Sam Ryder To Perform At Eurovision 2023 Final On 13 May
Sam Ryder, Kalush Orchestra and Netta are among the artists set to perform at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest grand final.
Ryder will perform during the first interval of the night, at which point voting takes place.
The 2023 competition is due to take place at the M&S Bank Arena at Liverpool docks next month, with Mae Muller representing the United Kingdom with the single I Wrote A Song.
Ryder represented the United Kingdom at last year’s Eurovision and came in at second place behind Ukraine, scoring an impressive 466 points with his track Space Man.
In a statement, Ryder said: “What an honour to be invited back to the Eurovision stage for a second time!
“I can’t wait to be back amongst the beautiful chaos of it all and to watch the incredible artists perform this time around, while bringing you a special performance of our own. Big love!”
Kalush Orchestra, who won the competition for Ukraine in 2022, are also on the line-up. To open the final, the rap group will deliver a special performance titled Voices Of A New Generation which will incorporate their winning song Stefania.
Kalush Orchestra commented: “We’ve been looking forward to performing in Liverpool ever since it was announced as host last year. The city has a world-renowned musical heritage and we’re delighted to finally be able to announce what an honour it will be for us to be there.
“While we’re sad that we couldn’t bring the Eurovision Song Contest back to our home country, we’re really grateful to the UK for hosting this party on our behalf. We will perform for everyone in Ukraine to remind us that better days and our country’s victory is ahead, as well as to show the world what Ukraine is fighting for.”
The Eurovision Song Contest’s 2023 Grand Final will air on BBC One/BBC iPlayer at 8pm BST on Saturday 13 May.