If you have ever wanted to bag yourself a piece of Eurovision history, here is your chance! The BBC has announced that more than 60 items from Eurovision 2023 will be going up for auction on 30 May.
As part of the BBC’s sustainability efforts, the British broadcaster is giving fans the chance to own items from all three televised shows. This includes parts of the spectacular stage shows put on in Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena.
Items include props such as The Busker’s Eurovision star cut-outs. Staging elements including Kalush Orchestra’s giant hands and Zlata Dziunka’s star are also up for grabs.
For those fans who want to get dressed up, there are plenty of costumes on offer as well. Many of the backing dancer outfits are available, but so too are the costumes worn by drag queens Miss Demeanour, Mercedes Bends and Tomara Thomas during the semi-final two interval act.
Eurovision 2023 auction
Bidding for the auction will begin at 10am on 30 May, with 20% of the proceeds being split between charities ACC Liverpool Foundation and BBC Media Action.
The rest of the money made will be given to BBC Studios to help fund future programmes and services.
Sally Mills, Head of Sustainability at BBC Studios, said:
“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at BBC Studios, both on and offscreen.
“We have a responsibility to operate with as minimal an impact on the environment as possible, and are always looking for innovative ways in which to further engage audiences with our content, and extend the life of our sets and costumes.”
“What better way to do this than to give fans the opportunity to own a piece of Eurovision history?”
Will you be joining the Eurovision 2023 auction next week? Which items would you want to get your hands on? Let us know in the comments.
Nice idea. But not much of interest. Says 65 lots but about 40 of them are drums and wheat shaffs.
The voting booth and signs would have been cool but voting booth is broken.
I can’t believe some of eurofans care more about a certain country’s comeback to eurovision than they care about their situation ? Eurovision ? Their people are suffering those people are in real pain
France’s prop with me on top with a banner in my hands going up up up and shouting *EUROVISIN IS DEE-AAD*.
Next thing a nice jump onto a huge inflatable ccrrashmat covered in Let 3’s robes for a bye bye party with some of my 2023 favourites – Sudden Lights, Käärijä, Joker Out, Gustaph, Let 3 and Voyager!!
Queen Camilla is keeping her eye on Luke Black’s Lotus Flower.
So a LOT of Malta’s staging props are up for grabs. I dare someone to try and get ALL of them so that they can recreate the act in a cover version, then upload it as a video in honour of the robbed Kings!
@William Lee Adams. Why do we have to wait sooo long to discuss this years results? Other channels have already done this
they could be really busy with other things or taking their time making the video so that information is accurate.
i want the pillows
i love the tables but i guess they will be overpriced lol
During the show I actually thought the wheat stack stage decoration would look nice in my livingroom 🙂 But I don’t think my wife wil allow it 😉
You have a wife? 😉
Why not? Does anyone who loves Eurovision have to be gay? Really?
Oy oy could be a woman, or non-binary. Women can have wives too.
I just have to make another comment. I think it’s kind of sad that someone think it’s strange that a guy with a wife and four young children, like myself, can’t be a ESC-fan. What happened about being open-minded?
It was just a joke, I’m sure. Not an insult. There’s nothing strange about it, it would be nice if more heteros were as secure in their masculinity.
I find it sadder that so many heteros are so affronted by any vague association with the “g” word. Relax, guys.
Who cares about straights. It’s a sarcastic jokes that implies a person is closeted and they’re lying about their sexuality. And such comments have been used against all of us queer, outing us because of how gay we “looked”. Denying a person’s statement on their sexuality is triggering, and it’s a stupid joke.
Oh, I didn’t pick up on that interpretation. I just thought it as surprise that a hetero person was here. Not very funny either way, but I took it as harmless. Maybe I’m wrong.
Complete agree Oy oy. Which is why I was delighted that the contests featured so many children as fans. That’s what I was when I first started enjoying the thing, at age eight. People who love Eurovision don’t have to be anything.
I’m not sure I understand. Gay people are always gay, from birth to death. It’s not an “adult” thing, it’s just a fact of nature.
I thought the same thing while I was watching from the contest floor. With lighter security I might have been able to lean forward and grab one. But I do possess a plastic icicle from the 2011 Christmas Special edition of Strictly Come Dancing.
If I could get anything from these, I’d want one of those heart shaped tables, looked pretty cool in the Green room!
off topic, but it seems that kaarija’s final performance now has more views than loreen’s. has that happened before?..
No, the Final performance went first in views on Friday 26.5.2023 if I remember correctly, and looking how much it still gets views daily, it’ll be the most watched live performance of 2023.
It’s the most liked video this year too!
Loreen’s song in comparison has more dislikes and the ratio suggests FAR MORE dislike it than like it!
Chanel last year beated Kalush Orchestra (and still has more views on YouTube).
I’m annoyed that they have broke the voting booth ?
I would buy the sound backtracks just to hear the 50 to 80% pre-recorded vocals.
I watched back Semi 2 last night and am unconvinced one of the acts was doing any singing at all.
I am watching the semis too after having been there in person. I think that televoters did reward those who we could clearly see were singing by themselves, clearly, cleanly and loudly. Such as Gustaph, Mimicat and Noa. So even though the EBU will continue with their move away from live action, the public aren’t having it.
Yet one of the “offenders” qualified. I don’t mind because it was a fun song and performance (SF2). But clearly most of the vocal did not appear live.
I found the 3 points for Malta and 0 for San Marino shocking. What was your view?
If Eurovision was transparent they would release the backing tracks for all songs. Before the contests so we know how much singing is going on.
That’s a great point Alex, and we should also get to see the jury final at some point, so that we can hear for ourselves the bum notes which juries punished.
what a fun thing to do <3