Eurovision season is upon us. In the build up to this year’s song contest kicking off in Liverpool this May, the team here at wiwibloggs is bringing you all the latest news from the world of Eurovision 2023.
In today’s daily digest, Slovenia’s Joker Out are recording a new single with a Liverpudlian music legend, and Marco Mengoni hits a milestone in his music career. But first…
Eurovision news: 28 March 2023
Mae Muller hits three million streams
She wrote a song, and it’s doing numbers. The UK’s Mae Muller celebrated hitting three million streams of “I Wrote A Song” on Spotify. As of 28 March, only seven other Eurovision 2023 songs have surpassed the three million mark — France, Czechia, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Italy.
WE HIT 3 MILLION STREAMS ON SPOTIFY LETS GOOOOO— Mae Muller ?? (@maemuller_) March 27, 2023
Joker Out take an early trip to Liverpool
A month earlier than planned, Joker Out are heading to Liverpool. The Slovenian boyband will film the music video for their new single “New Wave” in the Eurovision host city, together with Liverpool music legend Elvis Costello.
We have landed in the UK ?? We’ll spend the days before the Warsaw preparty to film a music video for our upcoming single New wave ft. Elvis Costello ?? pic.twitter.com/y7SQ1mmvvR— Joker Out Official (@JokerOutBand) March 28, 2023
Victor Vernicos teases “What They Say” staging
On his Instagram story, Greek star Victor Vernicos teased fans with footage from rehearsals of his Eurovision 2023 performance. A short video shows the first glimpse of his stage show for Liverpool, as the “What They Say” singer sits at a black grand piano in a studio rehearsal space.
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Marco Mengoni hits 70 platinum record certifications
Upon the double platinum certification of his Eurovision song “Due Vite”, the Sanremo 2023 champion has a new accolade to his name. Marco Mengoni’s discography now boasts a total of 70 platinum certifications. “Due Vite” is Marco’s 22nd single to be certified platinum. In 2013, his song for Malmö “L’essenziale” went platinum four times in Italy.
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Piqued Jacks confirm “Like An Animal” studio version release date
San Marino’s Piqued Jacks will release the studio version of their Eurovision song next week. “Like An Animal” hits streaming services on Friday 5 April.
The wait is over.— Piqued Jacks (@PiquedJacks) March 28, 2023
'Like An Animal' will be out on April 5th. ?
Thanks for you patience.
Pre-save it now https://t.co/eSmMJ4cwq5#Eurovision2023 #unavocepersanmarino #piquedjacks #likeananimal pic.twitter.com/aeJsQNzdIj
Pasha Parfeni records Eurovision postcard
Preparations for Liverpool are underway in Liverpool as Pasha Parfeni records his postcard for Moldova. Before every performance at Eurovision, a short ‘postcard’ video is shown showcasing the artist — and often, their home country, their interests, or a location in the host country. Pasha is out in the woods recording his video. And thus, the speculation begins — what will the 2023 postcards look like?
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Wanna know what’s the theme of this year‘s postcards? all 37 will be filmed in each participants’ home country, not the host nation as it had been for the last several contests since 2018. The last time we had home country, postcards was probably 2017. It Will be interesting to see how many contest have done postcards inside the host nation or outside it.
The UK aren’t really the host, so it makes sense. They are hosting “on behalf” of somebody else. I wonder what Ukraine’s postcard will be.
in a proper Song Contest he would have won easily .
Sanremo? He did! He still might in Liverpool too.
I think Pasha will enjoy the temperature more in a week when he plants a tree in the Eurovision Forest in Jerusalem.
You forgot to mention Finland in the countries list that have more than 3 millions of listens on spotify.
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