Eurovision 2023 | Winner, Fun facts, Best songs…
From May 9 to 13, Liverpool (UK) hosted the greatest song festival, Eurovision 2023, in its 67th edition. After Ukraine’s victory in 2022, which due to the war with Russia, could not host ESC 2023, it was Sweden that took over winning and making Loreen the first woman to win Eurovision Song Contest 2023 twice.
Eurovision 2023 Winner | Loreen Tattoo
Nobody expected Loreen to return to Eurovision, in fact, she hadn’t even thought about it. So, why did Loreen come back to represent Sweden with Tattoo? We tell you the reason and the meaning of Tattoo in a special article.
What is true is that the song was great and so thought the juries and audience, making Sween the winner of Eurovision 2023.
- Loreen become the only woman to have won the festival on two occasions 🤩
- Sweden tied Irland as the country with more victories, 7 in all.
Favorites in Eurovision 2023 Bets, other than Loreen
Song: Cha Cha Cha
Käärijä is famous for performing shirtless 👕, which he also did at ESC 2023.
This Finnish rapper mixes in Cha Cha Cha, rap, with some metal and dance music in a spectacular and somewhat crazy performance.
- The track talks about gambling, even its name alludes to it, Käärijä means winning money in betting.
With an album under his arm released in 2020, Fantastista, the bets place him as Loreen’s biggest competitor to win Eurovision 2023 and they were right as he was the runner-up.
Song: Heart of Steel
The reigning champion was back in the Top 3 in the betting to win Eurovision again with the duo Tvorchi.
Jeffery and Andrii, are two super popular friends in Ukraine, so much so that they have placed their 4 albums at number one in the country.
Their song, Heart of Steel, it could not be otherwise representing the Ukrainian people, is about bravery 💪
- As the winning country of Eurovision 2022 they went straight to the final.
Song: Queen of Kings
With more than 25 million streams, Alessandra Watle Mele, who makes her music debut with ‘Queen of Kings‘, has become a phenomenon, especially on TikTok 📱
Half Norwegian, half Italian, Alessandra declares herself bisexual and in love with music. She has co-written this song that she describe as follows:
It conveys a message of self-love and that she wants to inspire listeners of all ages and genders to embody the queen of kings within them.
5.- UNITED KINGDOM
Artist: Mae Muller
Song: I Wrote a Song
Holly Mae Muller, got her early start in music appearing at the age of 10 in the video for Mika’s wonderful song ‘Grace Kelly‘.
Discovered on SoundCloud and Instagram for the singing videos she posted, this twenty-something Brit accumulates over 2 billion plays of her songs, which she describes as honest and cheeky 😝
- Her 2021 collaboration with NEIKED and Polo G, on the track ‘Better Days‘, took her to the US top 10 and to the release of her first album in 2023.
Best Eurovision 2023 Songs (for Trembol 😙)
Artist: Remo Forrer
After Loreen’s, Watergun iwas our favorite song of ESC 2023.
Being only 21 years old, Remo Forrer’s deep voice is surprising, even though he used to play folk music and accordion as a child. In 2020 he would win The Voice Switzerland.
- Watergun tells us about the difficulties the world is facing.
Voyager has tried to go to Eurovision several times, finally making it in 2023!
Promise is a symphonic metal song that has everything from melodic parts to guttural vocals. As a whole it is a hugely attractive song for the festival and it excites everyone who listens to it.
- Do you like it?
Artist: Wild Youth
Song: We are one
Without knowing it was a Eurovision song, some time ago we included Wild Youth’s We Are One in our list of the best songs of 2023, so you can already deduce how much we like it.
These 4 friends from Dublin have already opened for big names like Niall Horan, Lewis Capaldi, Westlife or Zara Larsson, as well as having a good number of catchy and successful singles.
Being so well known, we don’t really know why they have decided to go with masks 😂
Artist: Noa Kirel
Noa Kirel is a star in her country 🔝, so much so that she has even had her own TV series, and is a judge in several music contests.
