Loreen "Tattoo" Melodifestivalen 2023
Photo: Alma Bengtsson / SVT

It’s a turbulent time at the bookmakers, and the Eurovision 2023 betting odds are beginning to alter. After months on the top spot with the bookies, reigning champions Ukraine have slipped down the rankings, and a new favourite has emerged. Sweden is now the bookmakers’ favourite to win Eurovision 2023. 

The shift comes after former Eurovision champion Loreen debuted her new song “Tattoo”, which she will compete in the fourth heat Melodifestivalen — Sweden’s Eurovision pre-selection show — this weekend. Fans and bookies alike think the “Euphoria” singer could make a triumphant return and pick up another Swedish win, 12 years after she won the contest in Baku. 

According to Oddschecker, Sweden is the most likely candidate to take home the Eurovision trophy this May. Ukraine’s Tvorchi follow closely behind in second. Finland, Norway, and the United Kingdom round out the top five most likely to take home the song contest crown.

Eurovision 2023 odds: Sweden favourite to win

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sweden is yet to decide its Eurovision act. But if fan reception is anything to go by, Loreen could be a lock-in for the Swedish ticket to Liverpool. The rehearsal snaps from inside the Malmö Arena show Loreen performing inches beneath a huge LED ceiling as she around in a sandstorm of beige and pink hues. 

Elsewhere on the bookies radar is Finland — which is also yet to decide its Eurovision entry. They’ll choose their artist and song this weekend at the UMK 2023 final, as seven superstar acts vying to fly the Finnish flag in Merseyside this May.

Norway’s Alessandra also remains a contender. The Norwegian-Italian songstress went viral on TikTok after her Melodi Grand Prix victory, suggesting “Queen of Kings” could pick up a good televote score from the younger audience.

The betting market puts host country United Kingdom in fifth place, as Poland, Czechia, Spain, Israel and France fill out the top ten. 

Eurovision 2023 odds

  1. Sweden — 11/4
  2. Ukraine — 7/2
  3. Finland — 19/2
  4. Norway — 23/2
  5. United Kingdom — 15/1
  6. Poland — 35/2
  7. Czechia — 20/1
  8. Spain — 25/1
  9. Israel — 25/1
  10. France — 35/1
  11. Italy — 35/1
  12. Netherlands — 37/1
  13. Armenia — 50/1
  14. Georgia — 50/1
  15. Croatia — 50/1

Odds provided by Oddschecker. Odds correct as of Thursday 23 February at 22:33 GMT (CET + 1).

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RODRIGUES
RODRIGUES
1 year ago

This is unreal….. Portugal is out??? One of the most beautiful songs? Loreen and Tattoo is a new version of euphoria!

HCH
HCH
1 year ago

If any other country would compete with the Loreen entry it would have win 100 %. But the jealousy against Sweden has no limits in this competition during the last couple of years so we wont win.

Lol
Lol
1 year ago
Reply to  HCH

Yes everyone is jealous of a person singing through her nose… ???? It’s not even half as good as Euphoria, why go again?

NikEuroV
NikEuroV
1 year ago
Reply to  Lol

I couldn’t agree more, and I can not understand why Sweden is the clear favourite to win, I really can’t

Anna
Anna
1 year ago

Loreen has to win the Swedish Competition first ! She can not be claimed the winner BEFORE the final . The final takes place on the 11:th of March in Stockholm and nobody knows yet who the winner will be !

fever
fever
1 year ago

Wow, with Käärijä (and his amazing performance) winning, Finland must have caught up. Between Finland and Sweden now.

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to  fever

Yes!

KristinaK
KristinaK
1 year ago
Reply to  fever

I am sorry, but there is no comparison between Käärijä  and Loreen. He is just yelling most of the song. No melody whats so ever…until the end.

Man
Man
1 year ago
Reply to  KristinaK

Yes

Kraven
Kraven
1 year ago
Reply to  KristinaK

Yes it is just terrible. One of the worst entries I heard in a long time. And Finland usually has a solid level of rock songs. But it is popular. So it can win… but it is so bad.

Kraven
Kraven
1 year ago
Reply to  fever

I do not Finlands song or whatever it is. It is so edgy (not) it is catchy (cha cha cha cmon) is such a great voice (hardly even singing). Ukraine is not good either though and Finland will do very well even I hate it becaue I find it so boring. It is this kind of predictable chock value that some people fall for.

Tonja
Tonja
1 year ago

Do not like Loreen and do not understand why she is so eager to present the song at the contest. If her first victory made her successful in Sweden, why she wants to place instead of someone new, younger, for whom this placement can open the way to the top. It is not a fare competition when someone who had already win the Eurovision is competing with young artists….
The same I would say about any other winner who wants to place again at the contest

fever
fever
1 year ago
Reply to  Tonja

Well, this can at least be traced to Johnny Logan, who represented Ireland and secured two championships in 1980 and 1987.
Also, despite the influence of their fan base, if the performances are good enough, there are no reasons to assume younger artists cannot do better than the more experienced ones. (For example, Alexander Rybak only placed 15 in 2018.) Flo Rida has not brought many points to San Marino in 2021, either.
And honestly, it sounds ageism to assume younger artists cannot do better, or the experienced artists should be excluded.

KristinaK
KristinaK
1 year ago
Reply to  fever

Well said! 🙂

Man
Man
1 year ago
Reply to  fever

And Jhonny Logan wrote the song for Linda Msrtin 1984 and -92.

