Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! After an intense night of incredible performances and thrilling suspense, Sweden has emerged victorious in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The talented artist, Loreen, captivated audiences with their mesmerizing performance of the song “Tattoo.” The crowd erupted in joy as the results were announced, and Loreen celebrated their well-deserved triumph.
The journey to victory was not an easy one for Sweden and Loreen. They faced fierce competition from 25 other countries, each delivering their best musical talents on the grand stage. But it was Loreen’s exceptional blend of artistry, stage presence, and the captivating power of “Tattoo” that resonated deeply with both the national juries and the global televote.
The jury results, revealed during the thrilling voting sequence, showcased Loreen’s strong standing from the very beginning. With the overwhelming support of the national juries, Sweden and Loreen gained a significant advantage, securing a solid foundation for their journey to victory. The jury results screenshot below captures the tense moment when Sweden took the lead, setting the stage for an unforgettable finale.
But the excitement didn’t stop there. As the televotes were announced, the tension in the arena reached its peak. The complete results, shown in the screenshot below, illustrate the nail-biting journey that led Sweden and Loreen to claim the Eurovision crown. Their remarkable performance and infectious energy resonated with viewers all across Europe and beyond, propelling them to the pinnacle of success.
CAPTURA RESULTADOS COMPLETOS
The grand final of Eurovision 2023 took place tonight at 9:00 PM, live from the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool. Twenty-six candidates took the stage in Liverpool to showcase their talent to Europe, Australia, and the rest of the world.
Following Ukraine’s victory with Kalush Orchestra and the song “Stefania” last year at the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest held in Turin, Italy, we traveled to Liverpool, United Kingdom, which opened its arms to host the competition after it became impossible to hold it in Ukraine. Sam Rider came in second place with the song “Space Man.”
This grand final of the festival followed two major shows where a total of 31 countries competed for one of the 26 spots in the grand final. We left behind the proposals of Malta, Latvia, Ireland, Azerbaijan, the Netherlands, Denmark, Romania, Iceland, Greece, Georgia, and San Marino.
Who participated in the Eurovision grand final?
After knowing their classification in their respective semifinals, the finalist countries proceeded to draw the allocation of the half of the final. After this, the BBC was in charge of determining the running order based on criteria such as enhancing the dynamics and audience of the show.
In addition to the 20 countries that went through the semifinal process and qualified thanks to the exclusive televote, the Big5 and the previous year’s winner, Ukraine, joined them as direct finalists. Let’s remember that the Big5 is a group of countries (Germany, Spain, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom) that automatically advanced to the grand final due to their significant contribution both economically and in terms of audiences, without which it would not be possible to hold the festival as we know it.
As announced by the BBC and the EBU through their official channels on February 22, for this grand final, we had four presenters: the singer, songwriter, dancer, and television presenter Alesha Dixon; Hannah Waddingham, renowned for her established career on stage and screen; Ukrainian singer and songwriter Julia Sanina; and Graham Norton, a popular television presenter in the United Kingdom and around the world, with a special relationship with Eurovision.
What was the mechanics of the show? When did the favorites to win Eurovision 2023 perform?
The grand final began at 9:00 PM CET on Saturday, May 13, from the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool in style, with a spectacular performance by the current champions, the Kalush Orchestra, with their song “Stefania.” Afterwards, we enjoyed the traditional flag parade, where all the participants took the stage, accompanied by great Ukrainian Eurovision icons such as GO_A, Jamala, Tina Karol, and Verka Serduchka.
After that, the hosts announced the mechanics of the gala and presented the voting numbers for each country. Following the performances of the 26 countries, the voting phase began, allowing the 37 participating countries and the rest of the world to cast their votes.
During these voting moments, we enjoyed two interval acts. One of them was led by Sam Ryder, the runner-up of Eurovision 2023, who performed some of his hits alongside Queen’s drummer, Roger Taylor. The second interval act featured iconic Eurovision participants from previous years, such as Mahmood, Netta, Dadi Freyr, Cornelia Jakobs, Sonia, and Duncan Laurence, who took us on a musical journey through Liverpool’s music scene.
At the end, it was time for the voting. First, the spokespeople of each national jury were responsible for announcing their votes (12, 10, 8 – 1). After these results were revealed, it was the turn of the televote. The hosts announced the combined points each country received, starting from the last place according to the jury votes and building up the suspense until the final moment.