Eurovision Song Contest 2023 taking place in Liverpool, United Kingdom, following the country’s victory at the 2022 contest with Ukraine, the winner of the 2022 contest with the song “Stefania” by Kalush Orchestra. We listed every metal and rock song in the Eurovision Song Contest until now.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) hosts the annual Eurovision Song Contest, an international songwriting contest. The majority of the contestants are from European nations, and each of them presents a distinctive song that is broadcast live on radio and television. The EBU’s Eurovision and Euroradio networks transmit the performances to national broadcasters. The winning song is then decided by popular vote among the participating nations.
It’s interesting to note that the previous year showed heavy music can still be a prominent force on the Eurovision stage. At this fantastically crazy music festival, metal music was played on other occasions as well.
Is there any rock or metal band in Eurovision 2023?
For the Eurovision song contest 2023, Germany is giving up a serving of heavy metal by sending Lord of the Lost to participate with their song, “Blood & Glitter.” Lord of the Lost also joined the Iron Maiden 2023 tour next month.
You can watch their semi-final performance below!
Also, out of the 37 shows competing in the 67th Eurovision song contest, one is a metal band. The progressive metal band Voyager will fly in from Perth, Australia to take part in the famous music contest this year.
Who is the winner of the Eurovision song contest 2023?
The winner of the 67th Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Tattoo” was Loreen from Sweden after four hours of music, performances, entertainment, and excitement.
As the winner of Eurovision 2012 with “Euphoria,” Loreen was the undisputed favorite to take home the trophy in 2023.
Who are in the Voyager music band?
Voyager is a band that also founded in 1999 in Perth, Western Australia.
They are a progressive metal band, and in addition to metal, they also write music for heavy metal, power metal, levant rap, dance/electronic, and other genres. You can also watch Voyager‘s “Promise” song performance below!
Here’s every metal and rock song in the Eurovision Song Contest
Rock and metal aren’t typically associated with the Eurovision Song Contest. Too many genres of musicians and bands have attempted to incorporate their more experimental approaches into the pop music-influenced conventional style. Rock and metal songs aren’t as prevalent at Eurovision. Check our music list below!
Mr. Lordi (Tomi Petteri Putaansuu), the band’s lead singer, lyricist, and costume designer, founded Lordi in Finland sometime around 1992.
Lordi is also well-known for performing at concerts and using scary props like fireworks and monster masks. When the group launched their number-one single, “Would You Like Monsterman?,” in 2002, they became well-known. The Monsterman? Their popular song “Hard Rock Hallelujah” also won them the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
To represent Georgia at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Germany, Eldrine took part in the contest and won the national televised vote. after it was announced that Tamar Vadachkoria, the group’s original singer, would be replaced by Sopho Toroshelidze owing to a contractual issue.
Eldrine competed in the first round’s semi-finals and was picked to give the ninth performance. They received the sixth-most votes, which qualified them for the final, where they finished last. With 110 points, they came in ninth. For Belarus, Ukraine, and Lithuania, they were awarded 12 points.
Mor ve Ötesi – Deli (2008)
One of the Turkish alternative rock groups is called Mor ve Ötesi, and it was founded in Istanbul. Harun Tekin (vocals and rhythm guitar), Kerem Kabadayi (drums), Burak Guven (bass), and Kerem Ozyegen (lead guitar) are the group’s current four members. Alper Tekin and Derin Esmer, who have no connection to Harun, make up the band’s former lineup. After the album Dunya Yalan Soyluyor was released, the group found widespread success.
The Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, titled “Deli” (also known as “Insane”), was sung by Mor ve tesi. It finished eighth with 138 points and advanced to the second semifinal.
Wig Wam (2005)
“In My Dreams” was the Norwegian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, and was performed by Wig Wam. The track is a metal genre, which is in line with the band’s belief of “rock’n’roll can be the next rocker”.
