Everything you need to know about the Eurovision 2023 Grand Final

How to watch the Eurovision 2023 Grand Final on TV and BBC iPlayer and listen on Radio and Sounds


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For the first time since 1998, the United Kingdom will play host to the 2023 contest and will do so on behalf of last year’s winners Ukraine who are unable to host due to the ongoing war. This year marks the 67th edition of the competition as 37 countries compete for the coveted, life changing trophy

Performing in the Grand Final will be all the acts who successfully made it through their respective Semi-Finals along with the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, and Italy who make up the Big Five. Joining them will be last year’s winner Ukraine who also automatically qualify.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Grand Final - and how to watch and listen to it on the BBC.

When is the Eurovision 2023 Grand Final on TV and BBC iPlayer, radio and BBC Sounds?

The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Grand Final will be broadcast live on Saturday 13 May 2023 at 8pm (BST) on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.

BSL translation will be available during the live show via BBC iPlayer.

Who are the Eurovision Grand Final presenters and commentators?

On stage to present the Grand Final to a global audience will be Eurovision legend Graham Norton, singer-songwriter and TV presenter, Alesha Dixon, Emmy Award-winning actress, Hannah Waddingham and Ukrainian singer-songwriter, and frontwoman of The HARDKISS, Julia Sanina.

For the Grand Final commentary on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc will take turns in the box to bring audiences their unique and expert views on the 2023 acts.

On BBC Radio 2, Eurovision superfans and Radio 2 presenters, Scott and Rylan – who have been involved in Eurovision coverage for many years - will be bringing their insightful and colourful commentary to the Grand Final.

Eurovision 2023 Grand Final Interval Acts and Musical Guests

The show will open with last year’s winners Kalush Orchestra and a powerful performance titled Voices of a New Generation. Kalush Orchestra captured the hearts of Eurovision audiences around the world last year – they're back to kick off the 2023 Grand Final with a performance that's sure to be unforgettable including their smash hit winning song Stefania.

During the Eurovision Flag Parade of all 26 Grand Finalists, everyone 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 Serducha take to the stage and remind everyone why they became much deserved Eurovision icons.

For the first interval performance, during which voting across Europe and the world takes place, the UK’s very own spaceman Sam Ryder will make his triumphant return to the Eurovision stage after leading the UK’s biggest success in last year’s Contest for over two decades. With his achievements since his stratospheric Eurovision 2022 performance of Space Man including a UK number 1 debut album, a nomination for ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ at the BRITs, and a spot on the line-up for the Platinum Party at the Palace for last year’s Platinum Jubilee, Grand Final viewers can expect an incredible sight guaranteed to surprise.

The final interval act The Liverpool Songbook, is 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 – Israel's Netta, Italy's Mahmood, Iceland's Daði Freyr, Duncan Laurence from the Netherlands, Sweden's Cornelia Jakobs and Liverpool's very own Sonia, celebrating 30 years since she came second at Eurovision in 1993.

Liverpool has produced some of the world’s most famous and beloved songs in history: these Eurovision legends will all put their own spin on some classic hits.

Films featured in the Grand Final include a look back to the spectacular Junior Eurovision Song Contest which took place in Armenia last December, while another reinforces what is at stake for this year’s Grand Final contestants, as audiences witness how the contest continues to create the world’s musical mega-stars.

Source BBC iPlayer

April 19, 2023 4:00am ET by BBC iPlayer  


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