Graham Norton BBC Eurovision

UPDATE: On Friday afternoon the BBC confirmed through its official channels that the host city will be revealed on The One Show. Our original article remains below.

Original article:

The BBC will reveal the Eurovision 2023 host city on Friday. Graham Norton will reveal the news on the BBC One Show, which airs from 19:00 to 19:30.

Graham dropped the news during an interview on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky earlier today.

The conversation is a bit muddled, but Chris helped straighten everything out. Here’s the plan as we understand it.

Graham will reveal the news on The One Show early on Friday evening. He and Sam Ryder will then discuss the news.

Graham said: “Myself and Sam, on Friday night, we will be discussing where Eurovision is going to be — because we’ll know by then.”

Then, later in the evening, Sam will be a guest on The Graham Norton Show. That show starts at 22:40.

Sam, this week’s musical guest, will perform his latest single “Somebody,” toward the end of the show.

The Graham Norton Show was filmed earlier today (on Thursday). This suggests they won’t be discussing the Eurovision host city during Friday evening’s broadcast. 

 

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Sam
Sam
1 month ago

Liverpool 9th, 11th, 13th May

TJCat
TJCat
1 month ago

It’s Liverpool!!

Kirsi
Kirsi
1 month ago

Please let it be Glasgow ?

Sam
Sam
1 month ago

I’m hoping for Glasgow but I think Liverpool may have gained some last minute momentum. I’m also expecting a potential June contest…

CasperDiCaprio
CasperDiCaprio
1 month ago

Liverpool have worked so hard to get this, is there even a notion Glasgow is making an effort
I hope Liverpool win the bid

Devito
1 month ago

Baltic Triangle, here I come!

aaron
aaron
1 month ago

ESC will be in Glasgow
Olly Murs just announced a concert in the Liverpool arena on 6th of May 2023

Msig
Msig
1 month ago
Reply to  aaron

But he also announced a gig in Glasgow’s OVO Hydro 21 April 2023 …

aaron
aaron
1 month ago
Reply to  Msig

Yes and this enough time for an ESC at the end of May.

TJCat
TJCat
1 month ago
Reply to  aaron

Not necessarily. Previous arenas have been cleared for up to 8 weeks prior to the final

Devito
1 month ago
Reply to  TJCat

I would like to expect that the Italians taught us all a lesson – it’s never too early to start preparing.

Mäckerkop
Mäckerkop
1 month ago
Reply to  aaron

I don’t think it’s enough time. You can build a stage in 2 weeks. We need 2 Weeks for rehearsals already.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago
Reply to  aaron

I doubt the concert on 6th may got planned today. It’s a date that was planned weeks/months ago and if Liverpool gets selected as a host city he’ll either have to move or scrap his concert date.

I think almost every year events have to move to make room for eurovision. Rotterdam Ahoy team only got to know they would host eurovision on the day of the announcement in 2020.

aaron
aaron
1 month ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Would be stupid of them to present the tour dates on the day of the announcement of the host city. And intresting that the first concert is in Glasgow.

Henno
Henno
1 month ago

I’d love Liverpud to get it but I do believe Hydro is far more suited to a TV production, on paper it’s Glasgow. Based on passion and charisma, it’s Liverpud’.

Ellie
Ellie
1 month ago

When do people think ESC week will be?

Henno
Henno
1 month ago
Reply to  Ellie

16th-20th May 2023.

Skirmy
Skirmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Henno

I bloody hope so! I booked hotels on those dates only 😐

Darren
Darren
1 month ago

Out of the final 2, I’d like it to be Liverpool, (Manchester was my main choice though), but I’m convinced that it’s going to be Glasgow.
Just seems like BBC and the powers that be want it in Glasgow so I’ll be really surprised if Liverpool does get it.

Darren
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Concert Square in Liverpool (basically Liverpools Temple Bar) would make a great Eurovision village.
The Liver Building on the waterfront would make a great semi final allocation draw, Albert Dock would make a great red carpet ceremony venue too.
Just saying.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

None of these things are important to main broadcast, though, so should not be important to the decision.

Darren
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Well they’re going to be important to the decision, as they have been in previous years. So…..

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

How important? Not very.

