Eurovision 2023 acts 7 february

National final season is well underway, and the Eurovision 2023 playlist is growing day by day.

In the midst of a bitter winter, we’ve got new Eurovision entries from Norway, Spain, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and Ireland — taking us to a total of eight entries as of 7 February. 

Now it’s time for the all-important question. Who is your favourite Eurovision act so far? 

Scroll down to vote in our poll.

Eurovision 2023 acts: New additions

Czech Republic: VESNA — “My Sister’s Crown”

Flying the Czech flag at Eurovision 2023 is multi-national folk-pop band VESNA. After a landslide victory at ESCZ, they’re bringing their Ukrainian-Czech-Bulgarian-English-language track “My Sister’s Crown” to Liverpool.

Ireland: Wild Youth — “We Are One”

Boyband Wild Youth will make the short trip across the Irish sea to sing “We Are One” in Liverpool. They debuted the live version of their track at Eurosong 2023 during a special broadcast of Ryan Tubridy’s The Late Late Show. Wild Youth beat out fan favourite CONNOLLY by just two points — scoring the maximum 12 points from the voting Irish public. 

Norway: Alessandra — “Queen of Kings”

Norway has a new queen. Alessandra triumphed at Melodi Grand Prix 2023, beating out stiff competition from Eurovision 2020 alum Ulrikke and MGP veteran Atle Pettersen. “Queen of Kings” is a nod to female empowerment, with lyrics depicting the god-like prowess of woman. 

Slovenia: Joker Out — “Carpe Diem”

Meet the new face of Slovenian indie rock. Joker Out presented “Carpe Diem” — their Eurovision 2023 track — during a special broadcast at Misija Liverpool. The Slovene-language track is a party song about seizing the day and living life in the moment. 

Spain: Blanca Paloma — “Eaea”

After finishing fifth at Benidorm Fest 2022, Blanca Paloma made a triumphant return to take the Benidorm Fest 2023 crown. “Eaea” is a haunting lullaby, inspired by Spanish literature, culture, and Blanca’s heritage. The new-age flamenco track topped the professional jury vote and the public televote, pushing Blanca to the top above fan favourites Agoney and Vicco.

Previously chosen acts

Poll: Who is your favourite Eurovision 2023 act so far?

Past results

Our last poll in January put the then-selected three Eurovision 2023 acts up to the test. Belgium came out on top, with Ukraine close behind. 

  1. Belgium: Gustaph — “Because of You” — 38.68%, 957 votes
  2. Ukraine: Tvorchi — “Heart of Steel” — 35.81%, 886 votes
  3. Albania: Albina & Familj Klemendi — “Duje” — 25.51%, 631 votes

Total votes: 2,474

Which Eurovision 2023 act did you vote for? Do you think they’ll still be your favourite once new songs are revealed? Let us know in the comments.

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Kristijan Ruži?
1 year ago

The best song for Eurosong 2023 .is Croatian bend LET 3 with song Mama Š? ??

Sally
Sally
1 year ago

I am really curious about what Czech Republic will do with staging. I like the song but flat out hated that video. I hope they don’t stage a version of it.

blueeyed
blueeyed
1 year ago

I don’t like any of these. All are terrible.

Amar pelos dois
Amar pelos dois
1 year ago

España 11,5/12
Eslovenia 9/12
Republica Checa 8,5/12
Irlanda 8/12
Albania 8/12
Noruega 6,5/12
Ucrania 5/12
Belgica 1/12

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
2 months ago

Spain 9,5/12
Slovenia 5,5/12
Czechia 10/12
Ireland 3,5/12
Albania 6/12
Norway 3/12
Ukraine 8,5/12
Belgium 2/12

Itchybean
Itchybean
1 year ago

Seems like this poll has influenced greatly the odds. With Ukraine in 7th place the bookies have made them even more of a sure favourite. ?
Songs not politics people

Lucille
1 year ago

Ofc the yass queen bop is first…

Kostas
Kostas
1 year ago

Usually, Norway is always one of my favorites, but this year I’ll have to pass.
This song is bad. It’s generic, soulless and plastic.
I don’t get the hype.
Slovenia is the best so far.