She started in music very young, at the age of 14 she was already uploading music to YouTube, being in 2020 the first Israeli to sign a contract with an American record label, Atlantic Records.
In the summer of 2022, Noa performed in front of 35,000 people in Tel Aviv in an open concert that ratified Noa’s breakneck career (‘Movement‘ in Hebrew).
Artist: Luke Black
Song: Samo mi se spava (I’m just sleepy)
Known as the ‘Serbian pop alchemist‘ 🧪, Luke Black, is a young artist with a lot to say.
Serbia performed in Liverpool mixing Pop, electronic music and a very experimental style that we love.
It’s a shame for Luke that the Chinese didn’t vote for him because he just came from a sold out tour there.
Artist: Marco Mengoni
Song: Due vite (Two lives)
Marco Mengoni knows Eurovision well, not in vain he came 7th in 2013 with the song L’essenziale.
With 7 studio albums and 69 platinum records, Marco dazzled the Eurovision audience with a love song.
Cartoonist, actor, director and model, Marco is quite an artist.
Songs that could be a surprise at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
As 7th in the betting Spain went to ESC 2023 with a tune with flamenco roots, but mixed with avant-garde sounds.
Blanca Paloma seeked to explore the parts of our soul that go beyond words.
2.- TEYA & SALENA
Teya & Salena
Who The Hell Is Edgar?
These 2 artists, who have come together specifically for Eurovision 2023, composed ‘Who The Hell Is Edgar?‘ based on their experiences as female composers in an industry that does not give women enough credit for their work and experience.
3.- CZECH REPUBLIC
My Sister’s Crown
Vesna is a female group led by acclaimed singer and songwriter Patricia Kaňok.
They recently gave a benefit concert in support of Ukraine where they sang this amazing song ‘My Sister’s Crown‘.
Iru already knows what it’s like to win Eurovision, albeit the Junior edition, which she conquered in 2011 when she was only 11 years old, as part of the group Candy 🍭
A powerful song and a good performance for Georgia at ESC 2023.
Brunette is a star in her country, both solo and with her girl band En Aghjiknery (ThoseGirlz).
She says she’s been singing since she was 4 years old, maybe that’s why she does it so well 😄
Tell Me More
Inspired by the music of the 60’s and 70’s, these twin brothers 👬 Tural and Turan, made their debut on a big stage at Eurovision’23, even though they already have a band called ‘The Red Jungle‘.
We really like ‘Tell me More‘, do you?
This break dance passionate keeps winning contests, Estonian Idol, The Baltic Voice…
Bridges is a piano song that Alika performs fantastically.
La Zarra tried to conquer the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with glamour.
In true Audrey Hepburn style, France presents ‘Obviously‘, co-written by her.
What They Say
Victor is the youngest representative Greece has ever sent to Eurovision, but he is not lacking in talent, coming from a family of musicians.
‘What They Say‘ is a powerful pop song.
Break A Broken Heart
With a strong beat and a catchy chorus Andrew was a very good bet for ESC.
Andrew is very popular on social media and already has a record deal under his arm, so he has a bright future.
11.- THE NETHERLANDS
Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper
Two beautiful voices and music that rocks, that’s how the Netherlands tried to win Eurovision in 2023.
Former winner Duncan Laurence has contributed to ‘Burning Daylight‘, which is a seal of quality.
This Eurofan, as Diljá calls herself, is a fan favourite because of the message of her track, ‘Power‘, which pushes us to self-improvement and empowerment.
This pop-dance track is sure to get people talking.
Lord Of The Lost
Blood & Glitter
The popular metal band Lord of the Lost are making waves in Europe with their latest album, which includes the track they are performing at the festival, ‘Blood & Glitter‘.
If you haven’t heard them, the voice of lead singer Chris “The Lord” Harms will blow you away.
