The BBC said an announcement would be made on Zoe Ball’s breakfast program at 08:30 GMT.
Following the same appointment process as last year, the broadcaster has been working with a management company to pick the activity.
The UK is one of the last contesting countries to reveal its song for 2023.
After years of dismal results, Sam Ryder turned things around for the UK at last year’s competition, placing second to Ukraine.
Tap control, which has worked with Dua Lipa and Ellie Goulding, selected the TikTok lead and his song Space Man.
Most of the 37 competing nations have confirmed the song and act they’ll be sent to Liverpool, with a deadline set for March 13 for the handful left to say their plans publicly.
There are generally two ways a Eurovision entry is chosen: an internal selection – an act selected from behind the scenes – or a national selection – a TV show with the victor getting to fly their country’s flag in Liverpool.
Excitement and speculation have been rife for months, with lovers being sent into a frenzy this week when access to the song competition in Liverpool officially went on sale.
While many were disappointed after falling to bag seats at the live shows, including the quickly-sold-out grand final, others complained about the surging cost of tickets… some promising news is just around the corner.
Speaking on the radio track on Wednesday, March 8, Scott Mills conveyed: ‘Fans of Eurovision, listen up, I’ve got some exciting news… Zoe will have a BIG Eurovision announcement tomorrow at 8.30 am!
‘That’s all I’m allowed to say, but ensure you’re attending Breakfast with Zoe Ball tomorrow at 8.30 am on Radio 2. EXCITING!’
BBC presenter Owain Wyn Evans also demonstrated the upcoming announcement on the radio: ‘Rylan [Clark] is on with Zoe on Thursday to announce this year’s UK Eurovision entry. Ooh, who’s it going to be? We’ll have to wait to find out!’
Several names have been widely debated as possible choices to define the UK at this year’s Eurovision, with musician Rina Sawayama – who stars in John Wick: Chapter 4 and has teamed with artists including Lady Gaga and Charli XCX – the clear frontrunner.
However, some people firmly believe that Mimi Webb could be the preferred musician, amid speculation that she may perform her new track, Freezing. In contrast, others reckon singer Birdy could be selected.
Over a polished club beat, she gleefully brings down a cheating ex, listing everything she wants to do to him – create a scene outside his house, crash his car, and generally make his life miserable.
Instead, she goes meta, working out her rage by composing a song about him. “And that’s what we call development, ladies, and gentlemen,” she said in a video showing the music.
Described by one associate as “a Bulgarian bistro banger” and my 13-year-old as “too good for Eurovision,” it’s certainly the most contemporary, reasonable song we’ve sent to the game in a long time.
Mae’s sassy north London charm conveys the deep of her contempt, and the singalong hook is instantly memorable.
The flamenco guitar flourishes are more Mi Chico Latino than La Isla Bonita. But still, they’re an intelligent acknowledgment of Europe’s impact on a British music industry that too often sees itself as superior.
As for the song’s events, I’m in two minds. My first reaction to the music was like cat-tasting wasabi: Get this mess show out from me.
It took a couple of hears to fully embrace Mae’s campy insouciance, but in Liverpool, she only gets one opportunity to impress the Eurovision voters.
Singer and TikTok phenomenon Mae Muller has been announced as the United Kingdom’s entry at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool. The statement was made on Thursday (March 9) morning on BBC Radio 2’s Zoe Ball breakfast show.
Mae Muller is a rising singer and songwriter set to perform the song ‘I Wrote A Song’ when the Eurovision Song Contest arrives in Liverpool in May. Pop music fans will recognize Mae Miller for hit songs such as ‘Therapist’ and ‘I Just Came To Dance,’ as well as for being the support act for Little Max during their tour in 2019.