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OPINION - The Leader podcast: This is Eurovision 2023 calling…

This is Eurovision 2023 calling...  (evening standard)
This is Eurovision 2023 calling... (evening standard)

For the first time in 25 years, the competition is back on UK soil as we play hosts for last year’s winner Ukraine.

The party atmosphere is well underway in Liverpool, and now we’ve had the quarter and semi-finals, it’s time for the main event - the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

Experts - and superfans - Dr Paul Jordan, aka Dr Eurovision and Professor Helen Julia Minors, head of the School of Arts at York St John University, are here with their definitive guide of everything you need to know about this year’s contest.

We look at the runners and riders in the competition, breakdown the rules and criteria, as well as give our predictions for who will take home the iconic glass-microphone trophy.

Want more Eurovision content? You can listen to our special episode looking at what this year’s contest means to the people of Ukraine with Ukrainian pop star Tina Karol here:

Listen above, and find us on your Spotify Daily Drive or wherever you stream your podcasts.