The United Kingdom reveals selection process for Eurovision 2023

The host country of next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the United Kingdom, has just announced its national selection process for the upcoming competition on their homeground. British broadcaster BBC confirmed a second consecutive collaboration with the record label TaP music, after the big success of Sam Ryder at this year’s contest.

TaP music is an international management and music publishing company, which is behind some of the world’s most famous musicians, including Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding or London Grammar. In 2022, the BBC’s collaboration with TaP music was responsible for Sam Ryder’s Eurovision appearance and also produced his song “Space Man“.

With this collaboration, the BBC hope to be able to repeat Sam Ryder’s success in Turin. Ben Mawson and Ed Millet from TaP music expressed their excitement about producing the UK Eurovision act for a second time:

TaP are very excited to be back working with the BBC to select the UK entry for Eurovision 2023. Last year we wanted to change the narrative around the UK and Eurovision to something much more positive. We focussed on what Eurovision is all about – we found a brilliant artist, an unforgettable song and an incredible person in Sam Ryder – we’re so proud of his fantastic success, coming 2nd in the competition and then achieving a number 1 single.

Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, the BBC will organise the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 on their behalf and host the competition in the United Kingdom. Currently there are still seven cities in the running to host the event next year, which are:

  • Birmingham
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Sheffield

Sam Ryder finished in second place, right behind Ukraine and brought the UK their best result since 1998. He has also just announced the release of his new album ‘There’s Nothing But Space, Man!’ in November. “You can re-live his Eurovision performance here!

Do you think the UK has made the right decision? Which artist would you like to represent the host nation next year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and on our social media profiles! @escbubble

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