Favorite since the eve, it is the Swedish Loreen with 'Tattoo' to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 repeating the previous success of 2012. The singer, visibly excited, is the first woman to win the prestigious singing competition twice. So far only one man had succeeded (Johnny Logan in 1980 and 1987).
Second place for the Finnish Käärijä with 'Cha Cha Cha' brought up by televoting, third for the Israeli Noa Kirel with 'Unicorn'. Marco Mengoni, winner of the 'Marcel Bezençon Composer Award' critics' award for best composition, in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, stopped in fourth place with 'Due vite'.
Excellent result also for the other Italian in the race, Alessandra, who represented Norway singing 'Queen of Kings' and finishing the race in fifth place.
Among the guests of the evening Mahmood (twice competing with 'Soldi' and a year ago together with Blanco with 'Brividi'), the first Italian to be called to perform abroad, who gave his interpretation of 'Imagine', anthem of hope signed by John Lennon, opening the medley 'Liverpool Song Book' together with other former Eurovision contestants.
Sam Ryder, runner-up at Eurovision 2022, had a space of his own with his new single. The Italian attention was all for Marco Mengoni, who in the initial parade together with the Italian flag waved the 'rainbow flag' designed by graphic designer Daniel Quasar with stripes dedicated to the black community, the transgender community, HIV patients and the dead in the battles for rights.
Eleventh singer to go on stage, the singer from Ronciglione thrilled with a flawless performance anticipated by a postcard with images of the Circus Maximus. "I have to see myself again: when I'm on stage I don't realize what's happening. The victory is to be here, after ten years with two crazy performers", said Mengoni chatting with Gabriele Corsi and Mara Maionchi commenting on his performance. In Liverpool, the final started with the handover between Ukraine and
the United Kingdom.
In the video that introduced the performance of the Kalush Orchestra, winner of the last edition with 'Stefania', composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sam Ryder and singer-songwriter Joss Stone appeared. They were joined by Princess Kate Middleton with a cameo on the piano. To conduct the musical party commented on Rai1 by Gabriele Corsi and Mara Maionchi, was the quartet formed by the English singer Alesha Dixon, the actress Hannah Waddingham, the Ukrainian singer Julija Sanina and the Irish television presenter Graham Norton. Sent as usual, the race went on smoothly with the usual dose of trash and 'madness' in the performances of the 26 singers in the race representing 25 European nations to which, as usual, Australia is added.
Eurovision 2023 screen final ranking
Who is Loreen
Loreen is the stage name of Lorine Zineb Nora Talhaoui, a 39-year-old from Stockholm. She grew up with the dream of becoming a musician. His first experience with the general public was in 2004, at the age of 20, with the participation in Idol. She had to settle for fourth place but allowed her to release her first single 'The Snake' the following year, with the popular Swedish band Rob'n'Raz. In 2011 he participated in Melodifestivalen, the Swedish Sanremo. For the competition she performed the song 'My Heart isRefusing Me' and made it to the semi-finals, but failed to qualify for the final after losing a sing-off to colleague Sara Varga.
In 2012 Loreen returned to the competition with 'Euphoria' with which she won, detaching the ticket to Eurovision 2012 in Azerbaijan. Here the victory came with 372 points, the second highest score in history. On stage she spoke out against human rights violations in the country. Euphoria has become a success throughout Europe, remaining at the top of the Swedish charts for six weeks (and first simultaneously in sixteen European countries) with the beauty of
400 thousand units sold.