The winner of the 2023 Eurovision song contest is Sweden. The winning act was Lorine Zineb Nora Talhaoui known on stage simply as Loreen with her cinematic performance of “Tattoo”. Sweden received the most votes from the judges and were leading the way as the competition went into the public vote.
Sweden’s performance was the most popular on the night as the judges and European population decided to place them in first. Finland came in second place. You can watch Sweden’s winning performance in the video below.
About Eurovision 2023
Liverpool is hosting the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, making it one of the biggest nights of the year. The UK took on the hosting duties after Ukraine, the previous year’s winner, was unable to host due to the ongoing Russian invasion. After a bidding contest, Liverpool was chosen to represent both the UK and Ukraine.
The highly anticipated grand final will take place on Saturday, May 13, with all 26 acts competing for the coveted Eurovision trophy. The event will be broadcasted on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, with hosts Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham, Julia Sanina, and Graham Norton, accompanied by Mel Giedroyc in the commentary box. For those who prefer radio commentary, Scott Mills and Rylan Clark will provide live coverage on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.
Among the notable acts is Sweden’s Cornelia Jakobs, who came fourth in the previous year’s contest. She will be performing a hypnotic interpretation of Melanie C’s hit song “I Turn To You” while sitting in a shallow pool. Sonia, who was the runner-up 30 years ago, will also make a comeback with her hit song “Better the Devil You Know.” Duncan Laurence, the winner of Eurovision 2021, will return to sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” alongside other medley acts.
Voting for the Eurovision Song Contest final is now open, and the UK is pinning its hopes on Mae Muller’s track “I Wrote a Song”. This year’s competition holds special significance as it marks the first time in 25 years that the UK is hosting the final. The event brings together twenty finalists, including Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Australia, along with the Big Five countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) and Ukraine. The final will be broadcasted on BBC One, with Graham Norton, Hannah Waddingham, Alesha Dixon, and Julia Sanina as presenters, while Norton will also provide commentary.
Mae Muller is considered one of the frontrunners, although she may not be able to achieve the success Sam Ryder did last year, who finished in 2nd place for the UK. The Eurovision Song Contest final promises to be an exciting and memorable event, showcasing the diverse talents of the participating countries and bringing joy to millions of viewers around the world.