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Eurovision 2023 semi-final interval acts announced

Earlier today, the BBC announced the lineup of performers involved in the interval performances at the two semi-finals of Eurovision 2023. The lineup for the Grand Final will be revealed in due course.

The semi-final interval performances will feature a mixture of British and Ukrainian musicians, in line with the ‘United By Music’ slogan. Alongside British household names, the performances are due to include former Ukrainian Eurovision representatives, alongside some of Ukraine’s biggest stars.

With a mixture of storytelling and celebration running through the programme of performances, we can look forward to some familiar faces – from both inside and outside the world of the Eurovision Song Contest – entertaining us on those first two nights of live shows in May.

Semi-final One (May 9)

  • The Hardkiss – Ukraine tribute titled “Маяк” (“Lighthouse”)
  • Rita Ora – Medley of hits, plus world exclusive live debut of single “Praising You”
  • Alyosha (Eurovision 2010) Cover of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World”
  • Liverpudlian singer Rebecca Ferguson and Alyosha – Performance titled “Welcome To Our Home”

Semi-final Two (May 11)

  • “Music Unites Generations”, featuring Mariya Yaremchuk (Eurovision 2014), Zlata Dziunka (Junior Eurovision 2022) and rapper OTOY
  • Be Who You Wanna Be, featuring three as-yet-unnamed drag performers and “a troupe of eclectic dancers”

About Eurovision 2023

The 67th Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted by Graham Norton, Hannah Waddingham, Alesha Dixon and Julia Sanina in Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena.

The live shows are as follows:

  • Semi-final one (Tuesday 9 May)
  • Semi-final two (Thursday 11 May)
  • Grand Final (Saturday 13 May)

To compliment the proceedings, the City of Liverpool will host 24 official cultural commissions as part of a city-wide EuroFestival, which bring together British and Ukrainian art and history. In addition, the Grand Final will be broadcast live across over 500 British cinemas, as well as open air screenings in over ten cities.

Across the 37 Postcards, 111 different locations are featured – making this year’s creative concept of ‘United By Music’ the most varied and well-travelled yet.

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