In a busy day in Liverpool, broadcaster BBC have confirmed the expected reveal moment for their entry to the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. According to the BBC, the entry will most likely be revealed in early March.
TaP Music working on the UK entry
Like last year, the BBC will be working together with TaP Music to select their entry for the upcoming contest. 2022 was the first time TaP were in charge of helping the broadcaster select the UK entry. As we all know, that paid off for the United Kingdom. Sam Ryder was chosen internally to represent them at the contest, finishing second with “Space Man”. Thanks to his accomplishment, the United Kingdom will now host the contest as Ukraine are unable to host due to the ongoing Russian invasion in the country.
TaP Music are a global management and music publishing company headed by Ben Mawson and Ed Millett. They look after some of the most successful acts in the industry, such as CL, Mabel, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey and London Grammar. Rina Sawayama was one of the acts rumoured for a long time as the UK representative, but recent reports suggest she will not be flying the Union Jack in May.
Currently, the BBC have decided not to give us any information regarding the potential UK act at this year’s contest. The act will however have the honour of representing their country on home soil at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
An announcement will only follow next month. The exact date is not yet known, but early March seems to be the reveal moment for the United Kingdom. With confirmation in March, it would make sense to get the artist and song at the same time. The same happened last year when Sam Ryder represented the country.
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