As the excitement builds to Eurovision Song Contest 2023 – which will be held in the UK for the first time since 1998 – BBC Radio 2 has launched a listener vote to discover Your Ultimate UK Eurovision Song, with the results revealed in a countdown chart hosted by Steve Wright.
From today (Tuesday, March 21), listeners can cast up to five votes at www.bbc.co.uk/radio2eurovision for their favourite songs of all the UK entrants that have competed in the Eurovision final since our first entry back in 1957 (with the exception of the cancelled 2020 contest and the 2023 entry). The vote closes at 11pm on Tuesday, April 11 and results will be revealed in a countdown chart, Your Ultimate UK Eurovision Song, presented by Steve Wright – available on BBC Sounds from Monday, April 24 and broadcast on Radio 2 on Saturday, May 13 from 1-3pm.
Steve Wright says: “Radio 2’s listener vote features all the UK Eurovision songs the British public has never been able to vote for before, because we aren’t allowed to vote for our own entry… until now! There’s bound to be a tough competition, with more drama than a key change in the final chorus, but we’ll finally discover the nation’s favourite ever UK Eurovision song! So cast your votes now and let’s get the Eurovision party started.”
Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, added: “Radio 2 is presenting a feast of coverage to celebrate Eurovision 2023, and as our listeners are huge Eurovision fans, we can’t wait to find out which song will be voted their all-time favourite UK entry. With a wealth of incredible performances from across the decades, this vote is a perfect opportunity for us to celebrate some of the music and memories that have made Eurovision such an iconic event.”
The Eurovision Grand Final will take place on Saturday, May 13 in Liverpool to a global audience of 160 million.