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Sweden wins Eurovision 2023, Finland 2nd

Published : 14 May 2023, 03:59

Updated : 14 May 2023, 04:13

  DF Report
A combine photo of Eurovision winner Lorine of Sweden (L) and Finnish participant Käärijä in the Eurovision Grand Final at Liverpool Arena in UK late Saturday night. Photo: Corinne Cumming/EBU.

Swedish singer Lorine (Zineb Nora Talhaoui) won the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 held at the Liverpool Arena in the United Kingdom from late Saturday night to early Sunday night with her song 'Tattoo'.

Finnish singer Käärijä (Jere Pöyhönen) became second in the grand final with his song 'Cha Cha Cha' despite getting highest votes from the audiences as he failed to impress the juries.

In the final score Lorine got 583 points while Käärijä secured second place with 526 points.

In the jury scores Loreen got highest 340 points followed by Noa Kirel of Israel with 177 points and Marco Mengoni of Italy with 176 points.

With this Sweden become the highest seventh time winner of the Eurovision contest together with Ireland and Loreen won twice.

In 2012, she won the Contest in Baku with the song Euphoria.

Meanwhile, Käärijä expressed his gratitude to the people for their support to him.

“Thank you all for your love and support,” he wrote in his twitter immediate after announcement of the result early Sunday.