UNITED KINGDOM – With Sam Ryder’s “Space Man,” the UK achieved their highest performance since 1998, ranking second behind Ukraine and garnering 466 points. The Big 5 country also won the jury vote, beating out second-placed Sweden.
The UK delegation at Eurovision startled fans by revealing today that the first meeting for 2023 had been held, sparking conjecture about what the meeting comprised.
Rather than being labelled as 2022 debrief, Lee Smithurst – a BBC Series Producer and one of the UK delegation’s senior members – indicated that the first discussions for the UK’s plans in 2023 will take place at the BBC headquarters, sharing the news with his Instagram followers.
The announcement has sparked conjecture among British Eurovision fans about the meeting’s agenda, which might include preparing for the next artist and probable preparations to make a hosting bid for the 2023 event, as well as discussion regarding the site of next year’s contest.
Despite Ukraine’s preparations for hosting the event starting a few weeks ago, there is concern that the contest will be co-hosted in another European nation owing to Russia’s continuous invasion of Ukraine.
In any case, the UK delegation is convening unusually early, indicating that the BBC is not resting on its laurels after finishing second in Turin last month!
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