The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2023 took place yesterday at the Liverpool Arena. The show featured much more than the 26 competing performances.
Last year’s winners, Kalush Orchestra, performed at the opening, while the flag parade featured four former Ukrainian representatives who also marked the history of the ESC.
There were two interval acts: Sam Ryder, runner-up in 2022, presented a new song; and the segment Liverpool Songbook, which featured seven former ESC contestants.
Watch or rewatch all these moments in the videos we share below.
Opening: Kalush Orchestra, Voices of a New Generation (Stefania and Changes)
Flag parade: Featuring Go_A, Jamala, Tina Karol and Verka Serduchka
Interval act: Sam Ryder, Mountain
Interval act: Liverpool Songbook, featuring Cornelia Jakobs, Daði Freyr, Duncan Laurence, Mahmood, Netta, Ruslana and Sonia