Mae Muller to represent the United Kingdom for Eurovision 2023

Mae Muller will be representing the United Kingdom with her track 'I Wrote a Song' at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

'I Wrote a Song' was announced as being the UK's Eurovision entry on this morning's Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on Radio 2. Muller (25), who has previously had a top 10 single in the US, will perform her track on Thursday night on BBC One.

Muller was selected in the same process as was used last year, with the BBC working with a music management company (TaP Music) and deciding behind the scenes.

Opinions on the decision have been divided. One Twitter user tweeted replying to the announcement, "This is the best one yet, her music is fantastic!". Another tweeted: "Looks like the UK will be back to nil points again, clearly the BBC doesn't want to host the contest two years running".

The UK has not had much success at Eurovision over the last few years except for 2022 when Sam Ryder performed "Space Man" and came second to Ukraine. 

Commenting on Ryder's success, Muller has expressed a desire to do the same and not allow the UK to go back to the old ways of deflating losses: "Sam Ryder was so amazing last year and proved the UK can be back on the left-hand side of the leaderboard!”

Muller continued: "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.”

TaP music, who picked Ryder last year, have praised Muller's track and believe it will bring the UK more success this year in Eurovision: "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"

The deadline for a country to submit its Eurovision track is on March 13th, and as it currently stands, nearly all 37 countries participating this year have submitted their entry.

Eurovision 2023 will take place in Liverpool in May. The event was supposed to be hosted in last year's Eurovision winners country (Ukraine) but due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, the event organisers thought best to host Eurovision 2023 in England. 

The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will begin on Tuesday 9th May. 

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