The over 4 hour grand closing Eurovision Track Contest has come to a detailed.
The ultimate featured performances by 26 acts, chosen from the unique 37 entries through two semi-final rounds, and the printed didn’t disappoint.
True to the legacy of Eurovision, the performances have been stuffed with spectacular stage moments that featured loads of closely choreographed dancing, moody lighting, hovering sparklers, and even a classic automobile that featured right into a guitar solo.
The night additionally included a shock look by Kate, the Princess of Wales, who performed piano within the opening phase.
After the conclusion of the performances, to fill the time open for voting, a number of former winners of Eurovision carried out a ‘tribute to Liverpool songs,’ which started with John Lennon’s “Think about” and concluded with artists, hosts, and the viewers taking part in a rousing rendition of “You’ll By no means Stroll Alone.”
Subsequent, the winner from 30 years in the past, Sona carried out, adopted by one of many members of ABBA speaking about how profitable Eurovision modified the band’s lives without end, mentioning that ABBA now has a Avatar stage present.
After the official voting interval closed, first got here the outcomes of jury vote from every of the taking part international locations, during which most of the votes when to odds-on favourite Sweden, who’s entry was the music “Tattoo” by Loreen, who took the title in 2012. Israel garnered most of the jury votes as effectively.
When the jury vote was full, Sweden had 340 factors, in second place Israel had 177 factors, and Italy rounded out the highest three, only one level behind Israel, with 176 votes.
Throughout the jury vote, the theme of this 12 months’s Eurovision, United by Track, was clear as many international locations previous to delivering their outcomes, despatched optimistic messages to the Ukraine, encouraging them to remain sturdy in mild of their present scenario.
After the jury vote was full, the viewers votes have been added to every international locations rating. The votes are revealed in reverse order, beginning with the nation that’s at present lowest on the scoreboard. Throughout these reveals, there may be loads of motion amongst up and down the scoreboard. For instance, Germany with 15 factors moved to the underside of the rankings, whereas Norway, with their 216 factors, jumped from close to final to second place — for a time. Ukraine made an analogous transfer, into third place. Spain with 5 votes solely crept up one spot.
In a stunning twist, Finland, with over 300 factors from the viewers vote, leapt over Sweden to prime the leaderboard. Then Italy moved into second place
This left it all the way down to Finland, Sweden, and Israel as the highest three.
Israel then moved to second place however when Sweden’s numbers have been learn, the winner was introduced as…
It’s value noting that in that second, Loreen grew to become the second individual to win Eurovision twice.
After Sweden was introduced as this 12 months’s winner, final 12 months’s winner, the Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine, handed the coveted trophy to Loreen.
The present closed out with Loreen singing her profitable music as soon as extra, throughout which she belted out ‘thanks’ to the group.
The 2024 version of the Eurovision Track Contest will undoubtedly rejoice the 50th anniversary of the 12 months ABBA took residence the highest prize, and it’s value noting that through the broadcast it was introduced that Luxembourg, who final participated in 1993 and 40 years after the nation’s final win, will lastly be making its return to the competitors.
Provided that Sweden received the competition this 12 months, the 2024 model of the Eurovision Track Contest might be held in that nation.
After the entire pleasure of this 12 months’s competitors, if viewers can’t wait till subsequent 12 months’s Eurovision Track Contest, by no means worry, Junior Eurovision, that includes artists aged 9 to 14, kicks off in November.
2023 Eurovision Track Contest runner up Finland performs within the semi-final spherical.
Taking third place, Israel, seen right here performing within the Eurovision Track Contest.