Karl
Karl
1 year ago
Reply to  Kostas

I can’t stand Norway either. And like you, I’m usually a big fan of Norway every year.

Morten
Morten
1 year ago
Reply to  Kostas

I’ll bet you are one of those who vote for ukraine in sympathy.
Norway has by far the best song it’s so obvious. And generic is good for Eurovision, always have been. If you had better ears, you would get the hype, Beatles where the most generic group ever. They made it okay

Mqe
Mqe
1 year ago

Admittedly this is a little off topic but – I really don’t appreciate the favouritism Wiwi show to some acts/countries and disregarding others in their videos. Sure, I understand they like some NFs more than others and it makes sense to cover the big ones like Melfest, but… Slovenia’s song came out almost a week ago and still no reaction video whatsoever. The Czech song was just released and already has a video. Meanwhile they keep posting reaction to some NF songs from other countries that haven’t even been selected yet. I really don’t see why most other Eurovision channels… Read more »

Karl
Karl
1 year ago
Reply to  Mqe

What I miss the most is Deban. He used to be in almost every video, and now he barely makes an appearance. And no offense to Cinan, but stanning every song and acting like it’s the best thing ever is not very useful.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Karl

Maybe Deban is busy with other things and doesn’t have as much time to work with wiwibloggs as in the past?

Matej
Matej
1 year ago
Reply to  Mqe

I agree! We still don’t have Slovenian reaction. Like we don’t exists for them…

William Lee Adams
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Matej

Unfortunately I have a respiratory track infection that spread to my ears, so have been unable to film any videos since Benidorm. No Spain, Norway, Slovenia, etc. But as soon as I am feeling better I plan to do so. And actually we have an interview with Joker Out scheduled, so the love will come soon <3

William Lee Adams
Admin
1 year ago

And Deban will feature in both Slovenia and Norway — he’s currently on holiday in Central America.

Karl
Karl
1 year ago

Omg William, get well soon! Take good care of yourself! <3

Mqe
Mqe
1 year ago

Thanks for the clarification, William!
Sorry to hear that about your infection and I hope it clears up soon. 🙂

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Mqe

I hoped you learned a lesson today.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago

Ugh, how awful. I hope you get better soon. Take care of your health.

Karl
Karl
1 year ago

And when the world’s got me going crazaaayyy..
So good.

Franky
Franky
1 year ago

Belgium’s entry has nothing going for it. The only talking ooint is the artist’s clothes and it’s clearly wearing him rather than he wearing it.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago

There are still more songs to come, especially as we will get seven more songs this Saturday, but I think things are starting to perk up a little.

Lucille
1 year ago

My top:

1. Czech Republic
2. Spain
3. Ukraine
4. Norway
5. Slovenia
6. Albania
7. Ireland
8. Belgium

Ritoli
Ritoli
1 year ago

None! for now tho… I will wait for the other songs and than I will choose.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Ritoli

We know who you’re waiting for.

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

I only like Ireland and Slovenia. The rest hold no space in my mind.

frencheuro
frencheuro
1 year ago

Voted for Slovenia (love the chorus) and Czech Republic (which I find very powerful). I have mixed feelings with Ireland, I love the anthemic aspect of the song, but it’s also very inoffensive.. Spain feels strange to my ears, but I like the diversity they’re bringing. And congratulations for going risky!
Overall a nice beginning, I like the diversity of languages so far (though I would have preferred Belgium to sing in French 😉 )
The only song I’d rather skip so far is Norway ^^

Dane
Dane
1 year ago

How can Spain be second in this poll? its 3 min of screaming

Morten
Morten
1 year ago
Reply to  Dane

Spanish people are the biggest viewers on this site, that’s why. That’s why you have minus a lot on this post. Spanish people always think they have the best act 🙂

Dane
Dane
1 year ago
Reply to  Morten

It makes sense

Erik
Erik
1 year ago

The top three strand out, but not in a particular order:
Czech Republic, Norway, Spain

The rest is not as catchy.
First 8 songs are much more promising than it can be this time a year. Hopefully a diverse year when it comes to genres and languages

Mark
Mark
1 year ago
Reply to  Erik

Those three are my bottom three.

