Canada will compete in Eurovision 2023. Here’s an example of what we will face. You will be confused.

I completely understand if you have not ever been into the Eurovision Song Contest. After all, it’s way over there, and given the media coverage it received on this side of the Atlantic, it’s hard to follow. Hell, you couldn’t even find it on regular TV Saturday afternoon. I watched the finals on a glitchy YouTube live stream. And glad I did because Eurovision is totally batshit crazy. If you missed the 2022 action, I’ve summarized things for you here.

Twenty-five nations competed this year (Russia was kicked out because–well, you know) including Australia, which, the last time I checked, is very, very, very, very far away from Europe. Next year, another country far away will join the party: Canada.

Yep. For the purposes of the Eurovision song contest, we will become part of Europe, complete with all the voting rights and privileges that come along with that. Best you become informed about what we will face.

Here, for example, is Norway’s 2022. Subwoolfer’s song was “Give That Wolf a Banana.”

And then there are entries like this.

Oh, and there’s more. Much, much more.

Time to study up, Canada. Eurovision is coming for us.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Canada will compete in Eurovision 2023. Here’s an example of what we will face. You will be confused.

  • May 17, 2022 at 1:28 pm
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    This is a very inaccurate article. Canada will not be joining Eurovision. We have our own spinoff.

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  • May 19, 2022 at 5:09 pm
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    Correct, Canada will have its own version of Eurovision, but the winner of the song contest will not necessarily be invited to participate in Eurovision next year.

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