Sweden took home the festival with 583 points, while second place went to Finland with 526 points. In third place, Israel is 362 and Italy and Norway round out the top five. Ukraine, Belgium, Estonia, Australia and the Czech Republic rounded out the other five spots in the top 10. The Red Lanterns have fallen on Germany.
In statements to the press after the festival, Blanca Paloma acknowledged that the result was “not bad” and indicated that both she and her team were “ready for everything”. Furthermore, he has encouraged future candidates for the Benidorm Fest to “not stop pitching proposals from the ground up”, because “the seed has been planted”.
The artist has indicated that it has been a “huge push” and that it has “tabled” him so that he can “go out on that stage like it’s his home”. In addition, he has indicated that he will now be working on his next album and a concert tour this summer.
Spain finished ninth in the jury with 95 points, while they finished last in televoting. The jury vote was won by Sweden with 340 points, while the televote was taken by Finland with 376 points.
For the jury, Sweden has been the winner, followed by Israel, Italy, Finland, Estonia, Australia, Belgium, Austria, Spain and the Czech Republic. In televoting, Finland received 376 points; It is followed by Sweden, Norway, Ukraine, Israel, Italy, Croatia, Poland, Moldova and Albania.
The 67th Eurovision Song Contest is already history after four hours of music and performances from 26 countries, starting with Austria and ending with the United Kingdom.
The show includes many stellar performances: from Catherine of Cambridge on piano to artists Joss Stone and Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as Ukrainian representatives and former festival winners from previous years. And it is that this year, Ukraine and the United Kingdom have co-organized the celebration, after previously conquering the country and not being able to organize it because of the war.
It is during this festival that war has been experienced. Ukrainian media have reported the bombing of the city of Ternopil during a demonstration by the country’s representatives, Tvorchi, who hail from there.
Other moments of celebration included the announcement of Luxembourg’s return to the contest in 2024. The small country has not participated for 31 years, and during the gala it was reported that Luxembourgish television had decided to return next year. It was one of the founding states of the festival and its return ends the longest gap ever.