Mae Muller has been chosen to represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool it has been announced.
The singer will perform her song ‘I Wrote a Song’, which she wrote with Lewis Thompson and Karen Poole. Muller is signed to Capitol Records UK and she has over 5.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
She’s released 3 EPs to date and her Platinum-selling single ‘Better Days’ hit the Top 10 in the US. Muller performed the track on NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’. She also supported Little Mix on their 2019 stadium tour.
Muller says: ”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. I’m a huge fan of so many of the artists that have found success at Eurovision, from ABBA to Måneskin! Sam Ryder was so amazing last year and proved the UK can be back on the left-hand side of the leader board! I wrote the song ‘ I Wrote A Song’ a few months ago when I was going through a hard time and wanted to feel empowered about relationships, so for it to be chosen for this year’s UK Eurovision song is honestly a dream!”
TaP Music, who led the search for this year’s contestant, co-founders Ben Mawson and Ed Millett say: “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” (a great message for the biggest song contest in the world!) alongside its playful tone and up-tempo fun production. From the moment we met Mae, we knew she would be an incredible ambassador for the UK at Eurovision. Alongside her abundant talent, she has the most wonderfully warm and fun personality and expressed positivity and excitement about the opportunity to represent the UK. We are super excited to work with Mae, EMI and her management company Modest! on supporting Mae to get another great result at Eurovision.”
Tonight on BBC One and iPlayer at 8:55pm, ‘Eurovision 2023: Meet the UK Act’ will introduce Muller to the UK audience in an exclusive interview with Scott Mills. In the show, Scott will delve into Muller’s career and hear how she is preparing for the contest in Liverpool. It will also showcase the music video in the first televised broadcast.
This year’s Eurovision will take place in Liverpool on behalf of Ukraine. The 2022 contest was won by Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra but due to the ongoing war in the country, the decision was taken to host this year’s contest in Liverpool.