Whether you love it or hate it, the 67th edition of the Eurovision Song contest is just around the corner and for only the 9th time in its 67-year history the United Kingdom will be hosting. The Liverpool arena situated next to the River Mersey will be welcoming 37 countries, including last year’s winners the Ukraine after the BBC agreed to stage the event on behalf of the Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. The last time the UK hosted the competition was in 1998, in Birmingham after Katrina and the Waves, a British rock band won the competition with the song “Love Shine a Light”. The UK will have high hopes for this year’s competition with Mae Muller representing us with the song “I wrote a song” her first UK Top 40 solo single. After Sam Ryder came so close in 2022 with “Space Man”, could a 6th win be on the cards? We will be sitting down to an evening of entertainment starting at 8pm with drinks and nibbles and many of you will be hosting Eurovision parties with friends and family. If you are planning on a Eurovision 2023 party we have curated a fun collection of Eurovision inspired goodies and ideas to make sure you have a fun evening:
Glitterball Inspired Cupcakes
No party is complete without your favourite tipples. Add a personal touch to your mixers and cocktails with these fun drinks stirrers
- you can even become a cocktail master of the evening with your own cocktail mixing set
Host your own Singing Contest
Get involved with a pre-show singing contest of your own with 'Let's Sing: 2023' - fun for all the family and any age! The game is available on either Playstation, Xbox or Nintendo and you can play along with your smartphones so everyone can get involved!
Keep score of the action
Download free copies of your own scorecards so you can join in the fun as the evening progresses! View the website HERE to download your copies, along with lots of other fun activities, quizzes and Eurovision news.
Hopefully we have given you some Eurovision 2023 party inspiration. However you choose to enjoy the show, have fun and drink responsibly. Do remember to share your photos with us by tagging us in your posts! @lovelumiltd across the platforms.
As always, we will leave you with some fun facts to do with Eurovision, perfect if you are planning a Eurovision quiz:
The first Eurovision contest was originally held in 1956, originally an experiment in transnational television broadcasting
65 contests have been held in its 66-year history, missing only 1 year in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Over 1600 songs have been performed by 52 countries
Eurovision holds a Guinness World Record as the longest-running annual international televised music competition in the world
The United Kingdom has won the Eurovision Song Contest 5 times
Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest the most times with 7 titles
The UK holds the record for coming second in the competition the most times with 16 second place finishes
The UK also holds the record for the most consecutive Grand Final appearances
In 1969, 4 countries topped the leader board with equal points, meaning there have been 67 winners from 64 competitions
Johnny Logan, an Irish singer has won Eurovision 3 times. Twice as a performer and a third time as a writer
ABBA is the most successful Eurovision Contest winner