It’s finally here! The Eurovision Song Contest officially kicks off in Liverpool this week as acts from 37 competing nations prepare to strut their stuff on the Moroccanoil Turquoise Carpet.

Liverpool’s Eurovision 2023 opening ceremony is hosted at St. George’s Hall in the centre of town. Your favourite acts will walk the carpet as thousands of fans cheer them on.聽

As always, we’ll be at the side of the carpet to snap the hottest looks and chat with the artists. Stay tuned to our website and socials to keep up to dater with the Turquoise Carpet.

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Eurovision 2023 opening ceremony: Live updates from the Moroccanoil Turquoise Carpet

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The Eurovision Song Contest Turquoise Carpet opening ceremony takes place at 15:00 BST on Sunday 7 May.聽

馃嚦馃嚧 Norway: Alessandra “Queen Of Kings”

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馃嚥馃嚬聽Malta: The Busker “Dance (Our Own Party)

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馃嚝馃嚪聽France: La Zarra “脡videmment”聽

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馃嚪馃嚫聽Serbia: Luke Black “Samo Mi Se Spava”

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馃嚨馃嚬 Portugal: Mimicat “Ai Cora莽茫o”

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馃嚠馃嚜聽Ireland: Wild Youth “We Are One”

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馃嚟馃嚪 Croatia: Let 3 “Mama 艩膶!”

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馃嚚馃嚟聽Switzerland: Remo Forrer “Watergun”

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馃嚠馃嚤聽Israel: Noa Kirel “Unicorn”

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馃嚥馃嚛聽Moldova: Pasha Parfeni “Soarele 葯i Luna”

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馃嚫馃嚜聽Sweden: Loreen “Tattoo”

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馃嚘馃嚳聽Azerbaijan: TuralTuranX “Tell Me More”

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馃嚚馃嚳聽Czechia: Vesna “My Sister’s Crown”

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馃嚠馃嚬聽Italy: Marco Mengoni “Due Vite”

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馃嚦馃嚤聽The Netherlands: Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper “Burning Daylight”

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馃嚝馃嚠聽Finland: K盲盲rij盲 “Cha Cha Cha”

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馃嚛馃嚢聽Denmark: Reiley “Breaking My Heart”

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馃嚛馃嚜聽Germany: Lord Of The Lost “Blood And Glitter”

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馃嚘馃嚥聽Armenia: Brunette “Future Lover”

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馃嚪馃嚧聽Romania: Theodor Andrei “D.G.T. (Off and On)”

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馃嚜馃嚜聽Estonia: Alika “Bridges”

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馃嚙馃嚜聽Belgium: Gustaph “Because Of You”

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馃嚫馃嚥聽San Marino: Piqued Jacks “Like An Animal”

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guitaristbl
guitaristbl
23 days ago

Crisis averted the fans won on this one ! Please find below a statement from the BBC and EBU: 鈥淎fter trying a new system of presenting the qualifying countries in Dress Rehearsal 1 of the First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 it was decided by the production team to revert back to the previous reveal sequence used in recent years with artists learning whether they will progress to the Grand Final together with their delegations in the Green Room. Whilst this change will not now be implemented this year there are other innovations in the show for viewers… Read more »

Mqe
Mqe
23 days ago

So, apart from doing the qualifier announcements “x-factor style” this year, they are also doing short interviews with the qualifiers mid-announcement to increase the tension. Like asking Loreen “how she feels” while more than half the artists are still awkwardly standing on the podium waiting for their name to be called (or not). Plus, they are doing a split-screen of the last 6 acts waiting for the announcement of the final qualifier(s). All alone, on stage without the delegations.
This is so degrading, it’s even worse than I imagined.

Mqe
Mqe
23 days ago
Reply to  Mqe

When in past years the qualifiers came to the stage at the end while the hosts did their closing speech, now they do mini interviews with the first five qualifiers, then the next 4 qualifiers before announcing the last one and finally the last qualifier does a short interview right after being called. By Alesha Dixon, no less, to really hammer home that x-factor theme. It’s horrendous.

