Eurovision 2023 guest acts announced
Today, the BBC announced the full line-up of Eurovision Grand Final guest acts for this year's show in Liverpool.
As winners of Eurovision 2022, Kalush Orchestra will open the Grand Final with a performances called 'Voices of a New Generation' and yes, it will feature 'Stefania'!
During the interval (when voting takes place) last year's runner-up Sam Ryder will perform and will then be followed by 'The Liverpool Songbook’.
This will be a celebration of music from Liverpool and will include previous Eurovision artists Mahmood (Italy), Netta (Israel), Daði Freyr (Iceland), Cornelia Jakobs (Sweden) and Duncan Laurence (Netherlands).
In addition, Liverpool local Sonia, who finished runner-up 30 years ago, will join the group in the performance.
But Ukraine has not been left out with the flag parade featuring Go_A, Jamala, Tina Karol and Verka Serduchka all performing.
What about the semi-finals?
Julia Sanina from Ukrainian group The Hardkiss and British pop star Rita Ora taking the stage during the semi-final 1.
The united by music theme will continue when Ukraine's Alyosha and Liverpool's own Rebecca Ferguson will perform 'Ordinary World'.
Semi-final 2 will feature Ukraine's Mariya Yaremchuk (who competed with Tick-Tock at Eurovision in 2014) as well as a performance called 'Be Who You Wanna Be' which will feature three drag performers alongside a dance troupe.
The live broadcast shows will take place on 9, 11 and 13 May (European time) with Australia's own Voyager performing in semi-final 2.
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