelidze
  32. Czechia – Radka Rosická 
  33.  Slovenia – Melani Mekicar
  34.  Greece – Fotis Sergoulopoulos (Φώτης Σεργουλόπουλος)
  35.  Albania – Andri Xhahu
  36.  Lithuania – Monika Liu
  37.  United Kingdom – Catherine Tate

8.Detailed voting results.

8.1.Semi-final 1. The ten qualifiers from the first semi-final were determined solely by televoting. All fifteen countries competing in the first semi-final voted, alongside France, Germany and Italy, and the aggregated Rest of the World vote. The ten qualifying countries were announced in no particular order, and the full results of how each country voted was published after the final had been held.

Detailed voting results of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
Voting procedure used: 100% Televoting
Total score
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Norway 102 10 5 4 3 2 6 3 10 8 10 2 10 5 10 1 3 10
Malta 3 2 1
Serbia 37 5 10 6 1 3 3 4 2 1 2
Latvia 34 2 4 4 1 6 1 1 3 3 1 8
Portugal 74 2 4 3 1 5 12 3 4 4 2 7 2 12 5 2 6
Ireland 10 3 3 1 2 1
Croatia 76 4 12 7 5 5 5 3 5 4 2 6 10 5 3
Switzerland 97 8 6 1 3 5 7 2 4 7 8 7 5 8 8 6 8 4
Israel 127 5 8 7 8 7 6 7 7 12 3 12 12 4 1 8 2 6 12
Moldova 109 6 1 4 6 12 10 3 2 6 6 4 7 3 7 10 6 12 4
Sweden 135 10 12 6 10 8 8 4 8 7 10 10 6 12 5 5 4 3 7
Azerbaijan 4 2 1 1
Czechia 110 7 2 8 5 6 3 8 4 8 5 7 5 6 12 4 7 8 5
Netherlands 7 1 1 2 2 1
Finland 177 12 7 10 12 10 12 12 10 12 6 12 8 8 10 7 12 7 10

8.2.12 points. Below is a summary of all 12 points awarded in the first semi-final. Finland received the maximum score of 12 points from seven of the voting countries, with Israel receiving four sets of 12 points, Moldova, Portugal and Sweden receiving two sets of 12 points each, and Croatia and Czechia each received one maximum score.

12 points awarded in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
# Recipient Countries giving 12 points
7  Finland  Croatia Germany Ireland Israel Latvia Norway Sweden
4  Israel  Azerbaijan Czechia Moldova Rest of the World
2  Moldova  Italy Portugal
 Portugal  France Switzerland
 Sweden  Malta Netherlands
1  Croatia  Serbia
 Czechia  Finland

8.3.Semi-final 2. The ten qualifiers from the second semi-final were determined solely by televoting, with the exception of San Marino who were unable to provide a valid televote result and thus used the votes of their back-up jury. All sixteen countries competing in the second semi-final voted, alongside Spain, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, and the aggregated Rest of the World vote. The ten qualifying countries were announced in no particular order, and the full results of how each country voted was published after the final had been held.

Detailed voting results of the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
Voting procedure used: 100% Televoting, 100% Jury vote
Total score
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Denmark 6 6
Armenia 99 6 3 12 10 8 5 1 12 4 4 8 1 2 10 3 10
Romania 0
Estonia 74 1 6 5 2 3 3 3 2 5 2 10 3 2 10 4 1 8 2 2
Belgium 90 8 1 4 4 7 1 3 7 3 5 12 3 5 7 8 1 6 5
Cyprus 94 4 10 4 5 4 5 12 7 4 5 1 2 6 4 10 3 4 4
Iceland 44 12 2 1 3 6 7 1 1 2 5 1 3
Greece 14 2 12
Poland 124 7 8 3 8 7 6 10 5 8 8 2 7 7 12 4 12 10
Slovenia 103 2 5 12 7 3 2 1 2 12 1 10 4 7 8 12 6 3 6
Georgia 33 12 2 1 7 1 3 3 1 2 1
San Marino 0
Austria 137 6 3 7 6 10 5 8 6 10 10 4 8 10 6 12 6 5 7 8
Albania 83 3 7 8 8 1 2 10 4 12 6 3 2 5 12
Lithuania 110 5 1 10 5 8 4 6 2 10 12 5 5 6 5 10 12 4
Australia 149 10 4 10 12 6 7 12 4 8 6 7 6 8 12 8 7 7 8 7

8.4.12 points. Below is a summary of all 12 points received in the second semi-final. Australia and Slovenia both received the maximum score of 12 points from three of the voting countries, with Albania, Armenia, Lithuania and Poland receiving two sets of 12 points each, and Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece and Iceland each receiving one maximum score.

