Eurovision 2023 pays tribute to Liverpool artists with star-studded medley

Eurovision 2023 pays tribute to Liverpool artists with star-studded medley

A set of Eurovision alumni paid tribute to the legendary artists of Liverpool – the place this yr’s Tune Contest was hosted – by performing a medley of classics from the likes of John Lennon, Lifeless Or Alive and Atomic Kitten.

The 2023 Eurovision Tune Contest was hosted final night time (Might 13) at Liverpool Enviornment; Sweden got here in first place with 583 factors, adopted by Finland and Israel. The occasion opened with final yr’s champions, Kalush Orchestra, performing their profitable tune ‘Stefania’. There have been a number of extra performances held after the 26 grand finalists took to the stage, together with one the place Sam Ryder was joined by iconic Queen drummer Roger Taylor.

Following Ryder’s efficiency was a 14-minute medley of songs by acts native to Liverpool, starting with a canopy of John Lennon’s ‘Think about’ by Italian artist Mahmood (who competed in Eurovision 2019). Up subsequent was Eurovision 2018 winner Netta, from Israel, who sung a rendition of ‘You Spin Me Round’ by Lifeless Or Alive. Following that, Iceland’s Daði Freyr (who vied for the highest prize in Eurovision 2021) coated ‘Complete Once more’ by Atomic Kitten.

The second half of the medley was led by a canopy of ‘I Flip To You’ by Mel C – delivered by the Swedish Cornelia Jakobs (the profitable nation’s consultant at Eurovision 2022) – adopted by a efficiency of ‘Higher The Satan You Know’ from Liverpool native Sonia (who got here second place in Eurovision 1993). Rounding out the ‘Liverpool Songbook’ medley was one other Eurovision 2019 contestant, Dutch winner Duncan Laurence, who carried out ‘You’ll By no means Stroll Alone’ by Gerry And The Pacemakers.

Take a look at all the ‘Liverpool Songbook’ performances beneath:

Elsewhere at Eurovision 2023, UK contestant Mae Muller ended the present with a efficiency of ‘I Wrote A Tune’. She got here second-to-last within the remaining rating, solely beating Germany.

Talking to NME, Sweden’s Loreen mentioned of her contest-winning tune: “It’s a love tune and I let everyone interpret no matter they need,” she defined, “however what I’m making an attempt to say is that there is no such thing as a day with out night time, and there’s no love with out the other both. It’s all needed.

“We are inclined to assume that the grass is greener on the opposite facet however if you wish to expertise this deep, genuine love, it’s important to remember that the wrestle must be there too. We will’t run off the second we really feel slightly little bit of ache.”

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