After months of speculation, the beans have been spilled. Say hello to the UK Eurovision 2023 entry. Mae Muller will fly the British flag on home soil in Liverpool with her empowering pop anthem “I Wrote A Song”.
On Thursday morning, Zoe Ball and Rylan formally unveiled Mae as the UK Eurovision entry on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast show.
Last night, The Sun leaked BBC producers had hand-picked Mae Muller to sing for the UK at Eurovision this May.
Mae Muller — “I Wrote A Song” (UK Eurovision 2023)
Mae first appeared on Eurovision detectives’ radars after posting a TikTok at BBC Maida Vale studios, where she recorded a session with BBC Radio One. Last year, Sam Ryder also recorded a session at the studio prior to his reveal as the UK Eurovision act.
Other rumoured names included Birdy, Freya Ridings and Rina Sawayama. But in the end, the BBC awarded the coveted Eurovision ticket to Mae Muller.
Mae co-wrote “I Wrote A Song” alongside Brit-nominated songwriter Lewis Thompson and Karen Poole. The 25-year-old Londoner describes the song as a summertime empowering pop anthem about resilience and sisterhood.
On TikTok, Mae wrote: “This song is for the girlies that went through heartache, hurt or pain and came out of the other side, who persevered and came out stronger, who took the high road and chose to love themselves.
“Crying at home? Absolutely not. Spend the night at home? It’s a no from me. […] It’s giving growth. It’s giving empowerment. It’s giving liberation”.
Mae told BBC Radio 2: “This is such a level up from anything I’ve ever done”.
Mae Muller will sing “I Wrote A Song” in the Eurovision 2023 grand final on Saturday 13 May.
Who is Mae Muller?
Mae Muller is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter from London. Her signature feel-good pop sound is inspired by the likes of Gwen Stefani, The Chicks and Lily Allen.
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She first found fame in 2019 when her song “Better Days” — a collaboration with Swedish group Neiked and American rapper Polo G — charted in the UK top 40 and reached the US top 30. She went on to perform the track on Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show.
In 2022, Mae released empowerment anthem “I Just Came To Dance”, which has amassed more than 2.5 million Spotify streams to date. This year, she teamed up with Sigala, Caity Baser and Stefflon Don on summertime pop banger “Feels So Good”.
What do you think of “I Wrote A Song”? How will the United Kingdom perform at Eurovision?