Your daily Eurovision news bulletin has landed. 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 our 31 March daily digest, Germany’s Lord of the Lost meet the King of England, and La Zarra debuts “Évidemment” live. But first…
Eurovision news: 31 March 2023
Eurovillage grand final screening ticket cost revealed
Spectators watching the Eurovision grand final live from EuroVillage — Liverpool’s 25,000 capacity fan zone on Pier Head — will have to buy tickets. To ensure efficient crowd management, the organising team is ticketing the grand final screening party for the first time. Tickets cost £15 and are expected to go on sale mid-April.
EuroVillage Grand Final night is £15— ?Christopher (@chrismegrath) March 31, 2023
Voyager release “Promise” producer pack for remixes
What’s Eurovision season without a remix or two? Australia’s Voyager are giving everybody the opportunity to remix “Promise” — they’ve released a producer pack containing stems and audio files for producers to play with. On Twitter, the Perthian metalheads also promised to add remixes to their YouTube playlist.
Have you ever done a Voyager remix before? No?! Well now's your chance! We've launched the Promise Producer Pack over at @Bandcamp and you can now remix our @Eurovision song 'til the sky turns red in the sunrise. ?https://t.co/ME4WyTZ22r#Eurovision2023 #voyagerau #promise pic.twitter.com/LOHnE0vUcs— VOYAGER (@Voyagerau) March 31, 2023
La Zarra gives first live performance of “Évidemment”
France’s hope for Liverpool La Zarra performed “Évidemment” live for the first time. Sharing clips on her Instagram story, the French-Canadian superstar gave the first live performance of her Eurovision song at an event hosted by Universal Music France. Afterwards, she hit the bars to celebrate with local drag talent. Queens supporting queens!
Mother @LaZarra_ is mothering with her very first live version of « Évidemment » ?? I just got chills with that sneak peek ! #Eurovision2023 #ESC2023 #Eurovision #france pic.twitter.com/Xzf53fyvVw— Tayson TVR (@tayson_tv2) March 30, 2023
Mae Muller releases music video version of “I Wrote A Song” on streaming services
Following on from Italian act Marco Mengoni releasing the Eurovision version of “Due Vite”, the UK’s Mae Muller has also released an alternative version of her track “I Wrote A Song”. The music video version — featuring the iconic spoken word middle eight — is now available on streaming services. To promote her upcoming Eurovision journey, the north London legend also appeared on ITV’s This Morning alongside Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.
LITERAL ICONS! THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME!!! #ThisMorning @AlisonHammond @radioleary ?? pic.twitter.com/z1Uxc8ajKg— Mae Muller ?? (@maemuller_) March 31, 2023
Lord of the Lost meet King Charles III in Germany
On their state tour of Germany, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla met with German Eurovision stars Lord of the Lost. At a reception at the British embassy in Hamburg, the royals shook hands with the lords — donned in full glam rock attire, harnesses, pasties and all.
Zwei Edelfans haben Lord Of The Lost schon hinzugewonnen! ? Beim Empfang der britischen Botschaft in Hamburg schüttelten unsere ESC-Teilnehmer die Hände von König Charles III. und seiner Frau Camilla. ?https://t.co/1cRhjBepSD#ESC #Eurovision pic.twitter.com/CCqPPpqAfL— ESC Deutschland (@eurovisionde) March 31, 2023
Andrew Lambrou films Cyprus’ Eurovision postcard
Every day, a new postcard. Today, Cypriot Eurovision act shared a behind the scenes snippet from the set of his “Break a Broken Heart” postcard. The Aussie singer played basketball on a custom-built court on the Cyprus coast.
Andrew Lambrou's got the ball rolling on his #Eurovision2023 postcard, let's have a look ? pic.twitter.com/EPFIsQEwrj— BBC Eurovision (@bbceurovision) March 31, 2023
Artists arrive in Warsaw for Polish Eurovision Party
The Polish Eurovision Party kicks off in Warsaw this weekend. Ahead of the big show on Saturday, acts including Czechia’s Vesna and Malta’s The Busker have jetted off to the Polish capital for the next stop on the Eurovision warm-up circuit.
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Additional reporting by Jonathan Vautrey.
Sorry to be picky here, but King Charles is not the King of England. He’s King of the United Kingdom. That’s one simple way to upset the Scots, Welsh and some of the Irish!
No one cares about Charles to be honest but it’s wholesome seeing him handshaking with Lord of the Lost.
15 pounds for entrance to the Eurovillage is rip-off. They could have charged 5 pounds max, wtf?? another way for Liverpool to rip fans off.
What if it rains? Will they refund us or do they have a back up plan?
I wish it was that simple, you still need to deduct some of it for labels and whatnot! the music industry is a never ending hole!
Please. If the industry was really like Walmart, there would be fat guys wearing “Make America Great Again” hats in mobility scooters.
Or is that only where I live in rural Pennsylvania?
A couple of those are mine. Gas station champagne is on ME
Kajna krejsa indeed
Cannot wait to watch King Charles III coronation and ESC in such a short time from each other.
that charles / lord of the lost pic has to be one of the funniest pictures i’ve ever seen
i can give you the then Queen of Spain with the Spanish football team at the 2010 World Cup after they won the Semi. Just beside the Queen is one of the players wearing nothing but a towel around his midriff. At least everyone was wearing pants here.
I laughed harder at this comment than I should’ve. Cheers, dude! xD
don’t worry, the brits are used to meeting royalty
Rotterdam 2021. The King and Queen visited the Ahoy, with the Queen even sitting down for a YouTube interview with Nikkie. I expect Charles and Camilla to do the same this year. I know it’s a busy week for them, but no excuses. I want Camilla to do a Wiwi video with William, and join in with the “let’s do this” intro. I assume it’s already been arranged?
Throw in a knighthood for Deban while in Liverpool, why not.
Well, we know that Charles picked ‘The Voice’ as one of his all-time favourites, so some of that might happen.
“<…> with the Queen even sitting down <…>”
People need to stop idolizing monarchs and giving them attention as if they’re celebs for granted. Celebrities for what exactly? That you were born in a rich palace? No jealousy, just the mind-blowing realization that in the 21st century we’re still talking about people who become celebs for being born into the r i g h t family with whatsoever no effort given. It’s not like you decide into which family you’ll be born.
Oh, dear, I forget sometimes people think I’m serious.