Happy Friday! Your end of the week Eurovision news bulletin has landed. In the build up to this year’s song contest kicking off in Liverpool, the team here at wiwibloggs is bringing you all the latest updates from the world of Eurovision 2023. 

Rehearsals begin in Liverpool this weekend. This will be the final daily digest post of the season, as we get ready for rehearsals. Thanks for joining us! 

In today’s daily digest, more acts join the LUSH Liverpool Lounge, and the class of Eurovision 2023 say farewell as they jet off to Liverpool. But first…

Eurovision 2023 news round-up: Friday 28 April

Reiley releases acoustic version of “Breaking My Heart”

Before he travels to Liverpool this weekend the Danish representative Reiley released an acoustic version of his Eurovision 2023 entry “Breaking My Heart”. With light guitar and piano in the background this is a more lowkey version of the song to get a more emotional feeling to it, and Reiley also posted a snippet on Instagram asking his followers to comment about their own heartbreaks. (Simon)

 

Greece’s Victor Vernicos, Australia’s Voyager and Denmark’s Reiley confirmed for LUSH Liverpool Lounge

More acts are signing up to join wiwibloggs at the LUSH Liverpool Lounge. The latest Eurovision 2023 stars to join our lounge are Greece’s Victor Vernicos, Australia’s Voyager and Denmark’s Reiley, who will appear at the world’s biggest LUSH store on 4 May and 9 May respectively. (Katie)

 
 
 
 
 
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Let 3 film Croatia’s Eurovision postcard

ŠČ! Europe’s favourite tractor-riding maestros shared footage from their Eurovision 2023 postcard shoot today. Donning immaculate black tuxedos, Let 3 went fishing in their hometown Rijeka. 

Luke Black and Teya & Salena attend farewell parties

Eurovision 2023 rehearsals kick off this weekend in Liverpool. But before making the trip across the continent, the artists are waving goodbye to their home nations. Austria’s Teya & Salena and Serbia’s Luke Black were amongst the stars attending farewell parties today, as fans and celebs alike wished them luck for Liverpool. Serbian Eurovision star Konstrakta was on hand at Luke’s farewell party, handing over the figurative song contest baton to her successor.

 
 
 
 
 
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Vesna launch Road to Eurovision mini-documentary

Ever wondered what life is like for a Eurovision star? Czechia’s Vesna are taking you behind the scenes of their Eurovision journey with their new Road to Eurovision mini-documentary, available now on YouTube. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Lord of the Lost cover Remo Forrer’s “Watergun”

Lord of the Lost are fully embracing the United By Music Eurovision slogan. The German glam rockers shared the love with their Swiss neighbours, performing a stripped-back cover of Remo Forrer’s Eurovision entry “Watergun”. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Additional reporting by Simon Falk, Katie Wilson.

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Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Reilly and Victor look like they’re the same age. Lol

Mik
Mik
1 month ago

Does acoustic not mean unplugged anymore? Some of the acoustic version this year (Sweden and Denmark I think) does sound stripped back but not unplugged.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

Luke sucking up to Konstrakta hoping to get her fan support also going to him in liverpool

how pretentious

Serbia is sooo nq’ing this year with his Hatari ripoff ”act”

AlexC
AlexC
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Not Hatari at all. More similarities to Israel’s Michael Ben David “I’m”. I also do not think it will qualify. Is not even a song

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  AlexC

he has a similar unlikeable creepy personality as MBD yup

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago

“I’m not scared to love you, I’m scared of breaking my heart” is one of the better lines of lyrics in the whole Contest this year. Anyone want to disagree?

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Admittedly, Reiley’s lyrics are some of the best this year, it’s the TikTok-like nature of the music thst throws me off.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago

Every time I see Reiley speak he really reminds me of Chloe Grace Moretz. Does anyone else see it?

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago

Nice curveball from Reiley placing Let3 in his Top 5 Eurovision songs. Cute.