The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest is being held in the UK for the first time since 1998 and there are a number of countries looking to make history by winning the showpiece event.
It’s the 67th version of Eurovision coming up, with the winner announced on Saturday 13th May.
|What||Eurovision Song Contest 2023|
|Where||Liverpool Arena, United Kingdom|
|When||Tuesday 9th May - Saturday 13th May 2023|
|How to watch||BBC One|
|Outright odds||Sweden 4/7, Finland 7/4, Ukraine 15/2, France 15/2, Spain 16/1, United Kingdom 40/1|
Albina & Familja Kelmendi - 'Duje'
Albina Kelmendi – who finished runner-up in Albania’s version of ‘The Voice’ in 2014 – is joined by five members of her family on this traditional track.
Brunette - 'Future Lover'
Brunette (aka Elen Yeremyan) is a singer-songwriter who is just 21 years of age. This track, released as a single in March, starts like a ballad and then kicks in to an R&B vibe.
Voyager - 'Promise'
Progressive metal band Voyager, made up of five members, represent Australia, with the distinctive voice of frontman Danny Estrin.
Teya & Salena - 'Who The Hell is Edgar?'
Teya (Teodora Spiric) and Salena (Selina-Maria Edbauer) are a female duo who have created this pop-rap song.
Gustaph - 'Because of You'
Stef Caers (Gustaph) is a Belgian singer-songwriter and has been a backing vocalist at the 2018 and 2021 Eurovision Song Contests. This is a catchy house track, which was released as a single in January.
Let 3 - 'Mama ŠČ'
This shock rock band have one of the few tracks that isn’t sung in English and their performance will likely raise a few eyebrows.
Andrew Lambrou - 'Break a Broken Heart'
Australian-Cypriot Lambrou featured on Season 7 of Australia’s X Factor and will hope to claim success with this ballad.
Vesna - 'My Sister's Crown'
Folk band Vesna are a six-piece who were formed in 2016, with frontwoman Patricie Fuxova the brains behind the group. Parts of the song are sung in English, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Czech.
Reiley - 'Breaking My Heart'
Born in the Faroe Islands, Reiley (Rani Peterson) is a social media influencer as well as an electro-pop singer.
Alika - 'Bridges'
Singer-songwriter Alika Milova plays the piano as well as singing this year’s song for Estonia.
Käärijä - 'Cha Cha Cha'
Flamboyant Finish rapper Käärijä is expected to do well with his electronic hip-hop/rock anthem Cha Cha Cha.
La Zarra - 'Évidemment'
French-Canadian singer La Zarra (Fatima-Zahra Hafdi) is guaranteed to be in the final 26 with her powerful pop track.
Iru - 'Echo'
Irinia ‘Iru’ Khechanovi won Junior Eurovision as part of a band in 2011 and the progressive pop act was selected via ‘The Voice Georgia’.
Lord of the Lost - 'Blood & Glitter'
Lord of the Lost are a five-piece ‘dark rock’ group and this is the lead single from their 11th studio album.
Victor Vernicos - 'What They Say'
Teenage singer Victor was born in Athens to a Danish father and Greek mother and is the youngest artist to represent Greece in Eurovision, at 16 years old.
Diljá - 'Power'
Iceland have never won Eurovision and this year are pinning their hopes on pop track ‘Power’, sung by 21-year-old singer Dilija Petursdottir.
Noa Kirel - 'Unicorn'
Singer, dancer and presenter Noa Kirel looks to be Israel’s equivalent to Dua Lipa and ‘Unicorn’ looks to have a good chance of finishing in the top three on 13th May.
Marco Mengoni - 'Due Vite'
After winning the third series of Italy’s X Factor, Marco Mengoni is competing in his second Eurovision after representing his country in 2013.
Monika Linkytė - 'Stay'
This is the fourth time that singer-songwriter Monika Linkytė has represented Lithuania at Eurovision and has finished in the top 10 on all three previous occasions.
Pasha Parfeni - 'Soarele si Luna'
For the second time, Pasha Parfeni will be singing the Moldovan Eurovision entry, looking to beat his 11th place of 2012.
Alessandra - 'Queen of Kings'
It was 2009 when Norway last won Eurovision, but pop songstress Alessandra is expected to challenge for top spot with a track that made number one in her homeland.
Blanka - 'Solo'
Singer and model Blanka released her first single in as a 13-year-old and now, at the age of 23, is looking to win the event for Poland for the very first time.
Mimicat - 'Ai Coração'
Marisa Isabel Lopes Mena (stage name Mimicat) is a soul and pop singer and her track 'Ai Coração' translates to ‘Oh Heart’.
Theodor Andrei - 'DGT (Off and On)'
Romania is another nation that has never previously won Eurovision and their hopes are resting on electropop singer Theodor Andrei.
Piqued Jacks - 'Like An Animal'
Piqued Jacks is a four-piece Italian funk-rock band who have released three studio albums and will represent San Marino in Liverpool.
Luke Black - 'Samo Mi Se Spava'
Luke Black (real name Luka Ivanovic) is a singer-songwriter who studied and lives in the UK. 'Samo Mi Se Spava' is a track that has both Serbian and English lyrics.
Joker Out - 'Carpe Diem'
Slovenia are represented by indie pop-rock group Joker Out and their upbeat track ‘Carpe Diem’.
Blanca Paloma - 'Eaea'
Spain are one of six nations to go straight into the final, with female artist Blanca Paloma looking to secure her country’s first Eurovision win since 1969.
Loreen - 'Tattoo'
The strong antepost favourites are Sweden, who would tie Ireland’s seven victories if they are successful in Liverpool. Dance-pop singer songwriter Loreen will perform the dance-ballad, looking to repeat her success from 2012.
Remo Forrer - 'Watergun'
Singer Remo Forrer – who can play the flute and the piano - is another former contestant on ‘The Voice’, winning the third season of the Swiss talent show.
Tvorchi - 'Heart of Steel'
Last year’s winning nation will be represented by electric music duo Tvorchi – with producer/keyboard player Andrii Hutsuliak and singer Jeffrey Kenny.
Mae Muller - 'I Wrote a Song'
Pop-R&B singer Mae Muller enjoyed top-40 success in the UK and US with her debut single ‘Better Days’, released in 2021. The Londoner will look to win a sixth Eurovision title for the UK.