Eve
Eve
23 days ago
Reply to  Mqe

#osterdahlout

guitaristbl
guitaristbl
23 days ago

Absolutely disagree with the new way the qualifiers are announed. No self respecting artists would want to take part in this humiliating experience. This is not a national final nor a talent show, these people represent more than themselves they represent their countries. Also being alone on stage without their teams to celebrate with makes it a sad experience for those that Q as well not just the NQs. EBU goes from wrong decision (100 % televote) to wrong decision (Q announcment) this year giving in to a populist narrative. I hope they rethink this approach asap or else Osterdahl… Read more »

Mqe
Mqe
23 days ago
Reply to  guitaristbl

So the rumours are true?
An absolute disgrace. I assume it’s too late to change now, but I really hope this is a one-off thing and it’ll be gone by next year!

guitaristbl
guitaristbl
23 days ago
Reply to  Mqe

Yes they are true pictures of the artists standing on stage during the announcment are floating around. It’s embarassing ! I hope they change even NOW for the second semi at least !

Eve
Eve
23 days ago
Reply to  guitaristbl

So bad! What do they win by doing this? More drama? It鈥檚 song contest, not some kind of stupid tv show where they do everything to 芦entertain禄 bloodthirsty public 鈥
I miss Ola Sand!

Mqe
Mqe
23 days ago
Reply to  Eve

It really cheapens the whole thing. I haven’t seen any positive comments from people, this surely can’t stick. Can it?

Colono
Colono
23 days ago
Reply to  guitaristbl

Amen!

I am literally disgusted when I saw the photo. All the artist seemed really uncomfortable, especially Loreen..

Jonas
Jonas
23 days ago
Reply to  Colono

If I was one of the acts, I would organize a strike. Just point blank refuse.

guitaristbl
guitaristbl
23 days ago

Live discussion article for the dress rehearsals please ? Till then :

My SF 1 prediction :

Sweden
Finland
Norway
Czech Republic
Moldova
Serbia
Israel
Croatia
Latvia
Azerbaijan

Instead of Latvia and Azerbaijan it may be Portugal (it has a couple of allies in France and Switzerland maybe) and either Netherlands or Switzerland IF songs play any role. But I doubt it. We鈥檒l see.

Eve
Eve
23 days ago
Reply to  guitaristbl

Switzerland has the best vocals and the best staging today, no way he鈥檚 NQ!

guitaristbl
guitaristbl
23 days ago
Reply to  Eve

Yeah but juries don’t vote for vocals to matter much…

Eve
Eve
23 days ago
Reply to  guitaristbl

I hope that the public who votes have ears as well ))

Eve
Eve
23 days ago

Will we get live discussion for today鈥檚 dress rehearsals, wiwi?
Sweden changed their staging and it doesn鈥檛 look any good(((

S茅amus M贸r
S茅amus M贸r
23 days ago

It would be nice to see more effort put into the songs and maybe a bit less on their images. Even the best songs this year are less that mediocre.

Loloto
Loloto
24 days ago

Why so many countries missing?? Didn’t they go?

Desmondo19
Desmondo19
23 days ago
Reply to  Loloto

Yeah couldn’t see Voyager on Wiwibloggs’ Insta for example.

Ibravic
Ibravic
24 days ago

Refreshing that the Israeli delegation didn’t ruin this too, we will always remember how they trashed it last year.