12 points awarded in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
# Recipient Countries giving 12 points
3  Australia  Albania Estonia Iceland
 Slovenia  Poland Romania Spain
2  Albania  Rest of the World,  Slovenia
 Armenia  Belgium Georgia
 Lithuania  San Marino United Kingdom
 Poland  Lithuania Ukraine
1  Austria  Australia
 Belgium  Austria
 Cyprus  Greece
 Georgia  Armenia
 Greece  Cyprus
 Iceland  Denmark


Split results
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1  Sweden 583  Sweden 340  Finland 376
2  Finland 526  Israel 177  Sweden 243
3  Israel 362  Italy 176  Norway 216
4  Italy 350  Finland 150  Ukraine 189
5  Norway 268  Estonia 146  Israel 185
6  Ukraine 243  Australia 130  Italy 174
7  Belgium 182  Belgium 127  Croatia 112
8  Estonia 168  Austria 104  Poland 81
9  Australia 151  Spain 95  Moldova 76
10  Czechia 129  Czechia 94  Albania 59
11  Lithuania 127  Lithuania 81  Cyprus 58
12  Cyprus 126  Armenia 69  Belgium 55
13  Croatia 123  Cyprus 68  Armenia 53
14  Armenia 122  Switzerland 61  France 50
15  Austria 120  Ukraine 54[i]  Lithuania 46
16  France 104  France 54[i]  Slovenia 45
17  Spain 100  Norway 52  Czechia 35
18  Moldova 96  Portugal 43  Switzerland 31
19  Poland 93  Slovenia 33  Estonia 22
20  Switzerland 92  Moldova 20  Australia 21
21  Slovenia 78  Albania 17  Serbia 16[j]
22  Albania 76  United Kingdom 15  Austria 16[j]
23  Portugal 59  Serbia 14  Portugal 16[j]
24  Serbia 30  Poland 12  Germany 15
25  United Kingdom 24  Croatia 11  United Kingdom 9
26  Germany 18  Germany 3  Spain 5

The results of the final were determined by televoting and jury voting in all thirty-seven participating countries, plus the Rest of the World aggregate public vote. The announcement of the jury points was conducted by each country individually, with the country’s spokesperson announcing their jury’s favourite entry that received 12 points, with the remaining points shown on screen. Following the completion of the jury points announcement, the public points were announced as an aggregate by the contest hosts in ascending order starting from the country which received the fewest points from the jury.

Detailed jury voting results of the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023

