The BBC, the British national broadcaster, have today announced the commissions of two special one-off entertainment shows to celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest – “The Greatest Show on Earth” & “And the Winner Isn’t”, both of which are working titles at the moment.
“The Greatest Show on Earth”
The ultimate guide to the Eurovision Song Contest, this entertainment show will celebrate 25 years since the UK last hosted the contest, with 25 reasons why its ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’. Through archive footage and revealing interviews, the documentary will explore how the Contest has become the world’s largest live music event, creating global superstars and changing lives. It will include a sneak peek backstage at this year’s competition in Liverpool to witness the incredible operation behind the biggest party on the planet, as well as exploring the extraordinary legacy of 2022 winners Ukraine.
“And the Winner Isn’t”
Packed with Eurovision trivia, this one-off special charts the success of those Eurovision Song Contest entrants who may not have scored enough points to win the iconic competition, but have gone on to score great success in the music industry.
Rachel Ashdown, the BBC’s Lead Commissioner for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, had the following to say:
“As the excitement builds for this year’s Contest, we are looking forward to getting things started with these special programmes. They will remind fans of all their favourite moments and be the ultimate guide for people who want to find out more about what the Eurovision Song Contest is all about. These new shows are just a taster of much more to come.”
“The Greatest Show on Earth” & “And the Winner Isn’t”, will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in May.
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Author: Richard Taylor
Categories: BBC, Eurovision 2021, Eurovision 2023
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