Your daily Eurovision 2023 news bulletin has landed. In the lead up to the contest kicking off in Liverpool, the team here at wiwibloggs is bringing you all the latest news updates from the world of Eurovision.

In today’s daily digest, the UK’s Mae Muller releases “I Wrote A Song” acoustic, and Theodor Andrei reveals the revamped version of “D. G. T. (Off and on)”. But first…

Eurovision 2023 news round-up: Friday 14 April

Eurovision 2023 gets remixed

It’s New Music Friday, and in amongst all the brand new tracks we’ve also been gifted a few remixes of Eurovision 2023 entries: Danish DJ Faustix has put his spin on Käärijä’s “Cha Cha Cha”; asgeirorri has turned Diljá’s “Power” into a club hit. Meanwhile, Reiley has officially released the sped up nightcore version of “Breaking My Heart”. (Jonathan)

Theodor Andrei revamps “D.G.T. (Off and on)” for Liverpool

The official Eurovision 2023 album has now been released. Included on it is a brand new version of Theodor Andrei’s “D.G.T. (Off and on)”. Romania’s act has transformed the first third of the song into an acoustic style, with Theodor now singing solely alongside an acoustic guitar. The song then picks up for the second verse onwards. (Jonathan)

 

Mae Muller and Alessandra Mele go acoustic

Mae Muller and Alessandra Mele have both dropped acoustic versions of their Eurovision entries. Stripping things back, the British and Norwegian stars bring a more emotional spin on their songs. Alessandra is joined by her uncle on acoustic guitar for “Queen of Kings”. Meanwhile, Mae is accompanied by guitar, keyboard and backing vocals on this new rendition of “I Wrote A Song”. (Jonathan)

Andrew Lambrou gives first live performance of “Break A Broken Heart”

Ahead of his travels to Europe, Andrew Lambrou has now performed “Break A Broken Heart”, his entry for Cyprus, for the first time. He did so at the Sydney Eurovision Party, where Brooke (Ireland 2022) was also performing as part of her Australian tour. (Jonathan)

@andrewlambrou This was sooo much fun, cant wait to be on stage at liverpool 😩😍 #eurovision #preparty #cyprus #performance #esc ♬ original sound – Andrew Lambrou

TuralTuranX film Eurovision postcard

The Baghmanov brothers are up next to share behind the scenes footage from their Eurovision 2023 postcard shoot. In Azerbaijan, Tural and Turan played a game of life-sized chess. 

Eurovision… A Little Bit More series premiers on YouTube

A brand new Eurovision spin-off series has landed on YouTube. Episode one of Eurovision… A Little Bit More is a digital concert from this year’s song contest stars, who perform unique versions of their songs for Liverpool as well as some covers. Käärijä sang a reggae version of “Cha Cha Cha”, Voyager covered Andrew Lambrou’s “Break a Broken Heart”, and Remo Forrer teamed up with Luca Hanni to sing “She Got Me”. 

Voyager perform at Australian embassy in The Netherlands

Artists are touching down in The Netherlands for Eurovision in Concert — and ahead of their performance at tomorrow night’s show, Australia’s Voyager had another gig to attend. The Perthian rockers sang “Promise” for the Australian ambassador to The Netherlands at the embassy in Den Haag. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Gustaph ranks his top five Eurovision outfits

From Belgium with love, “Because of You” superstar Gustaph ranked his top five favourite Eurovision outfits to ever grace the song contest stage. Fifth place went to Ukraine’s Verka Serduchka, fourth to Italy’s Måneskin, third to Sweden’s ABBA, second to Russia’s Youddiph, and first place to Israel’s Dana International.

@gustaphofficial Soft launching my outfit inspiration for Eurovision 👀 #eurovision2023 #eurovisionsongcontest #gustaph #becauseofyou ♬ original sound – Gustaph

Remo Forrer sings “Watergun” live on Dutch radio

Switzerland’s Remo Forrer made his Dutch radio debut as he sang “Watergun” live and acoustic for NPO Radio 5. 

@remoforrer.ch Playing Watergun live on Dutch radio. 🥳🇳🇱 #radioshow #npo #watergun #eurovision2023 #switzerland #fyp ♬ original sound – remoforrer

Additional reporting by Jonathan Vautrey.

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The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
11 months ago

I REALLY dont believe THAT is the revamp. Anyways, the ‘Little Bit More’ segments were, good, ESPECIALLY Voyager’s cover, Sudden Light’s new song and Germany!

Jarkko
Jarkko
11 months ago

Oh no, Romania’s revamp… They got rid of my favourite part of the song: the staccato-like singing in the bridge which fit the voodoo doll theme perfectly. The song was in my top5, now it’s gonna drop 🙁

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
11 months ago

Remo is a decent singer, but his song is a huge no for me, what a cliche with a neutral country bringing a anti-war message also with a performer who comes from a billionaire family, 1.8 billion net worth

i really wouldn’t surprised to see him finish last place in that tough semi 1 (think even a 0pts or few points could be possible too, with a lot more televote appealing entries)

and i know ballads can have its appeal, i think Latvia has chances to do decently maybe

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
11 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

It’s not an ‘anti-war’ message though, it’s about guys having to remove their anger and masculinity.

Emily
Emily
11 months ago

Oooooof. I felt bad for putting Romania as low as I have, but yeesh. It’s like Denmark last year all over again.

Luke A
Luke A
11 months ago

Can Mae go with this acoustic version instead I prefer it and she sings way better in this version

Fatima
Fatima
11 months ago
Reply to  Luke A

It doesn’t sound as if it’s the actual live vocal though, does it?

Escfan
11 months ago

Oh deary me, I actually didnt mind Romania’s song, even with the national final performance (which yes, I think that staging concept needs to be scrapped because it doesnt work) but I did think the song might struggle to get votes as pwople find it quite divisive and i myself have the song drop in my rankings every so often as theres songs I starting gelling with more. I wasnt expecting a revamp and I think this newer version may not have worked out the way the wanted it to. I think having the first half of the song (particularly… Read more »

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
11 months ago

I think Iceland should send the revamp/remix version to the Liverpool stage. So much better than the original.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
11 months ago

He should’ve done his revamp fully in Romanian. I can barely make out most of his english…

Panna
Panna
11 months ago

Can you make out what Ariana Grande is singing in many of her songs?

Jonas
Jonas
11 months ago

Hm, I’m assuming Gustaph means the colourful Gaultier feathers, and not what Dana is wearing in the video? I’m not even sure if that should be allowed, it’s not what she wore for her performance…

Ah, distractions from real life, always welcome.

duxx
duxx
11 months ago

Lol, a revamp? Boy, nothing can help you with that terrible song this year.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
11 months ago
Reply to  duxx

agree

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11 months ago

I love the accoustic version of Mae, I love her voice.

Korotán Korí
Korotán Korí
11 months ago

It feels as if Theodor Andrei is out of touch with the world to give us such a revamp.

Just cancel him and send Perinita Mea instead.

Oh and for next year, INNA or Alexander Stan.