Who is Mae Muller the UK's entry for Eurovision 2023?: Everything you need to know about the I Wrote A Song pop star from Little Mix support slot to UK chart sucess

She's written a song...but who is pop star Mae Muller?

Mae Muller will represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with I Wrote A Song.

A baleric-infused synth-pop stomper, the track is all about Mae funneling her anger at the betrayl of an ex beau into doing what she does best - writing bangers - instead of trashing his car, like she really wants to do.


While Mae has been a name on people's lips in the run-up to the announcement, which took place this morning on Zoe Ball's BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show, her appointment will no doubt still be a surprise to some. 

So we thought it was high time to break down exactly who Mae Muller is and what she brings that's new and exciting to the UK's fresh attempt at Eurovision glory. 

MORE: Everything you need to know about Eurovision 2023

Who is Mae Muller?

Mae Muller is a pop star - and she very much is a pop STAR, the kind of fresh-faced talent with actual major label backing and years of industry-lead hype behind her that a UK entry has sorely lacked up until this point - who hails from Kentish Town in North London.

Born on August 26 1997, Mae is 25 years old and one of the youngest entries of recent years (Sam Ryder was 32, James Newman 25 when they represented the UK) and is currently signed to Capitol Records, a part of Universal Music, one of the Big Three major labels (which also includes Sony and Warner). 

So far, she's released three EPs - 2018's After Hours and Frankly and 2020's No One Else, Not Even You - and dropped her debut album, Chapter 1, in 2019. 

Where would I recognise Mae Muller from? Has she had any chart success?

If you have the finger on the pulse of rising UK pop girls, then you would have definitely come across Mae at some point in the last few years.

While none of her solo songs have charted inside the Official Singles Chart yet (expect that to change with I Wrote A Song!) Mae had a massive breakout moment throughout 2021 and 2022 with the song Better Days, in which she was featured in alongside production duo Neiked and rapper Polo G.

It became her first Top 40 hit in the UK, peaking at Number 32 and was an even bigger success in the US, where it reached Number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was so popular, Mae even performed it on The Voice US in front of judges Kelly Clarkson and Ariana Grande (!).

Outside of Better Days' success, Mae was also introduced to a wide audience thanks to her support slot on Little Mix's 2019 LM5 Tour, alongside boyband New Rules.

What does I Wrote A Song sound like? Is it a good Eurovision entry?

In a word - yes. Ignore its debut on BBC Radio 2 this morning, because I Wrote A Song is, without a doubt, the freshest sounding UK Eurovision entry for countless years, sounding like something that actually belongs on radio rotation and your new music playlists.

Co-written by Mae alongside Karen Poole (Kylie Minogue, Becky Hill) and Lewis Thompson (all of Joel Corry's UK chart hits and Rita Ora's recent comeback You Only Love Me) as well as co-production from Alfred Parx (L Devine), I Wrote A Song is a slick 2:45 minutes long that mixes a very competition friendly Eurodance beat with Mae's signature low-slung vocals. It even has a dance routine!

When will Mae represent the UK at Eurovision 2023?

Mae Muller will take to the stage at Eurovision's Grand Final, which takes place on May 13, 2023. UK viewers will be able to watch it live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

As part of the Big Five (which also includes Germany, Italy, France and Spain) the UK gets automatic entry into the Grand Final, as do last year's winners Ukraine.

But you can expect Mae to perform I Wrote A Song at one of the two Semi Finals - set to take place May 9 and May 11.

Re-visit every UK Eurovision entry here

I Wrote A Song is out now via Capitol/EMI. The Eurovision Song Contest airs this year from May 9 - May 13 2023 on BBC One, BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.

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Mike Sowden


No mention here of Mae being the little girl in Mika's 'Grace Kelly' video.




yes,i'd agree this is very much the type of song that could go all the way at Eurovision and,possibly,the charts. great video,too!