Raphael
Raphael
1 year ago

Norway, Czech Republic and Belgium!

SebESC23
SebESC23
1 year ago

No stand out just yet which makes it interesting. This is where staging makes the difference and on the night it can elevate a song and change everything as we all know. There is not much between all the songs so far and I can see how they all would have fans. Personally, the Czech Republic is my favourite and Albania is my least favourite.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 year ago

I hear Blanca Paloma is doing a duet with Florence and the Machine. They are busy looking for volunteers to stand on their feet!

Amar pelos dois
Amar pelos dois
1 year ago

Spain is by far the best with a certain distance, followed by Slovenia and Czech Republic.

My current last place is very clearly Belgium.

BjorkLord
BjorkLord
1 year ago

Shocked not to see bookies favourite Ukraine winning this poll by a landslide. I thought everyone loved it?

Go_A Stan
Go_A Stan
1 year ago
Reply to  BjorkLord

I think when put by the mike, Ukraine would score very well, but it seems easy to forget about. Just like before Vidbir, this one is lurking.

Man
Man
1 year ago
Reply to  BjorkLord

It’s gonna Winn ESC anyway. It’s dosnt matter what song they have, they gonna winn

Krøt
Krøt
1 year ago

My top
1. Norway
2. Czech Republic
3. Spain
4. Albania
5. Ukraine
6. Belgium
7. Slovenia
8. Ireland

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 year ago

Norway? Seriously? Come on…

Knut Olav
Knut Olav
1 year ago

I simply can’t understand all the buzz around the Spanish entry! It was my #8 and bottom in that final and is so far from my music taste that it can get. Apparantly there are something here that I don’t get, but for me it’s a clear rock bottom among these eight entries. Sorry to all of you that love it!

WERGELAND
WERGELAND
1 year ago
Reply to  Knut Olav

Nor can I – it baffles me that some are takin in by this cacophonic mess (and I like originality and folk)

Dane
Dane
1 year ago
Reply to  Knut Olav

I agree. Spain is really bad this year

apollinischesprinzip
apollinischesprinzip
1 year ago

my faves: spain, ukraine, slovenia and czech republic (in this order)
songs that i like: ireland, norway (also in this order) – both are enjoyable but seem dated.
songs i don’t get: albania
songs i dislike: belgium (Belgium used to be my fave country)

overall decent start. not bad but not amazing. ukraine is definitely underrated? worse than belgium and albania? be real now.

Silvia
Silvia
1 year ago

1. Spain
2. Slovenia
3. Ukraine ( I don’t get why it is last here)

Stephen
Stephen
1 year ago

You know im really sick of seeing all the hate for ireland year after year. If u date to say ukraine Belgium or Albania Have better songs there is clearat something wrong. Ireland Will qualify with decent Staging trust me.

Darren
Darren
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephen

This is true.
While Ireland is definitely not sending the best song, I see no difference in quality between that and some of the fan favorites so far.

We don’t stand a chance when it’s “cool” to hate on it.
Some countries can send the same tired/cliche songs every year and they’re lauded by the community. It’s always been that way though

Ari
Ari
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephen

I dare to say Albania has a better song and there is absolutely nothing wrong. The Albanian lead singer is very driven and gives it her all on stage and the whole family thing is very interesting. Ireland on the other hand is not. And I will point out that these lyrics are abysmal coming from anyone but coming from native speakers, they are an utter embarrassment. Theyre so bad that it hurts.