Sognomio
Sognomio
24 days ago

Blanca paloma..wonderful and brillante..Always do nice

Eyal
Eyal
24 days ago

The hostess: Everything on point. Azerbaijani twins: so so beautiful!! Fantastic matching outfits, hair and styling. I LOVED this special look. Outstanding. Israel: she’s simply stunning. Such a beauty. What an outfit!! Unicornic. Cyprus: YES PLEASE. Italy: I can’t get enough of him. His style is excellent in general. I always enjoy looking at this handsome guy ? Poland: the BEJBA dress – this girl is smart! She’s owning the meme. Loved it. I know about the whole Polish preselection scandal, but I just can’t hate her. She’s funny. Horrible singer but funny… Georgia: interesting, captivating the eyes. Spain: PERFECTION.… Read more »

Iamme
Iamme
24 days ago

Short and boring ceremony.
Last year’s picture indside the castle were amazing.
Hope the show is gonna be different…

S茅amus M贸r
S茅amus M贸r
23 days ago
Reply to  Iamme

Anytime there was an an aerial shot all you could see was the vast emptiness of the open areas around the two buildings, devoid of any crowds except for the 1000 “invited” fans, it all looked a bit fake. You’d have to wonder about the level of interest in the contest from your average Liverpudlian.

Chris
Chris
24 days ago

UK and UKR had the best outfits.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
24 days ago

Why is Reiley dressed up as a queer version of Pennywise?

Whisker
Whisker
24 days ago

Monika’s gown was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful, the colours worked with the turquoise carpet at least for me. I loved it so so so so so so much.

Whisker
Whisker
24 days ago

The turquoise carpet this year was SO MUCH BETTER than the mess last year. Last year felt hectic and chaotic and uncomfortable. This year was so neat and organized and proper. #douzepoints

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
24 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

I found last year much more glamurous tbh

Chris
Chris
24 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Last year was generally a mess.

ESCJake23
ESCJake23
24 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

I preferred last year. I felt that the interviews were so weak. Sam Quek lacked the knowledge of the contest or the entrants to have more insightful discussions. Timor was better.

Vale
Vale
23 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

I hope your kidding! Not just the location, the hosting last year was fresh and not robotic, like this year!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
23 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

True. It’s just a shame that the commentator was so awful. Like distractingly so. The hosts were on-point and the organisation was great.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
24 days ago

It was nice to hear Mia & Dion name check WIWI at Lush on main interview.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
24 days ago

It felt boring a bit. Hope YLE will serve the hype next year.

guitaristbl
guitaristbl
24 days ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

You mean SVT 馃槈

Efthymios
Efthymios
24 days ago

I’m once again reeaaallyy to the forum’s discussion but it’s pretty certain that Bejba has had the best outfit of the evening so far.

Efthymios
Efthymios
24 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

*really lat,e goddamnit

Milla
Milla
24 days ago

Who cares about fashion? Only surface.

TuralTuranX
TuralTuranX
23 days ago
Reply to  Milla

Milla showing up everywhere with worn out shoes, pants that were in style in 2008, shirt that moths live in by night and the worst dyed hair we have ever seen and then she says this.

Better check out SALE section at the nearest H&M!

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
24 days ago

My wish for chat and drinks as per the carpet appearances are, in alphabetical order:
Voyager from *Australia* <3
Gustaph from *Belgium* <3
LOTL from *Germany* <3
They convey a sense of wide encompassing life and artistic experience. Listening to them is just wonderful – they’re intelligent and articulate.

Henry
Henry
24 days ago

Hey wiwibloggs, when are we getting a “Who had the best outfit” poll?

Eve
Eve
24 days ago

My turquoise carpet 2023 WINNERS are Lord of the Lost, Marco Mengoni and Luke Black!
As for the females I鈥檇 say Loreen and Mae Muller, but I鈥檓 not that impressed in general.

Paul
Paul
24 days ago

Does Greece only have one outfit with them?!?

Man
Man
24 days ago
Reply to  Paul

And so have Finland

Bruce
Bruce
24 days ago
Reply to  Man

K盲盲rij盲 has several outfits with him, but they’re mainly focused on his style with the stage outfit. Beside, would a basic suit really be his style?