Voting procedure used: 100% Televoting, 100% Jury vote

Total score
Jury vote score
Televoting score
Jury vote
San Marino
United Kingdom
Austria 120 104 16 1 1 6 10 2 12 2 2 8 6 10 7 6 7 6 3 7 8
Portugal 59 43 16 5 3 8 5 3 1 2 6 10
Switzerland 92 61 31 4 6 6 4 4 3 10 2 2 2 2 6 1 2 7
Poland 93 12 81 6 2 1 1 2
Serbia 30 14 16 1 3 4 4 1 1
France 104 54 50 3 5 7 1 7 4 6 5 10 6
Cyprus 126 68 58 6 5 4 2 1 5 10 6 7 3 5 1 1 3 4 4 1
Spain 100 95 5 8 7 3 2 7 6 7 10 6 2 6 3 3 6 1 3 4 3 2 1 5
Sweden 583 340 243 12 8 10 12 12 12 12 4 10 10 6 12 8 12 5 10 12 10 7 10 7 5 12 10 6 7 12 12 12 4 10 7 6 12 12 12
Albania 76 17 59 1 8 5 3
Italy 350 176 174 2 3 10 10 12 6 12 2 6 7 4 12 5 6 12 2 5 6 8 1 10 7 8 4 12 2 2
Estonia 168 146 22 5 6 12 7 10 1 10 8 3 8 8 10 8 7 5 2 5 2 10 8 5 6
Finland 526 150 376 10 8 8 3 8 8 5 7 10 8 10 7 3 12 5 8 1 8 12 1 5 3
Czechia 129 94 35 7 7 8 3 5 4 8 3 5 7 6 1 1 4 12 4 3 6
Australia 151 130 21 8 5 4 5 5 4 8 12 8 4 3 12 8 5 2 2 2 7 4 5 3 4 10
Belgium 182 127 55 2 2 4 10 7 3 5 6 6 5 2 5 12 3 4 3 12 5 12 5 7 7
Armenia 122 69 53 5 1 2 6 1 7 3 1 4 5 3 10 8 10 3
Moldova 96 20 76 3 2 7 8
Ukraine 243 54 189 10 4 6 2 1 7 3 7 12 2
Norway 268 52 216 2 1 6 1 4 4 4 10 2 10 8
Germany 18 3 15 2 1
Lithuania 127 81 46 10 3 7 4 1 8 7 1 1 3 10 4 6 8 8
Israel 362 177 185 1 12 5 2 7 7 12 12 10 8 4 12 12 4 10 7 3 1 8 5 7 8 6 10 4
Slovenia 78 33 45 3 6 5 12 6 1
Croatia 123 11 112 3 8
United Kingdom 24 15 9 4 2 4 1 4
Detailed televoting results of the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
Voting procedure used: 100% Televoting, 100% Jury vote
Total score
Jury vote score
Televoting score
San Marino
United Kingdom
Rest of the World
Austria 120 104 16 4 2 3 7
Portugal 59 43 16 5 7 4
Switzerland 92 61 31 1 1 2 1 3 4 2 5 4 8
Poland 93 12 81 12 2 4 8 1 4 4 3 5 7 2 6 5 1 1 8 8
Serbia 30 14 16 2 7 1 6
France 104 54 50 1 2 2 10 3 4 1 3 8 2 1 2 3 3 3 1 1
Cyprus 126 68 58 3 5 6 8 4 1 2 8 2 12 7
Spain 100 95 5 3 2
Sweden 583 340 243 3 3 8 8 10 8 6 8 10 4 3 10 1 7 2 10 7 7 8 10 6 8 10 5 10 8 5 4 7 6 4 8 10 7 5 7
Albania 76 17 59 7 3 3 3 8 6 12 7 4 6
Italy 350 176 174 3 12 5 7 4 8 7 7 10 6 8 2 3 7 1 2 6 7 10 3 6 7 6 5 1 8 5 12 6
Estonia 168 146 22 6 5 6 5
Finland 526 150 376 10 6 12 12 8 7 12 12 8 12 6 12 12 10 10 12 6 10 10 12 12 7 12 8 12 12 12 12 12 8 10 10 10 6 12 12 10
Czechia 129 94 35 2 2 1 1 3 10 3 3 4 2 3 1
Australia 151 130 21 1 8 6 3 1 2
Belgium 182 127 55 10 3 2 2 1 6 4 3 6 3 7 2 6
Armenia 122 69 53 2 12 6 4 2 3 12 2 2 8
Moldova 96 20 76 6 12 4 3 8 3 8 1 12 1 1 1 5 3 5 2 1
Ukraine 243 54 189 8 7 5 12 7 6 7 5 4 1 7 12 8 1 12 4 2 10 1 7 10 8 4 10 12 10 4 5
Norway 268 52 216 7 10 3 7 7 6 5 4 2 7 1 12 8 5 4 5 7 4 8 5 8 5 5 2 6 10 8 10 10 2 7 5 6 4 7 4
Germany 18 3 15 6 5 4
Lithuania 127 81 46 4 10 10 2 5 1 4 10
Israel 362 177 185 1 5 5 6 6 10 1 10 12 1 10 5 5 4 12 5 6 7 12 3 3 5 7 6 8 7 5 3 3 12
Slovenia 78 33 45 2 5 7 12 1 2 2 8 1 3 2
Croatia 123 11 112 8 4 4 2 10 4 6 6 5 10 6 4 6 5 1 4 12 8 4 3
United Kingdom 24 15 9 5 4

8.6.12 points. Below is a summary of all 12 points received in the final. In the jury vote, Sweden received the maximum score of 12 points from fifteen countries, with Italy and Israel receiving five sets of 12 points. Belgium received the maximum score from three countries, Australia and Finland were awarded two sets of 12 points each, and Austria, Czechia, Estonia, Slovenia and Ukraine were each being awarded one set of 12 points. In the public vote, Finland received the maximum score of 12 points from eighteen countries, followed by Israel and Ukraine which received four sets of 12 points each. Armenia, Italy and Moldova received two sets of maximum scores each, and Albania, Croatia, Cyprus, Norway, Poland and Slovenia were each awarded one set of 12 points. The winning country Sweden failed to receive any maximum scores from the public vote.

