Good evening, Liverpool calling! We are getting so close to Eurovision 2023 we can almost taste it, and with that the team at Eurovision HQ have announced the first artists for The National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome show. Amongst the stellar lineup are Eurovision legends such as Jamala and Conchita Wurst.
The party will take place at St George’s Hall in Liverpool on Sunday 7 May. Hosted by all-round wonderful person AJ Odudu and The Masked Singer UK host Joel Dommett, the National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome will officially mark the beginning of song contest festivities in Liverpool.
The National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome: Sunday 7 May
In social posts and on their site, Eurovision have fed viewers with the first drips of news, including contest winner Conchita Wurst from 2014’s contest in Copenhagen, who has always brought her message of love to the contest ever since.
We will also see Jamala from Ukraine. Of course, the BBC is hosting the contest on behalf of Jamala’s country. It is bound to be an emotional moment when she takes to the stage, with a profound meaning of why the contest isn’t being held in Ukraine this year after Kalush Orchestra’s win last year.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood set for Eurovision reunion
Among Eurovision-specific names, we also had some familiar names from Liverpool’s world-renowned music scene on the list.
Eighties icons Frankie Goes To Hollywood will reunite for the first time since their split in 1987, to bring hits such as “Relax” and “The Power of Love” to the stage.
Pop darlings Atomic Kitten will be there, to the delight of their many fans in the UK. The band are most famous for their noughties hits including “Whole Again” which reached the coveted UK number one spot, as well as their covers of “Eternal Flame” and “The Tide Is High”.
We will also get to hear from Scouse soul icons The Real Thing, whose song “You To Me Are Everything” was a colossal hit in the 70s.
However, if you want to hear crowd noise, you can definitely rely on The Lightning Seeds. People outside of the UK may not be so immediately familiar with their band name, but will certainly know the hook of their England football anthem “Three Lions” which many international fans have muted on Twitter and beyond when British fans (including yours truly) get too much. It’s. Coming. HOME.
Yes, the local fans will be in sheer euphoria singing the sports mantra along with the band for sure, so pack some ear defenders where needed.
A last chance to grab tickets…
Yes, there is one last chance to join the 30,000 strong crowd in Liverpool on the Sunday night. An extra 9,000 tickets will be available at 13:00 CEST on Tuesday 25 April. You can get the tickets HERE, which are free except for a £2 per ticket booking fee. You can get two tickets on one booking, and will need a National Lottery ticket with you when you go (these can be bought from any supermarket or newsagent in the UK).
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We hope you can join us on May 7th for The National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome ??
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Will you be joining the festivities at St George’s Hall? Which act are you most excited to see perform again at the celebration? Who do you want to be confirmed in the next wave of news? Let us know in the comments below!