Breaking My Heart
With 11 million followers on social media, Reiley brings us a fresh pop performance aimed at a younger audience.
Denmark couldn’t surprise at Eurovision 2023
All ESC 2023 Songs (the remaining 12)
Joker Out are one of the most successful Slovenian bands with their ‘shagadelic rock and roll’ and their desire to live for the moment (Carpe Diem).
This quartet of Latvian friends come to Eurovision with a message: “Witnessing dark events in the world and people’s lives ruined by evil, we could not remain indifferent“.
Albina Kelmendi has a great voice, which she displays in Duje (You Want), a song about the role of love in the family and overcoming life’s challenges.
After singing backing vocals in two previous Albanian Eurovision performances, Gustaph has found his moment after a 20-year career in music.
Eccentric Croatian punk-rock band with more than 10 albums and performances of all kinds, including nudity. They performed in underwear at Eurovision.
The Busker holds the title of ‘Best Album of the Year‘ in their home country for their mix of pop, soul and funk. With ‘Dance (Our Own Party)‘, they explore social anxiety.
Pasha Parfeny, who uses music for her activism in defence of freedoms, was already at Eurovision in 2012. He was back with even more enthusiasm.
From her first song at the age of 14, to open mic sessions in Los Angeles, to Eurovision. Blanca’s road to ESC 2023 has been quite an experience.
Mimicat (Marisa Mena), hoped with her cheeky stage presence to convince the Eurovision 2023 audience, albeit with a soulful voice and a catchy melody.
After presenting their latest album by parachuting from a height of 4,300 metres, they went to Eurovision to give their all for San Marino.
Theodor presents a rocking and daring song, just like him, who has been singing and performing in his native Romania since he was very young.
🤔 Most searched questions on Google about Eurovision 2023
When was Eurovision 2023?
These were the days and times of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 (ESC 2023):
- 1st Semi-final ESC 2023: Tuesday, 9 May 2023 at 21:00 CEST
- 2nd Semi-final ESC 2023: Thursday, 11 May 2023 at 21:00 CEST
- ESC 2023 Grand Final: Saturday, 13 May 2023 at 21:00 CEST
Which countries made it to the final of Eurovision 2023?
There are 5 direct qualifiers: Spain, Italy, Germany, UK, France and the winner of Eurovision 2022, Ukraine. The final line-up was:
- Austria | Teya & Salena – Who The Hell Is Edgar?
- Portugal | Mimicat – Ai Coração
- Switzerland | Remo Forrer – Watergun
- Poland | Blanka – Solo
- Serbia | Luke Black – Samo Mi Se Spava
- France: La Zarra – Évidemment
- Cyprus | Andrew Lambrou – Break A Broken Heart
- Spain: Blanca Paloma – Eaea
- Sweden | Loreen – Tattoo
- Albania | Albina & Familja Kelmendi – Duje
- Italy: Marco Mengoni – Due Vite
- Estonia | Alika – Bridges
- Finland | Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha
- Czechia | Vesna – My Sister’s Crown
- Australia | Voyager – Promise
- Belgium | Gustaph – Because Of You
- Armenia | Brunette – Future Lover
- Moldova | Pasha Parfeni – Soarele şi Luna
- Ukraine: TVORCHI – Heart of Steel
- Norway | Alessandra – Queen of Kings
- Germany: Lord of the Lost – Blood & Glitter
- Lithuania | Monika Linkytė – Stay
- Israel | Noa Kirel – Unicorn
- Slovenia | Joker Out – Carpe Diem
- Croatia | Let 3 – Mama ŠČ!
- United Kingdom: Mae Muller – I Wrote A Song
Where did Eurovision 2023 take place?
The 67th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023 was held in Liverpool (UK). Specifically in a venue called the Liverpool Arena.
Which countries took part in Eurovision 2023?
This is the list of 37 countries participating in the 67th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023:
Albania, Australia, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom.