Eurovision 2023: BBC unveils new slogan and logo for host city Liverpool

The new logo incorporates the colours of both the UK and Ukranian flag.

The BBC has unveiled the brand-new logo and slogan for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, which will this year take place in Liverpool. 

Despite Ukraine winning last year's Eurovision, set in Turin, the situation was deemed too dangerous to hold the contest there, so the United Kingdom (who placed second, with Sam Ryder) took over duties. 

Liverpool was chosen as host city for Eurovision 2023, and the today the BBC has revealed for the first time its logo and slogan for the event - which speaks to the unity and collaboration between the UK and Ukraine during this very special time. 

"United By Music" will be the slogan of the contest this year, while its logo shows hearts intertwined, beating. The colour of this is significant, as it combines the colours of both the UK and Ukrainian flags. 

An official handover ceremony, hosted by Rylan Clark and AJ Odudu, will be broadcast from Liverpool's St George's Hall at 19:00 GMT on Tuesday on BBC Two.

In a statement the BBC said that the logo's design goes right back to the very start of Eurovision, which was originally conceived as a broadcasting experiment to bring the countries of Europe closer together. 

During tonight's handover, slots for the Semi Finals will also be revealed, while allocation duties will be shared among British and Ukrainian primary school children. 

The two semi finals will take place on May 9 and 11 respectively, with the Grand Final being held on May 13.

As the winner of last year, Ukraine gets automatic entry into the Grand Final, as do 'the Big Five' of the UK, Spain, France, Italy and Germany. 

Last's Eurovision was a revelatory one for the UK, with the success of SPACE MAN. After its second place finish, Sam Ryder's tune became the highest-charting UK Eurovision entry in the UK for 26 years, peaking at Number 2 on the Official Singles Chart. Sam capped off the year with his debut album, There's Nothing But Space, Man! going one further and becoming his first Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.

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