Eurovision is right around the corner. And in the build up to the 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, Noa Kirel gets busy with rehearsals, and Teya & Salena go ice skating as they shoot their Eurovision postcard. But first…
Eurovision news: 29 March 2023
Voyager goes behind the scenes of “Promise”
Next month, they’ll make a cross-continental voyage to Liverpool to sing “Promise” at Eurovision. And ahead of their song contest debut, Voyager are taking fans on a behind-the-scenes journey of the making of their Eurovision track. Lead singer Danny Estrin showed off his powerhouse vocals in exclusive footage from the “Promise” recording session at Hopping Mouse Studios in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Israel’s Noa Kirel shares first rehearsal clip
Noa Kirel doesn’t just have the power of a unicorn — she has the power of dance. And she proves that in this rehearsal clip from her private dance studio. As Noa asks, “So you wanna see me dance?,” she walks and turns before dipping it low and fast as she arches her back. This unicorn is throwing shapes and we can’t wait to see more. (William)
FIRST VIDEO FROM @noakirel REHEARSLS for @Eurovision— ESC Noa Kirel ? (@UseThis4Fun) March 28, 2023
Austria’s Teya & Salena shoot their postcard
Did somebody ask for Edgar Allan Poe on ice? Teya & Salena are ready to sleigh as they film their Eurovision 2023 postcard. The Austrian duo donned ice skates and performed choreography from their “Who the hell is Edgar?” music video, as they prepare their presentation for Liverpool.
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Marvin Dietmann to stage direct Iru’s performance
Georgian broadcaster 1TV has revealed they’ve secured the help of Marvin Dietmann for their adventures in Liverpool. The Austrian stage director will be working on the scenography of Iru’s performance of “Echo”. Marvin has become a regular name in the world of Eurovision, having previously worked on the stage shows of a number of acts since 2011 — this includes 2014 winner Conchita Wurst and 2022 runner-up Sam Ryder. (Jonathan)
Update: We also have our first footage of Iru rehearsing with Marvin, alongside the team’s choreographer.
First look at Iru, her choreographer and Marvin Dietmann staging “Echo” ?????? #Eurovision pic.twitter.com/3TsJNJZXa3— Who the hell is Zura ?? ? | ?? ?? (@zg_georgia) March 29, 2023
Germany, Austria and Switzerland to have joint Eurovision shows for the first time
Get ready for some joint Germanic slayage. For the first time ever, Germany’s Das Erste, Austria’s ORF 1 and Switzerland’s SRF 1 will be broadcasting some collaborative Eurovision shows on Saturday 13 May. The two programmes — ESC – the Countdown and ESC – the Aftershow — will come directly before and after the grand final. Both shows will be broadcast live from Liverpool’s Tate Museum and will be hosted by Barbara Schöneberger. (Jonathan)
Eurovision pre-parties continue to fill up
We’re officially into the Eurovision pre-party season, where fans have the opportunity to see their favourite 2023 participants perform before the big event. The line-up of each pre-party is growing by the day. In addition to Loreen’s confirmation for London, we also now know that Luke Black is heading to Madrid, while Käärijä will be teaching all of Amsterdam how to “Cha Cha Cha”. Israel Calling’s latest additions include Monika Linkytė, Let 3 and Blanka. (Jonathan)
??Halo?— Eurovision-Spain.com | PrePartyES (@eurospaincom) March 29, 2023
?Luke Black se apunta a la #PrePartyES23??
??Serbia es el 2?4?º país confirmado para los conciertos de #Eurovision en Madrid de la próxima semana (Santa)
?Ultimísimas entradas en…https://t.co/00morOkFJZ
?Y más info en…https://t.co/emhxGDg4MJ pic.twitter.com/sSJcuKrzTz
It’s crazy; it’s party! Käärijä ?? will be with us in Amsterdam! You’re welcome to CHA CHA CHA along with us at @AFASLive on Saturday, 15 April! ? ??— EurovisionInConcert (@ESCinConcert) March 29, 2023
Info: https://t.co/dgCRTl3IxZ#EurovisioninConcert #EiC2023 #eurovision #songfestival pic.twitter.com/kdje8vZJed
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Additional reporting by William Lee Adams and Jonathan Vautrey.
Honey I’m ready….
Tbh, I think they may do it in Georgian or write proper English lyrics as a surprise.
I actually think it’s weird that the lyrics are bad since Iru speaks great English though. I mean rushed? Sure, but you could check grammar and correct it in 10 mins. It feels too much on purpose
Probwbly just go with the music video visuals, theyre quite striking (or at least take inspiration from them).
Lyrically it doesnt make sense but lets be real, the majority of ppl wont even pick up on them.
No one who votes cares about lyrics. Literally no one. Song is good enough.
“thing is known like in dreams” would be my parsing.
When Noa back bended.
I felt that.
The video suspiciously stops before she straightens up. I’d say she’s still like that now. I hope the chiropractor is on the way.
I’m guessing she goes on the floor after that? I’m guessing the choreo on stage will be on the floor mostly like in the video.
I think that after that she will do the “Hair Flip” and the rest of the dance from the music video or even better dance (She said in an interview that she is going to perform an even more complicated dance at Eurovision).
It looked like she is possessed by something ?
You can tell Echo was very rushed.
kind of, iru was selected later in the season so they had limited time to write a song
Iru won the voice at the 2.2 so they only had a month and a half to make Echo and film it’s video (assuming the song wasn’t already made before her win)
It sounds more like they wrote the song in Georgian and then put it through Google translate.
An article about my top 2? Don’t mind if I do! : D
Assuming the live is great they’ll win the semi easily. A top 5 placement with the public in the final is very possible. As far as juries go, I have no idea how they’ll react to Austria.
Lotta Engberg was not allowed to mention Coca-Cola. No fair.
Coca-Cola is a product, but the mention of Universal isn’t necessarily a product they could be seen as advertising. As for Mae Muller “Benz”, that picture from the stage rehearsal seems to show the lyrics changed to “bins”. The rules are a bit washy at the best of times but I think in this instance it makes sense – Valentina’s Facebook song was basically just a plug for the social network site, whether intended or not!
True, that makes sense. I wonder if Sunstroke Project would have gotten away with “Nike” if they had won in Moldova.
Would you really get a jail sentence for trashing somebody’s bins, though?
Pretty much the same way Dami Im got away with “Facetime” then. Trashing “bins” doesn’t sound great btw, does it?
How about Beans?
im pretty sure the EBU just liked us a lot at the time lol- didn’t want to challenge anything
Pictures from Mae’s stage rehearsal . . . Where?!
I had the exact same question about “Universal”. Mae Muller also mentions “Benz” in her song. Have the rules changed maybe?
I had a look and i think they’re allowed to mention them since the song is released by Warner music Germany, so technically if they mention a competitor it’s not promotion
They are not Poland dont worry
Noa, How does her back not hurt? Damn! I came to the conclusion that this girl is simply superhuman!
She’s not superhuman, she’s a unicorn. Please pay attention.
Superhorn superhorn does anything a horn can…? LOL
Teya and Salena filmed their postcard in the place one of the best episode of my favourite TV show (which is set in Vienna) was filmed. Someone got poisoned with a drink can while skating just there (yes, It’s a police show).
Kommissar Rex? XD
I just now read about the death of Paul O’Grady. He, or Lily Savage, would have been perfect for some sort of hosting duty in Liverpool. Very sad. Rest in peace.
Really sad to see Lily go. Such a trailblazer for the community especially during the AIDS crisis. She’s left her legacy to the next generation of drag and queer media – and I know they’ll do her proud.