On Sunday the stars of Eurovision 2023 descended on London for the last major pre-party of the year. The London Eurovision Party unfolded inside the glitzy HERE at Outernet, a high-spec, high-tech venue in the heart of central London. And from that heart we felt the magic of Spanish flamenco, Finnish rap, Icelandic pop, Serbian industrial and much, much more.
But who slayed the hardest? You can re-watch all of the live performances in our playlist below. Then scroll down and vote in our poll. You can vote for as many countries as you’d like, but you can only vote one time. Be sure to tick the box next to each act you want to support before hitting enter.
Please note: Our playlist includes all performances, including from special guests. The poll only includes artists who are participating in Eurovision 2023.
After you vote, why not stick around and re-watch our live-stream from the press day? It’s pasted below.
London Eurovision Party 2023: Who gave the best live performance?
The stage at HERE at Outernet welcomed most of this year’s favourites. These included Sweden’s Loreen, who literally had the crowd jumping, and Finland’s Käärijä, who continues to ride a wave of pre-party momentum.
Spain’s Blanca Paloma delivered yet another rousing performance, while Norway’s Alessandra served Norwegian forest fantasy meets sea shanty. Austria’s Teya & Salena shimmied in front of some stunning visuals, which ended with a portrait of the American author Edgar Allan Poe.
There was one period in the show where you’d have thought we were at a rock festival. Australia’s Voyager, San Marino’s Piqued Jacks and Slovenia’s Joker Out performed one after the other — perhaps to make life easier for the crew, since they needed so many guitar stands!
Mae Muller — the U.K.’s home contestant — had the honour of closing the show with a special set and live band. On top of “I Wrote a Song,” she covered ABBA’s “Gimme Gimme Gimme!” and performed one of her other original numbers.
So who did you vote for and why? Let us know in the comments section down below. And while you’re here, why not watch our livestream from the press centre? It’s filled with three hours of commentary and interviews as the stars stop by our table.