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Mae Muller to represent UK at Eurovision 2023

By | Published on Thursday 9 March 2023

The UK’s entrant for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been announced, with the BBC hoping that its partnership with management firm TaP Music in selecting said entrant goes as well this time as last year.

And that 2023 entrant is EMI/Capitol-signed Mae Muller, who will be singing ‘I Wrote A Song’ at the big old Contest in Liverpool in May. Really it should be called ‘We Wrote A Song’, given Muller co-wrote it with Lewis Thompson and Karen Poole.

Says Muller: ”I’m so excited to participate in Eurovision this year and represent the UK! I’ve loved watching Eurovision all my life, so to compete in such a massive music competition is simply brilliant. I’m a huge fan of so many of the artists that have found success at Eurovision, from Abba to Måneskin!”

Muller then references last year’s British contender Sam Ryder, who was also selected by TaP Music and finished in second place at the 2022 Contest, the first UK entrant to appear towards the top of the leader board in a long time. “Sam Ryder was so amazing last year”, Muller goes on, “and proved the UK can be back on the left-hand side of the leader board!”

And as for the song she will sing in May, she explains: “I wrote the song ‘I Wrote A Song’ a few months ago when I was going through a hard time and wanted to feel empowered about relationships, so for it to be chosen for this year’s UK Eurovision song is honestly a dream!”

On their 2023 selection, TaP Music co-founders Ben Mawson and Ed Millett add: “We have always been fans of Mae for her voice, songs and star charisma, and when we heard ‘I Wrote A Song’, we were really taken by its impactful message – ‘songs as a form of therapy’, a great message for the biggest song contest in the world! – alongside its playful tone and up-tempo fun production”.

“From the moment we met Mae”, they go on, “we knew she would be an incredible ambassador for the UK at Eurovision. Alongside her abundant talent, she has the most wonderfully warm and fun personality and expressed positivity and excitement about the opportunity to represent the UK. We are super excited to work with Mae, EMI and her management company Modest! on supporting Mae to get another great result at Eurovision”.

There’s a short programme on BBC One tonight at 8.55pm to formally introducing Muller as the UK’s 2023 Eurovision entrant. The big Contest then happens on 13 May, being staged in Liverpool on behalf of Ukraine, of course, which won last year’s competition.