Eurovision 2023 winner: Sweden wins as Loreen secures 583 points thrashing Finland

Eurovision is back, and this year it's being held in the UK. So ahead of the competition, here's everything you need to know.

Where is Eurovision being held?

Typically the winners of the previous Eurovision act as hosts for the next year. However, in 2022 Ukraine won and its national broadcaster UA:PBC announced on safety grounds due to the Russian invasion the competition could not be hosted there. So, the second-place competitor - the UK - offered to host instead.

So after several shortlisted cities, it was decided Eurovision will be held at the Liverpool Arena.

Who's performing for the UK?

Mae Muller has been selected to represent the UK this year with her song I Wrote a Song.

Mae is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter from London, and she has already reached the UK Top 40 with her music, first with Better Days (2021) and then with her Eurovision entry this year.

According to bookmakers Ladbrokes, Mae currently has 33/1 odds of winning the contest this year.

Who are the favourites?

Ahead of Saturday's competition there are clear favourites, with bookmakers placing Loreen from Sweden as the most likely to win with her song Tattoo at 4/9.

The top three favourites are as follows:

Sweden - 4/9
Artist: Loreen, song: Tattoo

Finland - 5/2
Artist: Käärijä, song: Cha Cha Cha

Ukraine - 9/1
Artist: Tvorchi, song: Heart of Steel

Odds from Ladbrokes correct as of May 11, 2023

Who are the presenters?

Hosts Hannah Waddingham, Julia Sanina and Alesha Dixon will lead us through the festivities on Saturday night, with Eurovision veteran Graham Norton taking his usual place in the commentary box. He will be joined by actress and comedian Mel Giedroyc.

What time will the action start? How can you watch?

Eurovision 2023 will be able to watch live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 8pm on Saturday, May 13.

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