Eurovision Song Contest 2023: Sweden Takes it All! (Video)

Eurovision Song Contest 2023 - Loreen Sweden

Eurovision Song Contest 2023: Sweden’s Loreen takes the crown for a second time!

On Saturday, Loreen won the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 for Sweden with the song “Tattoo,” beating out 25 other countries.

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.

However, after an 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.

Eurovision Song Contest 2023 - Loreen Sweden

The Eurovision Song Contest broadcast live from Liverpool on behalf of Ukraine, the live show was hosted by Graham Norton, Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham and Julia Sanina. In the U.S. Eurovision streamed on Peacock, hosted by figure skater, Johnny Weir.

UK as the host country, had an embarrassing showing. Singer Mae closed the show, but had a total of 15 points from the juries and only 9 points from viewers, leaving her second last in the rankings. Ouch. Last year, Sam Ryder for the UK was runner-up with his song Space Man to winner Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra.

Loreen is only one of two artists to win Eurovision TWICE

It is the country’s 7th win, meaning that Sweden now ties with Ireland for the most Eurovision Song Contest wins of all time. Additionally, TWO of the wins belong to Loreen. 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.

Loreen got her start in TV talent shows when she took part in the Idol 2004 television competition, finishing fourth.

Watch Loreen’s winner’s performance of “Tattoo” below.

See Loreen’s winning moment below, and watch the reaction of Finland’s Käärijä when he loses. He is so distressed! Finland had a shot when after their audience votes were added to the jury votes, he landed in first place.

Eurovision 2023 Grand Final Running Order

  1. Austria | Teya & Salena – Who The Hell Is Edgar?
  2. Portugal | Mimicat – Ai Coração
  3. Switzerland | Remo Forrer – Watergun
  4. Poland | Blanka – Solo
  5. Serbia | Luke Black – Samo Mi Se Spava
  6. France: La Zarra – Évidemment
  7. Cyprus | Andrew Lambrou – Break A Broken Heart
  8. Spain: Blanca Paloma – Eaea
  9. Sweden | Loreen – Tattoo
  10. Albania | Albina & Familja Kelmendi – Duje
  11. Italy: Marco Mengoni – Due Vite
  12. Estonia | Alika – Bridges
  13. Finland | Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha
  14. Czechia | Vesna – My Sister’s Crown
  15. Australia | Voyager – Promise
  16. Belgium | Gustaph – Because Of You
  17. Armenia | Brunette – Future Lover
  18. Moldova | Pasha Parfeni – Soarele ?i Luna
  19. Ukraine: TVORCHI – Heart of Steel
  20. Norway | Alessandra – Queen of Kings
  21. Germany: Lord of the Lost – Blood & Glitter
  22. Lithuania | Monika Linkyt? – Stay
  23. Israel | Noa Kirel – Unicorn
  24. Slovenia | Joker Out – Carpe Diem
  25. Croatia | Let 3 – Mama Š?!
  26. United Kingdom: Mae Muller – I Wrote A Song
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