The 26 Eurovision finalists threw their last strength on Saturday May 13 to seduce the jury and the public.
Liverpool (United Kingdom), the city in the north of England is hosting the contest on behalf of Ukraine.
Sweden won the 67th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest ahead of Finland and Israel, with 583 points for their song Tattoo. Loreen is the second artist to win the competition twice, after Irishman Johnny Logan in 1980 and 1987. She had already won in 2012 with Euphoria. Above all, she enters the history of the competition by becoming the first woman to win twice. Sweden thus equals the record of victories at Eurovision (seven) previously held by Ireland.
La Zarra, who defended the chances of the tricolor (France) in the Eurovision final on Saturday in Liverpool, finished in 16th place in the standings. The Canadian artist obtained 104 points in total – including 54 from the international jury and 50 from the public.
The Ukrainian president, deprived of speech
Illustrating the difficulty of defining the contours of a displayed political neutrality while sporting the colors of a war-torn country, the organizers of Eurovision sparked controversy by refusing to allow Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to deliver a message during the final. The nature of the event “prohibits political or similar statements during the competition,” the European Broadcasting Union explained in a statement.
The Germans finished last like last year with a total of 18 points.
Sweden won the competition, closely followed by Finland and then Israel. Italy and Norway follow in this top 5.