United Kingdom: Mae Muller to Eurovision 2023

Mae Muller has officially been awarded the honor of representing the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. She'll perform "I Wrote A Song" in Liverpool on 13 May

It's the day many have been waiting for – the release of the 2023 host's entry. After the success of Space Man finishing second in 2022, the pressure was on for the BBC to select someone to live up to the new standard set by none other than Sam Ryder.

While Ukraine won Eurovision 2022, the United Kingdom stepped up to host the contest in their place given Ukraine was unable to hold the contest this May. This brought much excitement back to the UK as their Eurovision spark had just been reborn and a new chapter is starting out for them in the contest.

And this morning, many fans tuned into the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 where it was revealed that Mae Muller will represent them on home soil in Liverpool. Mae Muller's song, "I Wrote A Song," was also released, and you can listen to it here:

United Kingdom 2023: Mae Muller – "I Wrote A Song"

I Wrote A Song was written by Mae Miller, Karen Poole, and Lewis Thompson.

Mae Muller

Holly Mae Muller was born on 26 August 1997 in Kentish Town, London, England. Muller began singing at the age of eight, and in 2017 recorded some demos that were uploaded to SoundCloud. The demos gained lots of traction online, and later secured her a record deal at Capitol.

Mae Muller has had a pretty successful career since entering the industry in 2018. She's opened for Little Mix on tour, as well as touring on her own. She's also collaborated with some big-name artists such as Marshmello and Sigala. Muller released her debut album, "Chapter 1," back in April 2019. Along with that, she has many singles to her name, and many more coming in the future.

Muller has also made quite a name for herself outside of Europe. Her track "Better Days" in collaboration with NEIKED and American rapper Polo G has accumulated over 1 billion streams across all platforms. The song is also certified platinum in the US and Canada, with a peak at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest

The United Kingdom has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 64 times since 1957. The UK has only skipped the contest two times: 1956 and 1958. They have won Eurovision five times:

United Kingdom 1997: Katrina and The Waves - "Love Shine A Light"

...and have finished in 2nd place 16 times! They came last five times: 2003, 2008, 2010, 2019 and 2021.

United Kingdom 1997: Katrina and The Waves - "Love Shine A Light"

The United Kingdom is a member of the "Big-5," which means they don't have to go through the Semi-final round and are automatically qualified for the Grand Final.

About the author: Justina Helgeson (United States of America)

authorJustina is a correspondent from the United States. She is a more recent fan as she first started following Eurovision in 2021. Since then, she has followed every Eurovision related event and developed a passion for the contest as a whole. If you were to ask them what their favourite all time Eurovision song is, Brividi by Mahmood and Blanco (Italy 2022) will be their answer.

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