Liverpool, UK (Top40 Charts)
It's been an incredible evening of memorable entertainment coming to us from Liverpool Arena
in the United Kingdom. And after the Grand Final of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, we have a winner!
After the jury scores were announced, Sweden's entry Tattoo by Loreen
was leading the pack with 340 points, with Israel
and Italy behind with 177 and 176 points respectively. But as we all know, that was only ever half of the story!
After a tension-packed announcement of the public vote, it was revealed that Tattoo received enough points to earn the win! Sweden scored a total of 583 points, with Finland finishing in second-place with 526 points.
This is the country's 7th win, meaning that Sweden now ties with Ireland for the most Eurovision Song Contest wins of all time.
has actually scored two of those 7 wins for Sweden. In 2012, she won the Contest in Baku with the song Euphoria. Loreen
becomes only the second artist in history to have won the Eurovision Song Contest twice, after Johnny Logan
did the double for Ireland in the '80s.
Since her Eurovision win and the release of her breakthrough album 'Heal', both in 2012, Loreen
has enchanted audiences with her voice, unique artistic expression, and captivating lyrics.
In the decade since the Baku Contest, Loreen
has continued to develop artistically, exploring new ways to express her creativity; from releasing Swedish-language music for the first time, to making her acting debut in the film adaptation of Vinterviken.
Last year, the singer came full circle back to electrifying pop, releasing the track Neon Lights
- a song about a modern-day Joan of Arc. Loreen
wants to continue using music to challenge her audience with messages of inclusion and representation.
saw 26 acts take to the stage, including the UK's Mae Muller, and after several hours of stellar performances, hosts Graham Norton and Hannah
Waddingham brought us the results from the juries and the public - and in turns out, the bookies were pretty spot on.
After the jury and public votes were revealed, the top four came down to Sweden entry and 2012 Eurovision champion Loreen, Finland's Käärijä, Israel's Noa Kirel
and Italy's Marco
Mengoni - but who scored the most points?
Eurovision Song Contest 2023 - The Results:
- Tattoo - 583
Finland - Käärijä - Cha Cha Cha - 526
Israel, Noa Kirel
Italy - Marco
Mengoni - Due Vite - 350
Norway - Alessandra
Ukraine - TVORCHI - Heart
of Steel - 243
Belgium - Gustaph
- Because of You - 182
Estonia, Alika - Bridges - 168
Australia - Voyager - Promise - 151
Czechia - Vesna - My Sister's Crown - 129
Lithuania, Monika Linkytė - Stay - 127
Cyprus - Andrew Lambrou - Break a Broken Heart
Croatia - Let 3 - Mama ŠČ - 123
Armenia - Brunette - Future
Lover - 122
Austria - Teya & Salena
- Who The Hell is Edgar? - 120
France - La Zarra - Évidemment - 104
Spain - Blanca Paloma - Eaea - 100
Moldova - Pasha Parfeni - Soarele si Luna - 96
Poland - Blanka - Solo - 93
Switzerland - Remo Forrer
- Watergun - 92
Slovenia - Joker Out
- Carpe Diem - 78
Albania - Albina & Familja Kelmendi - Duje - 76
Portugal - Mimicat - Ai Coração - 59
Serbia - Luke Black
- Samo Mi Se Spava - 30
United Kingdom - Mae Muller
- I Wrote A Song - 24
Germany - Lord of the Lost - Blood & Glitter - 18