Finland perform at 1st Eurovision Semi Final
The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Grand Final will take place tonight (Saturday 13 May) in Liverpool on behalf of Ukraine.
Despite Kalush Orchestra winning the 2022 contest with their song Stefania, the country cannot host due to the ongoing conflict with Russia.
Throughout the course of the week, Liverpool have honoured Ukraine and the final will include plenty of nods to last year’s winner.
Ahead of the Grand Final, Sweden remains the favourite to win the Song Contest with Loreen and her single Tattoo.
Unfortunately for UK entry Mae Muller, it doesn’t look as though she can replicate the success of Sam Ryder, who placed second in 2022.
Bookmakers Ladbrokes have cut the odds of Sweden winning to 4/9 with Finland close behind at 5/2. Meanwhile, the UK have tumbled to 33/1 to win.
Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “Loreen’s going from strength to strength and it would be a huge surprise if she doesn’t win Eurovision for a second time.”
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Mae Muller’s staggering earnings revealed
UK entry Mae Muller has already gained over £30,000 in royalties since she was confirmed to represent the country.
Her single I Wrote A Song has earned £23,000 with 7.46 million Spotify plays.
Since being announced as the UK entry on March 9, Mae’s Spotify streams have been boosted by 9.7 million across her discography. This equates to estimated earnings of £30,859.33.
According to casino bonus comparison website Mr. Gamble, the 2023 winning Eurovision song can potentially earn £140,280.
Meanwhile, bookies’ favourite, Loreen from Sweden’s Tattoo gained 52.5 million plays on Spotify, earning over £165,000 in royalties.
Italy’s song, Due Vite by Marco Mengoni, has the second highest number of streams, 48.3 million, earning potentially over £152,000.
Good morning from Liverpool. I’m Helen Kelly, I’ll be bringing you all the latest developments from the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Grand Final. Please feel free to get in touch with me as I work if you have a story or tips to share! Your thoughts are always welcome.
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