Ikke Hipgold at the ESC preliminary round
He is on “Our Song for Liverpool”.
Appearance at the ESC preliminary decision: Ikke Hipgold won the TikTok voting and is therefore part of “Unser Lied für Liverpool” on March 3rd.
The users have decided: In the TikTok voting for a place in the show “Eurovision Song Contest 2023 – Our Song for Liverpool” Ikke Hipgold (46) won with 52 percent of the votes. The NDR announced this. A total of 121,564 votes were cast in the TikTok voting.
After his victory, Ikke Hipgold will be on stage alongside Will Church, Frida Gold, Patty Gurdy, Lord Of The Lost, René Miller, Anica Russo, Lonely Spring and TRONG at the German ESC preliminary round in Cologne. One of these acts will then represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest. “Our song for Liverpool” shows the first on March 3rd from 10:20 p.m. The show will be moderated by Barbara Schöneberger (48) and will also be broadcast live on ONE, in the ARD media center and on “eurovision.de”.
ESC in Liverpool
The final of the ESC 2023 will take place in Liverpool on May 13th. The semi-finals will take place on May 9th and May 11th. Although the home country of the previous year’s winner usually hosts the new competition, it was already decided in 2022 that 2023 would be different. The Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won last year, but the event was moved to the UK due to security concerns and planning uncertainties due to the war in Ukraine. The Brit Sam Ryder (33) took second place in 2022.
The ESC will be held this year under the slogan “United by Music”. According to the British broadcaster, the motto is intended to illustrate “the unique partnership between Great Britain, Ukraine and the host city of Liverpool”. It also shows “the incredible power of music that brings communities together” and the core idea of the ESC, which was designed so that Europe could come closer.