Darren
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

They would be big factors in the final decision considering these elements are now a big part of the overall production and marketing. A city needs to be able to accommodate all aspects of hosting. These elements would be part of that.
Various groups, like tourist boards, business etc will want to show as much of the city off as possible. So yes, it plays a big part.
Hence why we will never have a host “city” like Millstreet ever again.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Hardly any of the viewers see any of those things, though. They’re not important to the actual contest… sad. #Millstreet2024

jot
jot
1 month ago

I just pictured Sam Ryder/Kalush/whoever and a kids choir singing “Imagine” by John Lennon similar to the opening of ESC in Malmo 2013 and now I’ll be disappointed if the won’t choose Liverpool. That could be epic.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  jot

This year’s final in Torino was opened with a John Lennon song, two years in a row?

jot
jot
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Seems like I did not pay enough attention this year. Shame on me…

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago

I really hope it’s Liverpool! 🙂

Luke B
Luke B
1 month ago

Can’t wait! As someone from Kent, I have no bias towards either city, and both would be great options. But if I HAD to choose I’d go with Liverpool, for two reasons: 1) the stronger Ukrainian connections, and 2) their passion. They been very public and vocal about their plans, whereas with Glasgow we’ve heard hardly a peep from them.

Maureen Galloway
Maureen Galloway
1 month ago
Reply to  Luke B

Glasgow is linked with a city in Ukraine and has been for many years. Glasgow does not need to push itself forward it’s there in all its glory and without doing much at all has been pushed forward. Wherever it goes I hope whoever wins has and enjoys a really happy Eurovision with lots of Ukrainian participation.

Thallo
Thallo
1 month ago

Liverpool’s bid won me over in the end.

If Glasgow won I wouldn’t be mad either. They’re both great cities and they’re also very similar, the only difference between them is the outside of the venue, which doesn’t matter at all.

I’m still petty that London isn’t hosting though, maybe next time!

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago
Reply to  Thallo

London should host when UK wins Eurovision

Aaron
Aaron
1 month ago

The show was recorded today. The info has leaked :

Liverpool / Final 20th of May

Thallo
Thallo
1 month ago
Reply to  Aaron

Source?

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Thallo

If it could be right…

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Aaron

The One Show or The Graham Norton Show?

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago
Reply to  Aaron

Graham norton just said he doesn’t even have the information himself yet.

Skdkf
Skdkf
1 month ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Yes but the Graham Norton show is pre recorded on Thursday for Friday so how could him and Sam discuss it if they don’t know

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Skdkf

They are discussing it on The One Show not his chat show.

Skdkf
Skdkf
1 month ago
Reply to  Laura

They didn’t confirm Sam for the one show only the Graham Norton show

jot
jot
1 month ago
Reply to  Aaron

Hosting Eurovision (especially in Liverpool) while the Champions League Semis take place the same week? I doubt it…

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
1 month ago
Reply to  jot

Klopp is not making any CL semis anymore tho, the decline has clearly begun for his current side…

Lf1002
Lf1002
1 month ago
Reply to  jot

Would Liverpool just not play the away tie that week?

But regardless, Liverpool from the 16th-20th feels like the one. I wouldn’t have said so a week ago but the momentum has shifted massively this week.

jot
jot
1 month ago
Reply to  Lf1002

It’s not just about LFC, but having SF1 clash with Champions League football does not seem like a good idea at all.

And I’m still going with Eurovision on the 27th – For whatever reason, ESC has taken place the day of the last matchday of German Bundesliga the last couple of years. Lets keep the tradition! 😀

Luke B
Luke B
1 month ago
Reply to  Aaron

The One Show is LIVE!

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Aaron

The One Show is live and Martin Osterdhal will be there so try again pal.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

This is exciting and I can’t wait tomorrow! Which ever city gets it the hosting job, I wish them luck

Henno
Henno
1 month ago

I wish to hell I put a 29-1 bid on Liverpool when the candidate cities were announced… lol – My intention is for Liverpool to host. They want it bad enough, with passion breeds creativity and creativity means for a very, very good show – especially with the BBC. Either candidate city will do a great, professional job – but Eurovision is glowing in Liverpool’s eyes. Go Liverpud!!

Henno
Henno
1 month ago
Reply to  Henno

29-1 bid = bet*

vetrina
vetrina
1 month ago

Liverpool’s candidature seems very concrete, let’s see if Glasgow can top this!

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

The one show – pray for all of us

Pauly
Pauly
1 month ago

i hope they announce the dates too.

I am concerned that it will be Liverpool and there’s literally no accommodation in May…

Extinguir
Extinguir
1 month ago
Reply to  Pauly

Because there’s for Glasgow? It would be news…

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

This is so cruel! How about posting about it 60 seconds = one minute BEFORE the announcement! You are now responsible for putting insomnia and stomach burns into people because of “nerves”. So disappointing! So disappointing!

Henno
Henno
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

lmfao, people obvs don’t your humour

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago

Exciting! I hope they also announce the dates. Don’t have any preferences but I do really like the atmosphere Ovo Hydro has.

Una
Una
1 month ago

This is exciting!! Inviting Sam Ryder is very considerate. What a nice plan!!!! The UK will do great, I can say that from now. Everything seems to have been handled brilliantly so far.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

Graham make me please and announce Liverpool tomorrow, I know you can do it for me 😉