Winners and losers of the grand finals

Europe has decided, and quite clearly. – The Eurovision Song Contest took place again this year to celebrate music internationally. You can find all the winners, losers and special moments of the Grand Prix in this article.

An evening of great music comes to an end and an old hand is at the helm: Swede Loreen won the ESC again. She won the hearts of Eurovision fans back in 2012 with her song Euphoria.

Their song Tattoo managed to reach those hearts again. Already in the jury voting, she was able to build up a large lead of 340 points. The one so secured 1st place was only briefly contested by Finland during the public voting, but she brought him back with another 246 points. So that she is another candidate on the list of multiple ESC winners alongside Irishman Johnny Logan.

All finalists of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023

A total of 26 countries were allowed to take part in the final. Here you can find all performances in the order of the contest:

  1. Austria: Teya & Salena – Who The Hell Is Edgar?
  2. Portugal: Mimicat – Ai coração
  3. Switzerland: Remo Forrer – Watergun
  4. Serbia: Luke Black – Samo mi se spava
  5. France: La Zarra – Evidemment
  6. Poland: Blanka – Solo
  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. Czech Republic: Vesna – My Sister’s Crown
  15. Australia: Voyager – Promise
  16. Belgium: Gustav – Because Of You
  17. Armenia: Brunette – Future Lover
  18. Moldova: Pasha Parfeni – Soarele și luna
  19. Ukraine: TVORCHI – Heart Of Steel
  20. Norway: Alessandra – Queen of Kings
  21. Germany: Lord of the Lost – Blood & Glitter
  22. Lithuania: Monika Linkytê – Stay
  23. Israel: Noa Kirel-Unicorn
  24. Slovenia: Joker Out – Carpe Diem
  25. Croatia: Let 3 – Mama ŠČ!
  26. Great Britain: Mae Muller – I wrote a song
This is what the end result of the ESC 2023 looked like. (Image source: Screenshot of the official ESC 2023 broadcast)

Enthusiasm for breaks thanks to ESC stars

While the votes were being cast and tallied, Britain presented a Medley of well-known songs, sung by ESC stars from the past few years. Playlist on the official ESC channelThese covers can also be found in . The following artists presented the songs:

Artist country song
mahmood Italy Imagine
Nice Israel You spin me right round
Daði Freyr Iceland Whole again
Cornelia Jacobs Sweden I turn to you
sonia Great Britain Better the devil in you
Duncan Laurence Netherlands You’ll never walk alone

Also gathered during the performance of Duncan Laurence the entire Eurovision team on stage, to spread the message of the song to all people. In particular, the Ukrainian viewers, who were tuned in live from Kiev, where the ESC was supposed to take place.

Daði Freyr with his background dancers at ESC 2023
Along with many other stars, Icelander Daði Freyr did the honors for the voting break. (Image Source: Sarah Louise Bennet / EBU)

Before this cover medley, however, another ESC star was found on stage: Sam Ryder, the British act of 2022, did the honors again, accompanied by several physically impaired dancers and none other than Roger Taylor, Queen’s drummer.

Between the performances, in addition to the short overviews of the evening’s acts, there were also a number of interviews, including with the Australian commentators and a group of Ukrainian refugees. The concluded with a message from ABBA, who, with their success story, encouraged the participants that great things could also come from their appearance at the ESC.

Germany’s appearance more blood than glitter

Although their style was an innovation for German ESC candidates, Lord of the Lost could with their song Blood & Glitter not prevail over the competition. The dark rock band didn’t really stand out in the crowd, which made them a complete drab.

This was also reflected in the voting: they received a total of 3 points from the juries (two from Iceland and one from the Czech Republic) and the public voting gave them just 15 points. This lands Germany again far behind in last place.

Lord of the Lost at their appearance at ESC 2023
Despite their stage presence, Lord of the Lost Germany could not gain any presence in the rankings. (Image Source: Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU)

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