Iceland was a participant in Iceland’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Hatrid mun Sigra” composed by Einar Hrafn Stefansson Klemens Nikulasson Hannigan as well as Matthias Tryggvi Haraldsson. The song was performed by the band Hatari.
2008 Eurovision Song Contest following Helsinki’s 2007 hosting of the event. The Yleisradio Oy (Yle) held the open national competition known as Euroviisut 2008 to choose their submission.
Terasbetoni, who sang the song “Missa Mihet Ratsastaa” written by one of the band members Jarkko Ahola, won the competition.
Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal group that symphonic originates hails from Helsinki was formed in 1993. Their band members include cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lotjonen, and Perttu Kivilaaksoas well as the jazz drummer Mikko Siren. The band was initially a classical-inspired Metallica tribute group, the band later changed to a neoclassical style of metal.
Apocalyptica was the interlude in which they performed a mix of tracks: Worlds Collide, Faraway, and lastly Life Burns!, however without using the standard lyrics.
Alexander Rybak and Keep Of Kalessin (2009)
Alexander Rybak from Norway won the competition with a metal-as-fuck music track titled Fairytale. Eurovision is a fan of sequels and in 2011, the Norwegian singer returned with a group that was comprised of the Norwegian metal band Keep Of Kalessin, who were in the contest the year before.
AWS/Viszlát Nyár (2018)
Hungary’s national selection for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, A Dal, was won by the metal band AWS. They will represent Hungary in Lisbon with their song “Viszlat Nyar.”
Blind Channel (2021)
The song “Dark Side” ranked ninth in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 and was nominated for the Global Metal Apocalypse Awards.
The hit song “Dark Side” is by the Finnish post-hardcore band Blind Channel. It was a song that won Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2021 and went on to represent Finland at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. On February 28, 2021, it was ranked as the top product in Finland.
In 2016, the Italian Glam rock band Maneskin was founded in Rome. The members of Maneskin are guitarist Thomas Raggi, drummer Ethan Torchio, bassist Victoria De Angelis, and singer Damiano David.
In their early years, the band also played in public. However, they rose to recognition after placing second in the 11th season of the Italian reality competition X Factor in 2017. When they performed “Zitti e Buoni” to win the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Italy, they made their debut on the world stage.
Athena – For Real (2004)
Athena is a ska/rock duo formed in Istanbul, Turkey, founded by twin brothers Hakan Ozoguz (guitar and backing vocals) and Gokhan Ozoguz (lead vocals and guitar) in 1987. They’ve released over 8 albums.
Turkey also joined in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 with the song “For Real” composed by Gokhan Ozoguz and Hakan Ozoguz.
O.Torvald – Time (2017)
Ukraine joined in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song “Time” composed by Yevhen Halych and Yevhen Kamenchuk. It was performed by O.Torvald.
Kaliopi – Crno I Belo (2012)
The song “Crno I Belo” is performed by Macedonian singer-songwriter Kaliopi. Romeo Grill and Kaliopi co-wrote the song, which Grill also helped to produce.
It is most known for being Macedonia’s entry into the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Max Jason Mai – Don’t Close Your Eyes (2012)
The song “Don’t Close Your Eyes” was written and performed by Max Jason Mai, who was chosen internally by the Slovak broadcaster Rozhlas a Televizia Slovenska (RTVS) to represent Slovakia during the competition in Azerbaijan.
Slovakia entered as a participant in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with this song.
Hanna Pakarinen – Leave Me Alone (2007)
Hanna Pakarinen is a pop artist who became famous by taking home the Finnish Idols talent competition with 60 percent of the vote.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Finland will serve as host for this year’s Eurovision competition for the very first time following Lordi taking the title in 2006. Finland was represented in the contest by Hanna Pakarinen with the song “Leave Me Alone”. The song was written by Martti Vuorinen and Miikka Huttunen. Its lyrics were composed by Martti Vuorinen as well as Pakarinen.
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