12 points awarded by juries in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
# Recipient Countries giving 12 points
15 Sweden  Albania,  Cyprus,  Denmark,  Estonia,  Finland,  Germany,  Ireland,  Israel,  Lithuania,  Malta,  Moldova,  Netherlands,  Spain,  Ukraine,  United Kingdom
5  Israel  Armenia,  Azerbaijan,  France,  Italy,  Poland
 Italy  Austria,  Croatia,  Romania,  San Marino,  Slovenia
3  Belgium  Australia,  Georgia,  Greece
2  Australia  Iceland,  Portugal
 Finland  Norway,  Sweden
1  Austria  Belgium
 Czechia  Switzerland
 Estonia  Latvia
 Slovenia  Serbia
 Ukraine  Czechia
12 points awarded by televoting in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
# Recipient Countries giving 12 points
18 Finland  Australia,  Austria,  Belgium,  Denmark,  Estonia,  Germany,  Iceland,  Ireland,  Israel,  Latvia,  Lithuania,  Netherlands,  Norway,  San Marino,  Serbia,  Spain,  Sweden,  United Kingdom
4  Israel  Armenia,  Azerbaijan,  Cyprus,  Rest of the World
 Ukraine  Czechia,  Moldova,  Poland,  Portugal
2  Italy  Albania,  Malta
 Armenia  France,  Georgia
 Moldova  Italy,  Romania
1  Albania  Switzerland
 Cyprus  Greece
 Croatia  Slovenia
 Norway  Finland
 Poland  Ukraine
 Slovenia  Croatia

9.Broadcasts. All participating broadcasters may choose to have on-site or remote commentators providing insight and voting information to their local audience. While they must broadcast at least the semi-final they are voting in and the final, most broadcasters air all three shows with different programming plans. In addition, some non-participating broadcasters air the contest. The European Broadcasting Union also provided international live streams with no commentary of both semi-finals and the final through their official YouTube and TikTok channels. The table below details the broadcasting plans and commentators for the countries that aired the contest.

Technical issues occurred during the start of the first semi-final, causing most of the on-site commentators to lose connection to their broadcasters for around 15 minutes.

