Your daily Eurovision news round-up 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 today’s Eurovision daily digest, Mae Muller begins her ‘Road to Eurovision’ blog and Iru pays tribute to Brunette . But first…

Eurovision 2023 news roundup: Thursday 6 April

The Beatles get a new look

Expect plenty of Beatles references during Eurovision 2023. The iconic group from Liverpool have a statue in the city, but it’s recently been given a new wardrobe. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have been dressed up in traditional Ukrainian Vyshyvankas as part of some of the filming that has been taking place ahead of the contest.

Theodor Andrei records Romania’s Eurovision postcard

Up next to shoot their Eurovision postcard is Team Romania. Donning steampunk attire — which he branded as the love child of Ozzy Osbourne and a magician — Theodor Andrei headed into Bucharest city centre to pose with the city’s iconic Ion Luca Caragiale character statues. (Oliver)

Mae Muller shares Road to Eurovision YouTube series

On her way to sing for the host nation in Liverpool, the UK’s Mae Muller is piecing together highlights from her Eurovision journey. In episode one of Mae’s Road to Eurovision series, the “I Wrote A Song” singer shares snaps and video footage from her first radio appearance as the UK’s Eurovision act, and clips from the dance studio as her team rehearses choreo. (Oliver)

Alessandra drops “Queen of Kings” remix

The Norse Queen is upping the tempo of her Eurovision 2023 entry with a new remix. In a collaboration with Norwegian duo Da Tweekaz and DJ Tungevaag, Alessandra has shared a new fiery “Queen of Kings” remix. (Oliver)

 
 
 
 
 
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Iru pays tribute to Brunette with “Future Lover” miniature

Last week, the Armenian songstress dropped a dance routine to her Georgian neighbour’s Eurovision 2023 track. Now, Iru is returning the love with a miniature Instagram reel music video, set to Brunette’s “Future Lover”. (Oliver)

 
 
 
 
 
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Voyager cover Alessandra’s “Queen of Kings” 

The Aussies are building bridges with Norway. On Instagram, Voyager payed tribute to Alessandra with their acoustic rendition of “Queen of Kings”, with nothing more than a piano, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass and drum — and of course, singer Danny Estrin nailing those falsetto notes. (Oliver)

 
 
 
 
 
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Joker Out laugh off BBC News’ critique

It was the hot topic of the day. On Thursday morning, BBC News published an article where their music correspondent Mark Savage reviewed and critiqued all 37 entries from Eurovision 2023. If you were at all on Eurovision Twitter throughout the rest of the day, then your timeline was likely filled with people’s opinions of the reviews. Even Joker Out had a little dig at their predicted “bottom 5” placement. BBC News, though, is a separate entity from the team actually organising the competition – and BBC Eurovision made sure to note they did not agree with all of Mark’s opinions.

Acts arrive in Madrid

The next pre-party is set to take place in Madrid on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 April. Thus, many of this year’s contestants have been arriving in the city ahead of the show. Eurovision-Spain, who are organising the event, have a thread of photos and videos that capture the acts’ first moments in Madrid.

Brunette sets up future lover letter wall in Yerevan

If you happen to be strolling along Yerevan’s North Avenue, then you’ll now come across a writing wall. Armenia’s Brunette has constructed the installation so people can write letters to their own future lovers. Passers-by can write down their feelings in an anonymous way through these unadressed letters.

 
 
 
 
 
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Additional reporting from Oliver Adams.

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Fatima
Fatima
10 months ago

BBC News (as opposed to BBC Eurovision) will be further sneering at the contest at some stage. It happens every year. They don’t get it.

Reish
Reish
10 months ago

Armenian fans throw shameless promo for their artist everywhere, there was a stream (not Eurovision related) where someone just popped and said: “Oh I love Armenia’s song from Brunette, should call it Future winner!” and then just left.

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10 months ago
Reply to  Reish

Armenians people and not only the armenians eurofans are very supportive and very active each years for their Esc and Jesc acts, they promote and streams their songs as much as they can, it may seem too much and disproportionate for some people but personally I prefer that rather than a country that doesn’t care.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
10 months ago

Those traditional shirts look so cute on the Beatles

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10 months ago

Each time Blanca Paloma perform, her odds to win reduce, so she said let’s go for twice in 2 days this time 😉

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10 months ago

*performS

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
10 months ago

Well spotted. What a coincidence! 😀

Mina Matteo
Mina Matteo
10 months ago

Australia is growing so much in my personal ranking, and that singer … OMG !!!

Panna
Panna
10 months ago
Reply to  Mina Matteo

OMG opposite for me

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10 months ago

Excited for Madrid! We will see the first live performances of Armenia, Australia, Austria, France and The Netherlands!
Also Blanca’s fans will be over the moon as she prepares a special performance for Friday night and she will perform a second time on Saturday.

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10 months ago

33 out of the 37 participating countries this year participate in one preparty at least, except Italy, Israel, Greece and Cyprus, but it’s still impressive. Italy we’ve already seen him perform his song several times but not at the preparties in front of an international audience and not the Eurovision version of Due Vite. Israel I don’t really know why Noa has not performed at Israel calling while she was there… and why she doesn’t come at none of the preparties, two mysteries… Greece, he already performed twice an accoustic version of his entry and like Cyprus they don’t often… Read more »

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
10 months ago

Maybe Noa has other concerts that conflict with the pre-parties or she wants to keep things under wraps until Eurovision.

For Cyprus, their singer is from Australia so it’s probably a pain to travel from halfway across the world constantly, and they may be saving it for when they go to eurovision.

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10 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Noa was at Israel Calling, even if she performed her song she could have keep some things under wraps and still perform, it’s not incompatible, the others do it.
For Cyprus yes it’s understandable.

Reish
Reish
10 months ago

She’s a diva and thinks she’s “too important” for such small events, she has no concerts at all before Eurovision.

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10 months ago
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I don’t know her but I’ve seen some vids of her meeting some of this year’s contestants and she seems approachable and very friendly. She was with the others contestants she shared moments with them and was the only one to not perform on her homesoil, moreover she would have had a big ovation from the audience, it remains incomprehensible for me.