By Euronews en español con EFE • last update: 14/05/2023 – 08:00
After Loreen’s historic “Tattoo” was Käärijä’s “Cha cha cha”. After a moderate score from the jury, Finland almost reached victory with the televoting points. The “Unicorn” of the Israeli Noa Kirel could not be the expected “dark horse” but obtained a “phenomenal” third place.
Swedish Loreen makes Eurovision history by becoming the first woman to win the contest twice.
Their pop anthem Tattoo earned Sweden their seventh victory at the festival, tied with Ireland on wins. She got 583 points.
An impressive setting set in an arid desert served as a complement to his powerful ballad.
The Cha cha cha of the Finnish groundbreaker Käärijä that had the highest score from the public took second place. And Israel’s Noa Kirel’s impressive choreography for Unicorn came in a “phenomenal” third place.
The final was held in Liverpool because reigning champions Ukraine could not host the event due to the war.
Next year it will be celebrated in Sweden coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the victory in the contest of the legendary Swedish group ABBA.
Swedish singer Loreen, winner of Eurovision 2023, declared that not even in her “wildest dreams” would she have dreamed of repeating her triumph at the European festival, becoming the second person in history to do so.
Only Johnny Logan, who competed with Ireland, had won Eurovision twice, in 1980 and 1987, before Loreen, who won this Saturday in Liverpool thanks to her interpretation of Tattoo.
“The only thing I can say right now is that I feel a lot of love and I am very grateful,” the singer said at the Liverpool Arena. “Not in my wildest dreams would I have imagined this would happen.”
“All of this is so surreal… I have lived for this performance for six months,” added Loreen, who already triumphed in 2012, an edition held in Baku (Azerbaijan), where she presented the song Euphoria.
Blanca Paloma convinced part of the jury, but not the audience
The televote ruined the options of Blanca Paloma, the Spanish representative in Eurovision 2023, to achieve a better position and relegated her to seventeenth position with five points from the audience, the worst figure of the entire contest.
Blanca Paloma added 95 points from the specialized juries, with a total of twelve countries that distributed points – Portugal, with ten and Latvia, with eight, the most generous – but the televoting was an unexpected slab for the Spanish delegation, which trusted in achieving a better position, in line with the third place that Chanel achieved last year, which was only surpassed by the proposals from Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
However, this time the audience punished the Spanish flamenco nanny who gave her only five points, the worst figure of the 26 participants, worsening the nine received by the United Kingdom, host of this edition, and the fifteen from Germany.