Mae Muller has been announced as the UK’s act for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 (Picture: PA)
Mae Muller was in high spirits today after being announced as the act representing the United Kingdom at Eurovision.
After months of speculation about who would be taking to the stage this year, 25-year-old Mae was confirmed to be representing the country at the contest, which will be taking place in Liverpool in May.
On Thursday Mae was revealed as the person who would be following on from Sam Ryder, after he came runner-up last year.
The big announcement was made on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show, with presenter Rylan Clark coming on the air to join in the celebration.
Sharing that she’ll be performing a track called I Wrote a Song, the single has already been dubbed a banger, and also a ‘bloody good bop’.
The song is about a woman scorned by a cheating partner, with the music video dropping soon after.
The wet weather didn’t deter her from celebrating (Picture: PA)
Having kept her involvement in Eurovision a secret for two months, it’s unsurprising Mae wanted to ride the wave of excitement today.
‘I’m SO excited to participate in Eurovision this year and represent the UK,’ she said.
‘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 artists that have found success at Eurovision, from ABBA to Måneskin!’ she said.
When leaving the BBC Studios in London, the wet weather couldn’t put a dampener on any of the excitement.
Posing for the cameras Mae happily struck some poses and couldn’t stop smiling.
Mae Muller with Zoe Ball and Rylan Clark on The Radio 2 Breakfast Show on Thursday (Picture: PA)
Most fans wanting to see Mae perform will have to settle for seeing her on screen however, after tickets for the nine Eurovision shows sold out within 90 minutes earlier this week.
The shows will take place at Liverpool Arena.
While there were around 6,000 tickets available for each show, any available ones left are being sold on third party websites for as much as £12,000.
For people who wouldn’t blink an eye at splashing the cash on attending the annual event though, there are tickets in suites now available, however they cost a staggering £45,000.
While they do seat 12 people, you’ll still have to hand over more than £3,000 to attend.
The Eurovision Song Contest airs Saturday, May 13 on BBC One.
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