Stay at the ‘Ultimate Home of Eurovision’ this year, hosted by disco queen Sophie Ellis Bextor
Booking.com is offering lucky fans a Eurovision Song Contest 2023 home viewing experience like no other, hosted by pop sensation Sophie Ellis-Bextor
UK, Wednesday 19 April 2023 - Booking.com, Official Travel Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, is offering fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate this year’s final in the company of disco queen, Sophie Ellis-Bextor at the Ultimate Home of Eurovision, a one night only viewing experience like no other, exclusive to Booking.com
Eurovision fans from across the UK will have the chance to hangout with Sophie and celebrate in true Eurovision style. The experience, which includes a one night stay in a sleek Liverpool apartment complete with karaoke machine, fancy dress, a mixologist and all the space guests need to disco in the kitchen, follows research which reveals that (87%) of fans across the country are planning on watching the show, with one in five (17%) planning on attending or hosting their own home screening of the Eurovision Song Contest with friends or family.
Promising a 12-point experience that won’t disappoint, the stay will bring to life the best of culture, music and entertainment from the world’s biggest live music event and all that the Eurovision Song Contest is famed for, truly inspiring people to travel and experience the world.
Providing a taste of what bookers can expect, Sophie offers a sneak peek into the property in this exclusive video here.
With tickets to this year’s final in Liverpool now sold out, 44% of fans state that being able to watch the Eurovision Song Contest with family and friends is the biggest benefit of tuning in from home - this unique opportunity celebrates the incredible diversity of travel experiences on offer on Booking.com and is an example one of the more than 6.6 million instantly bookable holiday homes and apartments available on the platform.
But it’s not just the allure of Eurovision’s glitz and glamour that appeals to fans across the UK. Almost a third (29%) shared that their favourite thing about Eurovision was learning about other countries and cultures as well as giving them inspiration on where to travel to and next. Meanwhile, 29% claimed it was the chance to celebrate diversity and inclusion. This comes as 45% say they are particularly keen to support this contest in Liverpool this year following Ukraine’s win last year.
With this in mind, Booking.com is offering the perfect home viewing experience, hosted by Sophie Ellis-Bextor welcoming lucky bookers to celebrate in Liverpool.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor says “I am so excited to be in Liverpool this year to watch the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 final alongside the lucky guests who book this experience with Booking.com. Being able to celebrate this special occasion in the actual Home of Eurovision this year won’t only be an unforgettable home away from home experience for the guests, but myself as well!”
Ryan Pearson, from Booking.com says: “At Booking.com, it’s important for us to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, whether that’s inspiring ideas for new adventures, tapping into travellers curiosity or showcasing the incredible diversity that exists in the world. We are absolutely delighted to be supporting the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 as their official travel partner again. ”
The Ultimate Home of Eurovision with Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be available to book on a first come first serve basis on 28 April on Booking.com.
Notes to editors:
What makes a good Eurovision party:
● Inviting friends and family to watch with you – 45%
● A wide variety of snacks and drinks – 51%
● Getting involved in the contest by scoring the acts – 32%
● Singly as loudly as you like – 30%
● Eurovision themed food and drinks from across the world – 29%
The top 10 benefits of watching Eurovision from home:
- Watching it with your friends and family (44%)
- Having all of your favourite snacks and drinks (47%)
- Wearing comfortable clothes and/or pyjamas (44%)
- Being able to discuss the performers with friends/family (37%)
- Having comfortable seating (44%)
- Being able to go to bed as soon as the programme finishes (27%)
- Not having to queue for the toilet (36%)
- Having a clear view of the performers (30%)
- Not having to queue at the bar for a drink (35%)
- Being able to pause the TV (31%)
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About the EBU
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media (PSM). Our mission is to make PSM indispensable.
We represent 112 media organizations in 56 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and have an additional 30 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas.
Our Members operate nearly 2,000 television and radio channels alongside numerous online platforms. Together, they reach audiences of more than one billion people around the world, broadcasting in more than150 languages.
We strive to secure a sustainable future for public service media, provide our Members with world-class content from news to sports and music, and build on our founding ethos of solidarity and co-operation to create a centre for learning and sharing.
We have offices in Brussels, Rome, Dubai, Moscow, New York, Washington DC, Singapore, Madrid and Beijing. Our headquarters are in Geneva.
Discover more about the EBU at www.ebu.ch
About the Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest is the world’s largest live music event. It is organized annually by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the world’s foremost alliance of public service media (PSM).
The competition, in which participating Member broadcasters of the EBU send a new song to represent their nation, has taken place every year since 1956 except in 2020 when the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 27 countries have won the competition at least once.
37 broadcasters will take part in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. The BBC is hosting on Ukraine’s behalf following their win in Turin in 2022 with Kalush Orchestra’s “Stefania”.
The 2022 competition reached over 180 million viewers round the world on TV and online.
Nationally representative research carried out by CensusWide of 1,000 UK fans between 27th - 31st March 2023 that have previously watched Eurovision.