Dani
Dani
1 year ago
Reply to  Ari

And it’s not like Ireland didn’t have options either. “Midnight Summer Night” was a very respectable effort and hey, even “Down in the Rain” would have been a risky choice that I’d have been totally fine with.
“We Are One” just feels extremely safe and that’s not something I connect with. No hate towards Ireland, I’d love them to do great but I’m not vibing with this entry.

Ari
Ari
1 year ago
Reply to  Dani

I thought all Irish NF entries were weak but watching all the performances, it was incredibly obvious to me that “Midnight Summer Night” was the only act that had at least *something* going for it. I’d argue “We are one” is so safe that it’s unsafe. Mediocrity made worse by atrocious lyrics and a surprisingly weak composition. There’s just nothing there and I’m not gonna pretend otherwise. I’d say they are looking at mediocrity from way *down in the rain* with that song.

Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  Dani

Not that this means a whole lot but my family and friends watched the selection on Friday (they didnt vote any just gave verdicts) and they didnt like connollys song at all
Not sure why but We are one for some reason was their favourite.

Dani
Dani
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

At the end of the day it’s down to everyone’s personal taste. My mother and I don’t live in the same country anymore and Eurovision selection is something we both enjoy and she couldn’t listen to “We are one” as a whole because she hated it. And she has Albania as her #1 so far.

Ari
Ari
1 year ago
Reply to  Dani

I love your mother 🙂

Séamus Mór
Séamus Mór
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

I’m not a big fan of We Are One but I don’t get all the love for Midnight Summer Night at all, it’s extremely repetitive, 20 seconds of it might sound OK as background music but 3 minutes on a big stage would be instantly forgettable. Wild was probably a better song but let down by a poor performance and staging.

Dec
Dec
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

None of the other acts could sing live. This was (and has been) the major issue. Wild Youth held nailed their vocals. This is precisely why they went through. Furthermore until Ireland adopts a selection process akin to Italy, Norway and Sweden, they will never produce another credible song. Historically, the late late show has been used and it is terribly outdated – and it shows when their selections cannot even sing without autotune.

Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  Ari

Whilst I can acknowledge the talent and vocal of Albina, the song sounds quite messy and unfortunately dated. As I said when it won FiK, in a year where televoters selected the winner, they chose a song they would’ve given out about jurors selecting in other years.

Ari
Ari
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

Televoting will hopefully be here to stay. The package works for me. I’m not saying it’s a great song, but I like the heavy orchestration and the voices blending together. It has something going for it. When I compare it with all the others out there right now, I’d argue it’s a song that is easily among the better ones.

Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  Ari

but yes lyrically, we are one I think is pretty pathetic, especially when you’ve the likes of lxandra and Elsie in other selections that have very impactful almost poetic lyrics.

Séamus Mór
Séamus Mór
1 year ago
Reply to  Ari

I’m Irish and I agree with you but there was a Swede involved and I’m less that impressed that someone decided that having a bit of help from a Swede would bring a song to the next level because it clearly doesn’t.

I was having a coffee in a motorway service station yesterday and heard Gavin James’ song “Greatest Hits”. I’d be really happy with something like that representing Ireland.

Flingfajab
Flingfajab
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephen

Agreed. Ireland isn’t the best song this year but it’s a damn sight better than tvorchi with his church organ and dated 80s rap.
But tvorchi is a hero to many riding on the back of a war. Years ago heart of steel wouldn’t have made the final
Everything is promotion and politics here days. You can be an idiot and with the right promotion be the greatest success
Eg boris and trump

WERGELAND
WERGELAND
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephen

Full support!!! Greetings Norway

Thallo
Thallo
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephen

Ireland’s song is simply TOO basic. It’s a nice & clean song, but I’d rather have a messy & unique song than boiled chicken seasoned with salt.

It’s Eurovision after all, bring your A-game and get creative, or don’t bother participating.

