The BBC, the British national broadcaster, have announced their radio coverage of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest – including the Semi Finals for the first time.
BBC Radio 2 – the home of Eurovision 2023 on UK radio – announces that Scott Mills and Rylan will be the station’s presenters for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Grand Final which will be broadcast live on Radio 2 on Saturday 13 May. And for the very first time, Radio 2 will also broadcast the Eurovision Semi-Finals, which will be presented by Paddy O’Connell.
Eurovision superfans and Radio 2 presenters, Scott and Rylan – who have been involved in Eurovision coverage for many years – will be bringing their insightful and colourful commentary to the Grand Final on the network, broadcasting live from the centre of the action at Liverpool Arena.
For the first time, this year Radio 2 will also be broadcasting the two Eurovision Semi-Finals, with Paddy O’Connell hosting the network’s live coverage from the Liverpool Arena. In the first Semi-Final on Tuesday 9 May (8-10pm), fifteen countries are taking part with ten qualifying for the Grand Final on Saturday night. And on Thursday 11 May, Paddy returns with live coverage from the second of the Semi-Finals, with sixteen countries taking part and ten qualifying for the Grand Final on Saturday night. These shows will also be simulcast on BBC Radio Merseyside.
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Author: Richard Taylor
Categories: BBC Radio 2, Eurovision 2021, Eurovision 2023, United Kingdom
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