Eurovision Song Contest 2023: Handover and Allocation Draw airs a new episode tonight Tuesday 31 January 2023 on BBC Two.
The United Kingdom will host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023, and the BBC is kicking off the season this month with the first event. The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Handover and Allocation Draw hosted by Rylan and AJ Odudu.
This special event will take place in Liverpool, in front of an invited, live audience, and will determine which countries will compete in each of the two Semi-Finals of the Contest in May. It will also determine which Semi-Final the “Big 5” countries (Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy), and 2022 winners Ukraine, will vote in.
The live draw will be conducted by AJ and Rylan, with the help of students from a local Liverpool school and members of the Ukrainian community who have relocated to Liverpool since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine; Scott Mills will give viewers a preview of the Semi-Finals by looking back at the Contest’s most iconic moments and worldwide smash hits from recent years; and famous faces from Liverpool will “welcome” the world to Eurovision and the 20th anniversary of the Contest.
During the show, Stefano Lo Russo, mayor of Eurovision Song Contest 2022 host city Turin, will present Joanne Anderson, mayor of Eurovision Song Contest 2018 host city Liverpool, with the official keys to the Eurovision Song Contest, known as the Insignia.
Eurovision Song Contest 2023: Handover and Allocation Draw is made by ModestTV, Andrea Hamilton is Executive Producer.
Airdate: Tuesday 31 January 2023 at 7.00pm on BBC Two.
Featured Image Credit: BBC Two
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