Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Roy Gladder was delighted and grateful at his city being selected, he said: "‘If we hadn’t got it, if ever there was a city that deserved it, it was Glasgow. I’m so glad we’ve got it."
\u201cGood evening Liverpool \ud83d\udc4b\ud83c\uddec\ud83c\udde7\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\u201d
— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision Song Contest)
Tim Davie, BBC director-general congratulated Liverpool and described it as an "exciting, warm and vibrant city," as well as the "undisputed capital of pop music" that iscelebrating the 65th anniversary of its twinning with the Ukrainian city of Odesa.
This year's Eurovision winners Kalush Orchestra also expressed that they are "very pleased that next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Liverpool."
"Though we haven’t had the privilege of visiting yet, the musical heritage of the city is known all over the world. Playing in the same place that The Beatles started out will be a moment we’ll never forget!"
Members of the band "Kalush Orchestra" pose onstage with the winner's trophy and Ukraine's flags after winning on behalf of Ukraine the Eurovision Song contest 2022 on May 14, 2022 at the Pala Alpitour venue in TurinPhoto by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images
They added: "Although we are sad that next year’s competition cannot take place in our homeland, we know that the people of Liverpool will be warm hosts and the organisers will be able to add a real Ukrainian flavour to Eurovision 2023 in this city."
Mykola Chernotytskyi, Head of the Managing Board of UA:PBC, Ukraine’s public broadcaster said:
"It is symbolic that the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Liverpool, a twin city of Odesa. The organisation of a contest of this level sets super demanding requirements.
"I am confident that the city recognised as the capital of pop music will meet them in the best way and will deliver the celebration of music that will amaze both delegations and fans of Eurovision.'
Since the news broke, celebratory messages have been pouring in for Liverpool.
Graham Norton congratulated the city on their win and added that we'll see him there in May.
\u201cCongratulations Liverpool!!! @Eurovision @bbceurovision See you in May!!!\u201d
Prime minister, Liz Truss tweeted her congratulations to Liverpool, describing the hosts as a "welcoming city with a proud musical heritage."
\u201cHuge congratulations to Liverpool for having been selected as the hosts of @bbceurovision 2023. A welcoming city with a proud musical heritage, Liverpool will put on an unforgettable show which celebrates the rich culture and creativity of Ukraine.\u201d
Liverpool City Region mayor Steve Rotheram declared that "MUSIC'S COMING HOME!"
\u201c\ud83c\udf89 MUSIC\u2019S COMING HOME!\n\n\ud83c\udfb6 Music wouldn't be music without Liverpool - and now the biggest music contest in the world is coming to our region! \n\nNow the real work begins as we pull out all the stops for a Eurovision contest to make Ukraine proud \ud83d\udc4f\ud83c\udffb\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 #SlavaUkraini\u201d