Lottie Macro reporting live from Liverpool!
With this year’s Eurovision Song Contest being held in Liverpool, one of England’s cities that is known for its exciting musical background, it is sure to be an event to remember! Fighting for the winning title, with her empowering single, ‘I Wrote A Song’, is this year’s UK entry, Mae Muller. Mae Muller was announced as our UK representative on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show. The rising popstar’s fierce dance-pop anthem, ‘I Wrote A Song’, is the first UK Eurovision entry in more than a decade to debut inside the Official Singles Chart Top 40 in its first week, at position no.30. What a way to introduce her new music releases of 2023, with this pop banger being her first new music release of this year!
The brutally honest lyrics detail overcoming a scandalous breakup in the most therapeutic way possible: writing a song about it. It’s a song that is all about turning your pain into power, and not letting anything get in the way of living your life to the fullest. But it’s not just the lyrics that grab your attention – the whole song is so catchy. With Muller’s strong, mesmering vocals, too, this pop banger has a real chance at making it to the Eurovision’s Grand Final, not just Insanity Radio’s B-List! Accompanied by a colourful, bold music video in which Muller makes a fierce performance, ‘I Wrote A Song’ is destined to steal the show when Muller hits the main stage.
This isn’t the beginning of Mae Muller’s musical career, though… The now 25-year-old singer starred in MIKA’s music video for his quirky pop hit, Grace Kelly, when she was just nine years old. She can be spotted throughout the video wearing a green dress, which she still owns. 14 years later, and they’ve both performed on the Eurovision stage! MIKA was one of the co-hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest last year, and performed a show-stopping medley of his biggest hits. Pre-Eurovision fame, Muller began songwriting at the age of 8. Later, when she started working in a pub as a barmaid during the day, Muller was continuing to write songs, during the evening. She was in the routine of uploading her demos to SoundCloud. These kickstarted her career, and she eventually ended up being the support act for Little Mix on their LM5 tour in 2019. She’d gone from performing in front of 300 people to suddenly performing in front of 20,000 people, supporting one of the biggest girl bands of the 21st Century.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is destined to be a real show-stopper, with a lot of international talent to admire. Wishing Mae Muller the best of luck, the team at Insanity Radio can’t wait to watch the contest this year
Photo by Corrine Cumming via the EBU