Bandido
Bandido
24 days ago
Reply to  Bruce

Someone should adviced him to dress for that. That same bolero doesn’t fit for evening or other occassions!

Bruce
Bruce
23 days ago
Reply to  Bandido

It’s the “Thing” for him, so it makes him more recognizable, but yeah he had other boleros and such so I wonder when he’ll use them.

Whisker
Whisker
24 days ago

My turquoise carpet 2023 WINNERS are Tvorchi and Luke Black.

Jonas
Jonas
24 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Honorary mention to Blanca Paloma, who made the best descent down the steps.

Whisker
Whisker
24 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Yes that was a stand out indeed.

Whisker
Whisker
24 days ago

UK: ginger and tea will make you wee.

Jonas
Jonas
24 days ago

That was fun.

Well done to Sam, Timur, and Richie. Is this the last we hear from them?

Alaska
Alaska
24 days ago

MIMICAT: “the” lusitana paix茫o realness! <3

guitaristbl
guitaristbl
24 days ago

Mae Muller definitely has some Madonna inspirations. She looks good.

Jonas
Jonas
24 days ago
Reply to  guitaristbl

I’m genuinely starting to wonder if Mae is Madonna’s long-lost daughter. She looks so like her.

Jimmy
Jimmy
24 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Bono and Madonna鈥檚 love child.

Jonas
Jonas
24 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

The Mullers took her in so she could have a surname. A touching story.

Jimmy
Jimmy
24 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

So beautiful.

guitaristbl
guitaristbl
24 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Indeed I did not notice that before !

Whisker
Whisker
24 days ago

Cyprus: snow, from the sky to the suit! From Sweden, just like the song! (no offense)

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
24 days ago

Praising the borderless vote is a choice.

guitaristbl
guitaristbl
24 days ago

Albina looks gorgeous but the family….They did not all go to the same stylist obviously.

guitaristbl
guitaristbl
24 days ago

Andrew dressed as a ninja 馃槢

guitaristbl
guitaristbl
24 days ago

wtf was Blance wearing ? Not very flattering…

guitaristbl
guitaristbl
24 days ago
Reply to  guitaristbl

*Blanca

Ralf
Ralf
24 days ago

Oh jesus Paloma should have learned few words in English

Emily
Emily
24 days ago

I love how happy and enthusiastic Blanca is. She’s great.

eurovisionfun
eurovisionfun
24 days ago

Who is downvoting Noa Kirel’s comments???
Jealousy is not a good thing.
You are definitely NOT phenomen-phenomen-phenomenal!

Luke A
Luke A
24 days ago

Think is first year where there hasn’t been a translator with anyone

Jonas
Jonas
24 days ago
Reply to  Luke A

You spoke too soon!

Emily
Emily
24 days ago

Thing is known – I have boot envy.

Whisker
Whisker
24 days ago

UKRAINE!

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
24 days ago

Maximum six people on stage, no live animals and *no live instruments*!!

Whisker
Whisker
24 days ago

Slovenia: psychedelic rock rocks!

Emily
Emily
24 days ago

Okay, but that is a genuinely lovely explanation about their outfits.

Jonas
Jonas
24 days ago
Reply to  Emily

Lovely, but heartbreaking.

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
24 days ago

Joker Out <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Rambo Amadeus
Rambo Amadeus
24 days ago

Gustaph and his fashion choices proving once again that sending him instead of Gala is an eternally unexplainable and unfathomable decision that will forever be haunting the Belgian nation from now on…

Emily
Emily
24 days ago

I’m still jealous of Joker Out for collaborating with Elvis Costello. Lovely outfits, boys.

Whisker
Whisker
24 days ago

Poland: no Cinderella.

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
24 days ago

Only few of the contestants got presents. Why?

Mariah
Mariah
24 days ago

Bejba looked gorgeous, good for her.

Dawid
Dawid
24 days ago

at least we have official spelling of BEJBA

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
24 days ago

Fusa Nocta needs her hair back.