The Big Eurovision Party is coming to the BBC on New Years Day

December 9, 2022

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The BBC will be airing highlights of Het Grote Songfestivalfeest on New Years Day.

The concert, which took place at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands last month, has been acquired for the BBC by Rachel Ashdown, Lead Commissioner for the Eurovision Song Contest. 

The show was hosted by Dutch Eurovision representative in 1998 and 2007, and Eurovision 2020/2021 co-host, Edsilia Rombley, and featured an impressive 27 Eurovision artists.

At 00:40 on January 1st, 2023, the BBC will be showing highlights of the concert, including backstage footage provided by the United Kingdom’s semi final commentator, Rylan, who had this to say about the broadcast:

“What better way to kick off the year of Eurovision in the UK than this incredible evening of programming on the BBC. The Big Eurovision Party is the perfect pre-party to the main event in May 2023 and we can’t wait to see new and existing fans enjoy the incredible music the Contest has to offer.”

You are the weakest link, goodbye!

Prior to The Big Eurovision Party, the BBC will be showing a special version of quiz show The Weakest Link, which will see a whole host of Eurovision and non-Eurovision stars taking part. BAFTA award winning comedian Romesh Ranganathan will host the show.

Former Eurovision participants Duncan James, (member of Blue) Cheryl Baker, (member of Bucks Fizz) Sonia and Kate Robbins (member of Prima Donna) taking part alongside Scott Mills, Tia Kofi, Lauren Layfield, and Sarah Cawood.

Sam still Ryding high after Eurovision

As was confirmed back in November, Sam Ryder will be performing Sam Ryder’s All Star New Year’s Eve at the BBC’s New Years Eve broadcast.

The show will see Sam being joined by some of the biggest stars in the music industry, who will put on “an out of this world New Year Eve extravaganza” in the run up to 2023, with Sam and his special guests taking on a number of classic tunes.

Tickets for the show can be purchased here.

Are you excited for the Big Eurovision Party on New Years Day? Will you be buying tickets for Sam Ryder’s New Years Eve show? Let us know in the comments below!

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