Séamus Mór
Séamus Mór
1 year ago
Reply to  Thallo

It’s not seasoned with ANYTHING, that’s the problem.

Erik
Erik
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephen

To like another song better is not hate. The UK usually send something Europe can’t connect to. Australia sends something much better and then Ireland sends something in between the two extremes. When it comes to lyrics for example, English is not the first language in most of Eurovision countries, so don’t make it too complicated. Also make the melody or other elements very catchy.
I don’t think Ireland always does bad. They are just balancing in between. Seldom in the very bottom, but also seldom reaching beyond just a tenth placement

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 year ago

Czechia, Slovenia and Spain.

Neila
Neila
1 year ago

I actually like Ukraine and Spain songs most, maybe Belgium too. Vesna for me did not look good LIVE, so for that I need to see on a day. Norway is a good one too. Albania is not to my liking at all. Slovenia is fun, but I don’t know if I’d pick it on spotify. Ireland is also cute actually.

Garbo
Garbo
1 year ago

Spain, Slovenia and Norway so far

Leif
Leif
1 year ago

I guess I’m not in a majorty for thinking that Spain is perfectly fine just but too repetitive for a full litsten. It’s to much with the constant Eaea’s for me, I can’t listen to that for an entire song. The artistry, vocals, clapping and staging are very much appreciated but I would not put this on a playlist. It feels like a performance piece to me. Which might work in Eurovision but… I’m not sure we’re looking at the commercial runaway winner here. It’s possible it will still grow more on my but I honeslty don’t think I can… Read more »

Lorena
Lorena
1 year ago
Reply to  Leif

I am not sure I get your point: if you ask about success at Eurovision 2022, for example, I think I would never answer Rosa Linn. If you ask about success after Eurovision 2022, for sure, the correct answer is Rosa Linn.
I think the aim of this survey is to know what we think about performances AT Eurovision 2023, but maybe I’m wrong.

Leif
Leif
1 year ago
Reply to  Lorena

Oh, well. I’m basically just saying that while this is objectively speaking not a bad song, I would not listen to it because I find it too repetitive. So, as a song for listening pleasure, it’s a no for me. But I can totally see it working live on a Eurovision stage and getting a good placement. To your point, Spain will probably achieve the opposite of Rosa Linn in my opinion: More success at Eurovision… but no big commercial success (outside of Spain). Also, I guess we disagree on what the survey is asking (survey’s like this are clearly… Read more »

Luke A
Luke A
1 year ago

Slovenia, Spain and Albania for me

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

Spain is my current favorite by a landslide. But I also like what Czech Republic, Norway and Slovenia are bringing to the table.

Zanoni
Zanoni
1 year ago

Finally, some action! I’ve got Blanca Paloma #1 and Joker Out #2. I have to listen to Vesna some more but I’m a little worried it’s a boring song dressed up with things Eurovision fans like.

Roelof M
Roelof M
1 year ago

Well as always, the year gets stronger as it goes. My current top 3 are Slovenia, Spain and the Czech Republic, and I see them staying in my final top 10. Can’t wait for the crazy Saturday coming up, with 8 new entries!

Film4o
Film4o
1 year ago

Czech, Norway and Slovenia are the ones i added to my playlist and like.

Grft
Grft
1 year ago

YA EAEA YA EAEAAAAA

Karl
Karl
1 year ago

So apparently (according to Twitter), Vesna are getting disqualified because there is a member of the group who is from Russia, and Ukrainians don’t like that. So much for “united by music”, I see.
Ukraine does not get to dictate which act a country sends. I’m getting really sick of them acting like they own the contest and expecting everyone to bow down to their demands. The truth is that Ukraine should have not participated in the contest last year or this year.

Ari
Ari
1 year ago
Reply to  Karl

Tough luck. They’re not even hosting and they sure as hell don’t get to say who is allowed to travel to the city of Liverpool.

