Here all the acts scheduled to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023: From Sam Ryder to Rita Ora

Sam and Rita will be joined by some of the most iconic Eurovision performers of the last few years.

Remember when Madonna and Justin Timberlake randomly popped up on the performance stage at Eurovision in the pre-pandemic era and we were all like...OK?

Well, don't worry, because when the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 comes to Liverpool next month, there won't be any strange surprises like that, but there will be a handful of exciting performances from acts that range from British pop icons to past Eurovision idols as the UK and Ukraine join forces to put on a collaborative, celebratory show. 

But if Kate Bush does want to venture outside for a little rendition of Running Up That Hill...there's still time to organise it. Just saying.

Over the last few days, a lot of acts have now been confirmed to perform at both the two semi-finals and the big one, the Grand Final on May 13.

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Taking to the stage for the first semi final, one of Eurovision's official hosts for 2023, Julia Sanina, will be performing Маяк, a single she originally released with her band The Hardkiss in her native Ukraine. 

Meanwhile, one of Britain's most reliable bop providers, Rita Ora, will also be performing. The mogul will mount a greatest hits medley of some of her best bangers (and there are a lot to choose from...) as well as a performance of her brand new single Praising You, which features a sample of Fatboy Slim's iconic 1998 hit Praise You. 

Rounding out the first semi final, we'll see a team-up from Ukranian singer Alyosha - who represented the country at Eurovision in 2010 - perform a duet with X Factor album and daughter of Liverpool Rebecca Fergusson for a cover of Duran Duran's Ordinary World.

MORE: Rita Ora's Official Charts history in full

For the second semi final, we only have two interval performaces, one by a selection of Ukranian acts - Eurovison 2014 competitor Mariya Yaremchuk, rapper OTOY and Junior Eurovision representative Zlata Dziunka - as well as a Be Who You Wanna Be medley, which will apparently incorporate drag performers as well as circus acrobatics. Fun!

As for the Grand Final, the BBC have just confirmed who we can expect to take to the stage.

Of course, leading the pack is last year's Eurovision hero Sam Ryder, fresh off the success of his UK Number 1 debut album There's Nothing But Space, Man! and his own record-breaking Eurovision stint with Space Man, which became the highest-charting UK Eurovision entry in 26 years last year.

Sam will be followed by last year's winner, Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra, while a Liverpool Songbook medley will help incorporate performances from some of the most popular recent Eurovision entries from around the continent, Italy's Mahmood, Sweden's Cornelia Jakobs and Israel's 2018 winner Netta...and Liverpool's own Sonia, who competed for the UK (and came in second!) in 1993.

Every performer at the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals 2023


1. Julia Sanina - Маяк

2. Rita Ora - Greatest hits medley & Praising You ft. Fatboy Slim

3. Alyosha & Rebecca Ferguson


1. Mariya Yaremchuk, OTOY & Zlata Dziunka

2. Be Who You Wanna Be medley

Every performer at the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final 2023

1. Sam Ryder 

2. Kalush Orchestra

3. The Liverpool Songbook - Mahmood, Netta, Daði Freyr, Cornelia Jakobs, Duncan Laurence, Sonia

4. Eurovision Flag Parade - GO_A, Jamala, Tina Karol, and Verka Serduchka

Eurovision's Grand Final airs on BBC One/BBC iPlayer from 8pm on Saturday May 13

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Uri Moliner


Chanel can be allowed to act in Liverpool, I think she has the right to do so, being the third classified with a very good score on ESC 2022.




You are complaining about " Madonna and Justin Timberlake randomly popped up on the performance stage" but you celebrate Rita Ora who don't have any business nearby Eurovision, who lately is only known for being the wive of famous director but not her music, she's no needed there
Too bad the unprofessional Eurovision organizers to have people like her and not someone as relevant as Chanel from Spain (if you have the first, second, fifth placed acts of last year, is too weird not to have the third finisher who was top three with the jury and televote, unlike Ukraine or UK)




Perfect, after all the singing from the entrants, its good to see the interval acts will be yet more singing!