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Broadcaster Channel(s) Show(s) Commentator(s)
 Albania RTSH RTSH 1, RTSH Muzikë, Radio Tirana All shows Andri Xhahu
 Armenia AMPTV Armenia 1 All shows Hrachuhi Utmazyan and Hamlet Arakelyan
 Australia SBS SBS All shows Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey
 Austria ORF ORF 1 All shows Andi Knoll
FM4 Final Jan Böhmermann and Olli Schulz
 Azerbaijan İTV All shows Azer Suleymanli
 Belgium VRT VRT 1 All shows Peter Van de Veire
Radio 2 Final
RTBF Tipik SF1 Jean-Louis Lahaye and Maureen Louys
La Une SF2/Final
VivaCité All shows
 Croatia HRT HRT 1, HR 2 All shows Duško Ćurlić
 Cyprus CyBC RIK 1, RIK Sat All shows Melina Karageorgiou and Alexandros Taramountas
 Czechia ČT ČT2 All shows Jan Maxián
 Denmark DR DR1 All shows Nicolai Molbech
 Estonia ERR ETV All shows Marko Reikop
ETV+ Aleksandr Hobotov and Julia Kalenda
ETV2 Final Sign language: Various interpreters
 Finland Yle Yle TV1 All shows Mikko Silvennoinen
Yle Radio Suomi All shows Sanna Pirkkalainen and Jorma Hietamäki
Yle X3M Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos
YleX SF1/Final Sini Laitinen
Yle Areena All shows
  • Swedish: Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos
  • Inari Sámi: Heli Huovinen
  • Northern Sámi: Aslak Paltto 
  • Russian: Levan Tvaltvadze
  • Ukrainian: Galyna Sergeyeva
 France France Télévisions Culturebox Semi‑finals Anggun and André Manoukian
France 2 Final Laurence Boccolini and Stéphane Bern
 Georgia GPB 1TV All shows Nika Lobiladze
 Germany ARD/NDR One All shows Peter Urban
Das Erste Final
Deutsche Welle DW Deutsch, DW Deutsch+
 Greece ERT ERT1 All shows Maria Kozakou and Jenny Melita
Deftero Programma Dimitris Meidanis, Maria Kozakou and Jenny Melita
 Iceland RÚV RÚV All shows Gísli Marteinn Baldursson
RÚV 2 Sign language: Various interpreters
 Ireland RTÉ RTÉ One SF1/Final Marty Whelan
RTÉ 2fm SF1/Final Neil Doherty and Zbyszek Zalinski
 Israel IPBC Kan 11Kan Educational, Kan 88 Semi‑finals Asaf Liberman [he] and Akiva Novick
Kan 11, Kan Tarbut, Kan B  Final Asaf Liberman, Akiva Novick and Doron Medalie
Kan 88 Kobi Menora and Sharon Kantor
 Italy RAI Rai 2 Semi‑finals Gabriele Corsi and Mara Maionchi
Rai 1 Final
Rai Radio 2 All shows Mariolina Simone, Diletta Parlangeli and Saverio Raimondo 
 Latvia LTV LTV1 All shows Toms Grēviņš 
Final Lauris Reiniks
 Lithuania LRT LRT televizijaLRT Radijas All shows Ramūnas Zilnys 
 Malta PBS TVM All shows No commentary
 Moldova TRM Moldova 1, Radio Moldova, Radio Moldova Muzical All shows Ion Jalbă
 Netherlands NPO/AVROTROS NPO 1, BVN All shows Cornald Maas and Jan Smit
NPO Radio 2 Final Wouter van der Goes and Frank van ‘t Hof 
 Norway NRK NRK1 All shows Marte Stokstad 
NRK3, NRK P3 Final Arian Engebø, Egil Skurdal, Adelina Ibishi and Nate Kahungu
NRK P1 Jon Marius Hyttebakk
 Poland TVP TVP1, TVP Polonia All shows Aleksander Sikora and Marek Sierocki
 Portugal RTP RTP1, RTP InternacionalRTP África All shows[k] José Carlos Malato and Nuno Galopim
 Romania TVR TVR 1, TVRi All shows Bogdan Stănescu and Kyrie Mendel
 San Marino SMRTV San Marino RTV, Radio San Marino All shows Lia Fiorio and Gigi Restivo
 Serbia RTS RTS 3 Semi‑finals Duška Vučinić[l]
RTS 1 Final
RTS Svet All shows
 Slovenia RTVSLO TV SLO 2 Semi‑finals Andrej Hofer
TV SLO 1  Final
Radio Val 202, Radio Maribor  SF2 Maja Stepančič, Maruša Kerec , Neja Jerant and Uršula Zaletelj
Final Maja Stepančič, Miha Šalehar  and Uršula Zaletelj
 Spain RTVE La 2 SF1 Tony Aguilar and Julia Varela
La 1 SF2/Final
TVE Internacional All shows
Radio Nacional Final David Asensio, Imanol Durán, Irene Vaquero and Ángela Fernández
 Sweden SVT SVT1 All shows Edward af Sillén
Final Måns Zelmerlöw
SR SR P4 All shows Carolina Norén
 Switzerland SRG SSR SRF zwei Semi‑finals Sven Epiney
SRF 1 Final
RTS 2 Semi‑finals Jean-Marc Richard, Nicolas Tanner and Priscilla Formaz
RTS 1 Final
RSI La 2 Semi‑finals Ellis Cavallini and Gian-Andrea Costa
RSI La 1 Final
 Ukraine UA:PBC Suspilne Kultura All shows Timur Miroshnychenko
Radio Promin  Final Oleksandra Franko and Oleksandr Barbelen
 United Kingdom BBC BBC One Semi‑finals Scott Mills and Rylan
Final Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc
BBC iPlayer All shows Sign language: Various interpreters
BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Merseyside Semi‑finals Paddy O’Connell
BBC Radio 2 Final Scott Mills and Rylan
BBC Radio Merseyside Claire Sweeney and Paul Quinn
Broadcasters and commentators in non-participating countries and dependencies
Country Broadcaster Channel(s) Show(s) Commentator(s)
 Chile Canal 13 Final Sergio Lagos and Rayén Araya
 Faroe Islands KVF All shows Faroese: Gunnar Nolsøe and Siri Súsonnudóttir Hansen
Danish: Nicolai Molbech
 Kosovo RTK RTK1 All shows Albanian: Jeta Çitaku and Ylber Asllanaj
 Montenegro RTCG TVCG 2 All shows Dražen Bauković and Tijana Mišković
 North Macedonia MRT MRT 1, MRT 2, Radio Skopje All shows Aleksandra Jovanovska and Eli Tanaskovska
 Slovakia RTVS Rádio FM Final Daniel Baláž, Lucia Haverlík, Pavol Hubinák and Juraj Malíček
 United States NBC Peacock All shows No commentary
Final Johnny Weir

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10.Viewing figures: According to the EBU, in total 162 million people watched at least a minute of the television broadcasts, and 15.6 million people watched the online broadcasts. Votes were received from 144 countries, including the 37 competing countries.

Estimated viewership by country (in millions)
Country Semi-final 1 Semi-final 2 Final
Viewership Average viewership Viewership Average viewership Viewership Average viewership
 Australia 0.247 0.308 0.48
 Austria 0.306 0.568 1.079
 Belgium 0.549 (VRT 1) 1.044 (VRT 1) [m] 1.32 (VRT 1)
0.09 (Tipik) 0.252 (La Une)</