Going into Super Saturday we had eight confirmed songs for Eurovision 2023. During that very long night we added another seven — from Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Malta, and Romania — taking us to 15. Now that you’ve had time to sleep and pop a few painkillers, we just have to ask: Which Eurovision 2023 act is your favourite so far?
In our last poll, Norway’s Alessandra came out on top. But who will snatch the crown in the increasingly crowded field this week?
Vote in our poll below and let us know. If you need a reminder of the new acts that have entered the frame, scroll down for the video and a brief description.
Who is your favourite Eurovision 2023 act so far? (February 12)
Super Saturday: The 7 Confirmed Acts
Five-piece rock band Let 3 are known for their shocking live performances and vulgar lyrics. Their Dora performance was wild — but it’s only a hint of the outré style they’re known for. They appear to be mocking totalitarianism and authoritarian leaders. Will Europe get the joke?
Danish voters went for Reiley — the first singer from the Faroe Islands to ever represent Denmark. Ahead of the show, Reiley told us that his electronic number “Breaking My Heart” really captures his sound and emotions. “It’s one of the songs I wrote a while ago — I remember it was very relatable to me at the time ’cause I had gone through some stuff.”
Eesti Laul winer Alika topped a field of 12 acts with her smooth and dramatic ballad “Bridges.” She sings of building a path out of heartache and trouble and toward a new tomorrow. It starts with you. “I forgive myself for all the lies I said before,” she says. “Now I see the road of healing lights, showing me where I should go and what to leave behind.”
Ten years after he last made a turn on the Eurovision stage, Marco Mengoni is back with “Due Vite,” a dreamy Italian ballad. As you’d expect from Marco, the tender song carries deep emotion: “I should phone you, tell you the things I feel, but I’ve run out of excuses.”
Four-piece band Sudden Lights bring an exciting mix of sounds in “Aija,” which reads like a contemporary lullaby. They sing: “Don’t cry, I’ll try to sing the right words at the right time…please don’t wake up.”
At the end of Malta’s marathon national selection, one act remained standing: The Busker with “Dance (Our Own Party).” The saxy opening gives way to a playful, feel-good number that mixes funk, dance and a whole lot of quirkiness.
Theodor Andrei’s performance of “D.G.T. (Off and On)” was a lot of things — a rock performance, a strip tease, a statement against war. Our readers have asked how to define where gimmick ends and art begins. You decide.
Who did you vote for and why? Let us know in the comments box down below!