Eurovision 2023: 'Eurovision in Concert' Amsterdam pre-party preview
Billed as the largest Eurovision pre-party of the season, Eurovision in Concert will light up Amsterdam next weekend in the lead-up to Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.
The concert will take place on Saturday 15 April 2022 (16 April in Australia) at AFAS Live in Amsterdam and is hosted by Conrad Maas and Hila Noorzai.
It is the centrepiece of a packed weekend of Eurovision-related entertainment in the Netherlands. In particular, there will be a special "Amsterdam Calling" concert on Friday 14 April featuring beloved past acts such as Melovin (Ukraine 2018), The Roop (Lithuania 2021), Slavko Kalezic (Montenegro 2017) and Ott Lepland (Estonia 2012).
For people making the trek to Amsterdam, the Dutch fan club, OGAE Netherlands, is organising a pub quiz on Sunday 16 April.
The line-up for Eurovision in Concert this year includes a massive 29 out of the 37 acts from Eurovision 2023:
Albina and Familja Kelmendi (Albania)
Blanca Paloma (Spain)
The Busker (Malta)
Joker Out (Slovenia)
La Zarra (France)
Lord of the Lost (Germany)
Mae Muller (UK)
Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper (Netherlands)
Monika Linkytė (Lithuania)
Pasha Parfeni (Moldova)
Piqued Jacks (San Marino)
Remo Forrer (Switzerland)
Sudden Lights (Latvia)
Teya and Salena (Austria)
Theodor Andrei (Romania)
Wild Youth (Ireland)
To support the class of 2023, the team has also invited a special guest in the form of Eurovision 1997 winner Katrina Leskanich, better known as the lead singer of the band Katrina and the Waves. Katrina will perform her winning song from 1997, "Love Shine a Light".
There may also be other special guests to come during the week - watch this space!
The show is expected to be available for streaming online. More details to come soon.
Other remaining pre-party taking place in the lead up to Eurovision 2023 is:
16 April - London Eurovision Party (London)
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