Major Eurovision announcement this morning ahead of UK hosting

Eurovision Song Contest: Liverpool residents prepare to be hosts

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Last year, the whole of Europe showed their support for Ukraine in their battle against Russia’s invasion by voting for their entry Kalush to become Eurovision winner with their song Stefania. Usually, the triumphant country will then host next year’s song contest but due to the ongoing war second place UK stepped in on their behalf. The 2023 competition’s final is set to take place in Liverpool on May 13 and another British artist is due to compete after Sam Ryder won everyone over with Space Man last year.

Two years ago, the UK’s James Newman came bottom with Embers on nil poi, only for Britain to make a sensational comeback with Ryder’s second place in 2022.

The Tiktok star went on to perform the track at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert having made his country proud, but could we actually win this time around?

Not since Katrina and the Waves’ Love Shine a Light in 1997 has this happened, but maybe 2023 is the year. And in just under an hour’s time the UK’s entry for this year will be announced.

BBC Radio Two have announced: “Fans of Eurovision, listen up, I’ve got some exciting news… Zoe is going to have a BIG Eurovision announcement tomorrow morning at 8.30am! That’s all I’m allowed to say, but make sure you’re listening to Breakfast with Zoe Ball tomorrow, 8.30am on Radio 2. EXCITING!”

Musicians rumoured to have bagged the UK’s entry include Birdy, Rina Sawayama, Mimi Webb, Mae Muller, Molly Rainford. And it turns out that one of those acts is heavily rumoured to be announced officially at 8:30am as the UK’s entry for the Eurovision Song Concert 2023.

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According to Daily Mail’s source: “Mae is an extraordinary talent and there is little doubt that she will do the country proud and hopefully replicate the success and euphoria that Sam brought to last year’s competition.

“A lot of time and effort has gone into picking the best singer for the job, she might not be a household name yet and of course the people who selected her are expecting people to ask who she is but they think the nation will love her, as will those across Europe.”

Meanwhile, The Sun reports that the 25-year-old will perform in Liverpool on May 13 with her female empowerment banger, I Wrote A Song after being hand-picked by BBC bosses.

Mae, whose real name is Holly Mae Muller, has had chart success both in the UK and US and has worked with the likes of Little Mix, Aitch and Sigala. Back in 2021 here singer Better Days featured Neiked and Pop G, peaked at No 32 in the UK and she performed it on Jimmy Fallon. She will be Britian’s first female entry since SuRie in 2018.

Before beginning her music career, Muller attended the £27,000 a year Fine Arts college in Hampstead North London with the likes of Madonna and Guy Richie’s son Rocco and Brooklyn Beckham. Her musical inspirations include Lily Allen, Gwen Stefani and Florence and the Machine.

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