The announcement of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2023 finalists may have radical changes. The semi-finals are scheduled for May 9 and May 13 at the Liverpool Arena.
According to GJ Kooijman, host of the Dutch podcast Ding-a-Dong, when the qualifiers are announced, all the semi-final participants will be lined up on stage.
The hosts announce the first five finalists and Alesha Dixon then has a talk with them on the small stage. The procedure is repeated for the remaining five qualified acts.
This is a change that has yet to be officialy confirmed and the goal would be to keep enthusiasm and suspense until the end.
This is a change that has yet to be officially confirmed, and which, by all indications, seeks to maintain enthusiasm and suspense until the end.
This is what the current rundown draft of the show says about it. I think it’s supposed to say “clear main stage of losing acts” and there’s a mention of risers (probably to have all 15 acts spread out on main stage). 👀 pic.twitter.com/MTsAPpkZRH
— GJ Kooijman (@gjkooijman) May 4, 2023