LGBTQ+ pop superstar Loreen has made history with her monumental Eurovision 2023 win. On 13 May, the grand final of the 2023 competition took place at the Liverpool Arena in Liverpool – with Graham Norton, Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina (of The HARDKISS), Emmy Award-winning Ted Lasso actress Hannah Waddingham and singer/television presenter/Mis-Teeq alum Alesha Dixon stepping in as hosts.
Eurovision 2022 winners Kalush Orchestra kicked off the four-hour show with an iconic rendition of their hit track Stefania.
Their performance also featured showstopping guest appearances from Sam Ryder, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, and even Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales – who played a piano solo from the Crimson Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.
Following Kalush Orchestra’s performance, the 26 competing countries hit the stage with jaw-dropping performances full of intricate dance routines, sickening vocals, and larger-than-life set pieces.