Only a few days ago, the BBC announced the lineup of performers involved in the interval performances at the two semi-finals of Eurovision 2023, and now we also have the full list of familiar artists who will perform in the Grand Final!
Who are performing in the Final this year?
On May 13th, the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will take place. The opener of the show are none other than last year’s winners Kalush Orchestra, who will open with a powerful performance titled Voices of a New Generation, followed by their winning song Stefania. Kalush shared their thoughts on opening the show with Eurovision.tv:
“We’ve been looking forward to performing in Liverpool ever since it was announced as host last year. The city has a world-renowned musical heritage and we’re delighted to finally be able to announce what an honour it will be for us to be there.
While we’re sad that we couldn’t bring the Eurovision Song Contest back to our home country, we’re really grateful to the UK for hosting this party on our behalf. We will perform for everyone in Ukraine to remind us that better days and our country’s victory is ahead, as well as to show the world what Ukraine is fighting for.”Kalush Orchestra to Eurovision.tv
Following Kalush, there will be several Ukrainian performers who will sing during the Flag Parade:
- Go_A (Ukraine 2020 & 2021)
- Jamala (Ukraine 2016)
- Verka Serduchka (Ukraine 2007)
- Tina Karol (Ukraine 2006)
According to Eurovision.tv, viewers should “Get ready for a new twist on their Eurovision entries weaved with British classics.” Exciting!
For the interval acts, viewers will be able to see even more familiar faces! The first interval act will be Sam Ryder, who came 2nd last year with his song “Space Man”, giving the United Kingdom its best result in the contest in decades.
“What an honour to be invited back to the Eurovision stage for a second time! I can’t wait to be back amongst the beautiful chaos of it all and to watch the incredible artists perform this time around, while bringing you a special performance of our own. Big love!”.Sam Ryder to Eurovision.tv
The final interval act is called The Liverpool Songbook; a celebration of the host city’s infamous contribution to the world of pop music. For this act, six Eurovision stars have been announced, they will perform classic hits but put their own spin on it! These are the Songbook performers:
- Dadi Freyr (Iceland 2020 & 2021)
- Mahmood (Italy 2019 & 2022)
- Netta (Israel 2018)
- Duncan Laurence (Netherlands 2019)
- Cornelia Jakobs (Sweden 2022)
- Sonia (United Kingdom 1993)
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.
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