Where to watch Eurovision finals 2023 in the UK

by | May 3, 2023 | TV

Lovers of glitter and Europop across the UK, get ready – here’s how to watch Eurovision 2023 live.

Eurovision is one of the year’s biggest international music events, bringing together acts from 37 countries. Don’t miss a moment of the incredible performances or ‘unique’ costuming by watching the live TV broadcast.

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Where to watch Eurovision 2023

In the UK, the Eurovision Contest will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2, BBC Sounds and the official Youtube channel. That means you can watch live on any TV as long as you have a Freeview receiver, or a Sky, Virgin Media or BT box.

If you miss it, don’t worry! You can catch up through BBC iPlayer.

If you have a Sky or Virgin Media TV box, or certain BT TV boxes, you can record the live broadcast to watch later. This is particularly handy if you have slow home internet and want to avoid buffering right before you find out who gave who nul points!

Remember, you need a TV licence to watch live TV or use BBC iPlayer. Read more about TV licensing here.


When does Eurovision 2023 start?

Eurovision 2023 consists of three televised events, Semi-Final 1, 2 and the Grand Final.

Semi-Final 1

airs on Tuesday 9th May on BBC One at 8 pm. Competing will be Azerbaijan, Croatia, Czechia, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Semi-Final 2

will air on Thursday 11th May on BBC One at 8 pm. Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, San Marino and Slovenia will all compete for a place in the Grand Final.

The Grand Final

is on Saturday 13th May and airs on BBC One at 8 pm. This will see ten winners from each Semi-Final join the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain, as well as last year’s winner Ukraine, to determine the ultimate Eurovision 2023 winner!


Who is the UK entry in Eurovision 2023?

The UK entry for Eurovision 2023 is Mae Muller, performing I Wrote a Song.

Last year’s UK entrant and runner-up Sam Ryder will also be performing as part of the Grand Final. The final will be hosted by Britain’s Got Talent star Alesha Dixon, actress Hannah Waddingham and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina, with Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc commentating.

So, will you be tuning in to watch Eurovision on Saturday 13th?


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