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.
The host city of the @BBCEurovision Song Contest 2023, on behalf of Ukraine, will be announced on @BBCTheOneShow tonight!— BBC (@BBC) October 7, 2022
Tune in at 7pm on @BBCOne & @BBCiPlayer to find out if it's #Glasgow or #Liverpool! #Eurovision pic.twitter.com/1olSXbdzcY
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.
? Esta mañana Graham Norton ha desvelado en el Morning Show de @VirginRadioUK que MAÑANA sabremos la sede de Eurovisión 2023 en Reino Unido— ESCplus España ?? | Noticias de Eurovisión (@escplus_es) October 6, 2022
“Mañana debatiremos con Sam Ryder sobre la sede de #Eurovision 2023, la cual para entonces sabremos todos” pic.twitter.com/1gO2aG0FlZ
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.
?? Graham Norton will be welcoming #Eurovision 2022 singer @SamRyderMusic to his show next week ? ? pic.twitter.com/QDVKmtl1Bp— wiwibloggs (@wiwibloggs) September 30, 2022
Liverpool 9th, 11th, 13th May
Please let it be Glasgow ?
I’m hoping for Glasgow but I think Liverpool may have gained some last minute momentum. I’m also expecting a potential June contest…
Liverpool have worked so hard to get this, is there even a notion Glasgow is making an effort
I hope Liverpool win the bid
Baltic Triangle, here I come!
ESC will be in Glasgow
Olly Murs just announced a concert in the Liverpool arena on 6th of May 2023
But he also announced a gig in Glasgow’s OVO Hydro 21 April 2023 …
Yes and this enough time for an ESC at the end of May.
Not necessarily. Previous arenas have been cleared for up to 8 weeks prior to the final
I would like to expect that the Italians taught us all a lesson – it’s never too early to start preparing.
I don’t think it’s enough time. You can build a stage in 2 weeks. We need 2 Weeks for rehearsals already.
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.
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.
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’.
When do people think ESC week will be?
16th-20th May 2023.
I bloody hope so! I booked hotels on those dates only 😐
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.
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.
None of these things are important to main broadcast, though, so should not be important to the decision.
Well they’re going to be important to the decision, as they have been in previous years. So…..
How important? Not very.
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.
Hardly any of the viewers see any of those things, though. They’re not important to the actual contest… sad. #Millstreet2024
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.
This year’s final in Torino was opened with a John Lennon song, two years in a row?
Seems like I did not pay enough attention this year. Shame on me…
I really hope it’s Liverpool! 🙂
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.
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.
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!
London should host when UK wins Eurovision
The show was recorded today. The info has leaked :
Liverpool / Final 20th of May
If it could be right…
The One Show or The Graham Norton Show?
Graham norton just said he doesn’t even have the information himself yet.
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
They didn’t confirm Sam for the one show only the Graham Norton show
Hosting Eurovision (especially in Liverpool) while the Champions League Semis take place the same week? I doubt it…
Klopp is not making any CL semis anymore tho, the decline has clearly begun for his current side…
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.
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! 😀
The One Show is LIVE!
This is exciting and I can’t wait tomorrow! Which ever city gets it the hosting job, I wish them luck
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!!
29-1 bid = bet*
lmfao, people obvs don’t your humour
Liverpool’s candidature seems very concrete, let’s see if Glasgow can top this!
The one show – pray for all of us
i hope they announce the dates too.
I am concerned that it will be Liverpool and there’s literally no accommodation in May…
Because there’s for Glasgow? It would be news…
Exciting! I hope they also announce the dates. Don’t have any preferences but I do really like the atmosphere Ovo Hydro has.
Graham make me please and announce Liverpool tomorrow, I know you can do it for me 😉