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago
Reply to  Karl

I didn’t like the entry much but such a demand is ludicrous and feels like Ukraine is out of their minds

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 year ago
Reply to  Karl

But that cant be true, or there might be something else that we dont know. Disqualifying a country just because one of the singers is Russian is nonsense. I dont think EBU will agree to this.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

I think Czech Republic will be fine. People sometime make mountains out of mole hills.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

Don’t lock me in too hard but, honestly, I think it’s Slovenia.

Ari
Ari
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Locked in.

Mbappe
Mbappe
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Locked you up, locked you down, locked you in, locked you up, locked you sidewaaaays…

Darren
Darren
1 year ago

Not seeing the hype around Norway tbh sure the song is good but it’s not THAT good. Calling it a winner is very premature. It’s actually a bit dated in my opinion. Very mid 00s Eurovision. I’ll be downvoted coz I broke ranks with eurofans treating this as some kind of gift, but just giving my opinion. No particular song stands out to me just yet, I definitely don’t think the winner has been picked yet, but the songs I like most at the moment out of the songs picked are Ukraine and Slovenia but as I say, they’re not… Read more »

Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  Darren

I’ll be honest, whilst I do like the song (its grand) I’m surprised more people haven’t said it sounds somewhat dated. I had the same predicament with Klara in Melfest last year and I felt that it wasn’t a contender to win melfest given that aspect. I do personally find Queen of kings more enjoyable and I prefer their stage concept but yeah, I am surprised no ones really said anything about that.

Darren
Darren
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

I mean it’s an ok song but if it was any other country that isn’t one of the fan faves every year, it would be slated.
But nope, it’s like 4th in the odds.
It’s a very overrated song in my opinion.

Itchybean
Itchybean
1 year ago
Reply to  Darren

Spain entry is dated far more. That’s old style Spanish flamenco from decades and centuries back.
Norway is at best 7-10 years dated

Darren
Darren
1 year ago
Reply to  Itchybean

Spai isn’t a favorite to win though, unlike Norway which is dated and well…is a favorite.

Leo M
Leo M
1 year ago

My top 3:

Slovenia has grown a lot on me, reminds me a bit of British indie rock from the mid noughties.

Norway is really strong too, but needs to elevate staging even more in Liverpool

Czech Republic have the best song, national final performance wasn’t the best but interested to see how they do on the big stage

Anna
Anna
1 year ago

Slovenia best so far ?

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  Anna

Not a ? Should be a !

Percy
Percy
1 year ago

Albania without a doubt. I love the family band, they have everything I love about Eurovision. It’s different, it’s emotional, it’s powerful. I can’t wait to see the staging in Liverpool. Honestly it’s gonna take a lot to beat that for me and I’m surprised to see it so low on the list right now.

Felix
Felix
1 year ago

Norway. Spain is a little grating. Still my top 3 tho. I can appreciate a risk, its just not my favorite.

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago

Slovenia and Spain are my favorites so far 😀
Not too much to write home about the rest, though Ukraine’s entry somehow has managed to grow on me :v

Escfan
1 year ago

Songs I’m really liking:
Czech Republic,
Norway
Spain,
Slovenia
Ukraine

Middle ground (dont love the song but I see potential in)

Ireland (my own country) It wasn’t my choice to select, I voted Connolly but they are competant performers who have toured with the likes of The script,Lewis Capaldi and Niall Horan. I hope they will have good staging and I want a revamp (dunno if it’ll happen).

songs I’m not a fan of at all:

Albania,
Belgium.

lol
lol
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

i messaged Wild Youth’s lead Conor on instagram, he says they are revamping

Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  lol

oh good, I hope its like yknow full on and not just tweaking a few yokes here and there.

Thanos
Thanos
1 year ago

Slovenia, Spain and Ireland are the three songs I like the most in they order so far.

Span
Span
1 year ago

Spain, by far.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 year ago

Irish song sounds to me like an old hit from One Direction