Dave
Dave
1 year ago
Reply to  Tonja

True can’t work got come back get try win again I hate her

Kraven
Kraven
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave

Hate her? Man you have way to easy to get to strong emotions. Calm down drink some tea and take a deep breath.

Kraven
Kraven
1 year ago
Reply to  Tonja

What are you talking about.

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
1 year ago

Tattoo depends too much on the staging and the comparisons with Euphoria will be there and cause chaos in her campaign for the Melfest (and ESC if she wins).

Luk
Luk
1 year ago

Poland
Czech
Sweden or
Win eurovision 2023

Carol Phile
Carol Phile
1 year ago

Tattoo sounds too derivative of The Winner Takes It All for my liking

Jofty
Jofty
1 year ago
Reply to  Carol Phile

Well it’s a change from Lovers On The Sun and Waterloo/Take Me To Your Heaven I guess

Kraven
Kraven
1 year ago
Reply to  Carol Phile

Wow it does not.

Noam600
Noam600
1 year ago

People need to relax, everything can change, a lot of songs haven’t been revealed yet, I understand the hype but like I said everything can change. Let’s not forget that staging is also an important thing in Eurovision, many countries can surprise us.

vetrina
vetrina
1 year ago

Queen Loreen ate and left no crumps! There’s no way she won’t win the whole thing!

KristinaK
KristinaK
1 year ago
Reply to  vetrina

You just wait…

Ffs
Ffs
1 year ago

same old brainwashing propaganda every single year …. SOD your polls

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1 year ago

I’ve heard and seen Tatoo performance and I think it’s beautiful and very atmospheric. The lightings are gorgeous, on TV screen it will be very nice even if I still don’t really understand the concept, it’s very artsy, some lighting reminds me of her statements performance. The song is nice very Loreen, I love when it builds, her voice is nice, I prefer the building verses rather than the chorus but it’s still nice, the talking part I’m not into it, the end is not enough memorable imo but I can see the appeal totally mainly in Loreen’s fans because… Read more »

KristinaK
KristinaK
1 year ago

And when she sings, her emotions are all in. A true artist. Whatever people think about the song I think her emotions and delivery is full on and that will take her far.

jot
jot
1 year ago

I hope it’s just the low quality of the leaked rehearsals, but the full song sounds quite underwhelming to me – especially the part after the 1 minute snippet is not what I expected…

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1 year ago
Reply to  jot

I’ve watched it too and I think on TV with the good sound it will be better, you can’t really heard the beat of the song in this leaked vid. But her voice is nice, I admit the end feels a bit underwhelming but nothing can be 100% perfect for everybody, let’s see and hear this on TV, I keep a good feeling about it.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 year ago

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1 year ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

You can add if an act is liked overall, too much for their taste, and moreover if it’s not their country, they will come here and say “I don’t get the hype” and will try to discredit it as much as they can …classical. They can’t stand somebody or a country getting too much love, it’s too much for them, so they will systematically find something bad to say about this act, as if suddenly people would stop loving it because of that, it has the opposite impact, people will love it more….the day they will understand it’s so useless,… Read more »

Jesiah
Jesiah
1 year ago

Literally!!!! All the acts that the fans love are always looked down upon people in this website, and they’ll try to make even the smallest flaw of a song some massive critique.

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

I don’t know why but I have a feeling that Finland will choose Kuumaa tomorrow.

Kuumaa Stan account
Kuumaa Stan account
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

Everyone’s sleeping on them but I’d be over the moon if they win tomorrow!
They’re so talented and they’re great live. Besides, their song is the finest of the whole season 🙂

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

Everyone’s sleeping on them but I’d be over the moon if they win tomorrow!
They’re so talented and they’re great live. Besides, their song is the finest of the whole season 🙂

Thanos
Thanos
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

No joking I was thinking the exact same thing the past days. The odds are heavily underestimating their chances.

Jack
Jack
1 year ago
Reply to  Thanos

They do sound great live! I just watched the rehearsal clips and they seem to be the most polished from what I’ve seen so far as Benjamin and Käärijä both sounded a bit underwhelming sadly. Kuumaa have a lot of fans in Finland so I wouldn’t be surprised either if they win. It’s just a shame as we have so many bands already this year at Eurovision that I’m worried they are going to cancel each other out.

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

Somehow I expect Benjamin to have an underwhelming performance, my Finnish friends have told me in the past that he’s not as good live (though he’s improved in recent years to my understanding)

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack

Btw, where did you find the rehearsal clips? 😮

James
James
1 year ago

We all have our favourites but, come on, Loreen is just on another level. Her voice, charisma and recognizable style makes her one of the best singers I have ever heard. I am against ESC artists returning but only Loreen is an exception

Jofty
Jofty
1 year ago
Reply to  James

I would make an exception for Riva and Marie N, two memorable winners

Philip Wester
1 year ago
Reply to  Jofty

Marie Nncouldn’t even carry a tune.

Jofty
Jofty
1 year ago
Reply to  Philip Wester

Perhaps, but She Wanna. One of the worst winners in history of contest.

Doggy Bark
Doggy Bark
1 year ago
Reply to  James

Why shouldn’t artists return if they have the best song in their respective national selections. It is a song contest not an artist contest.

KristinaK
KristinaK
1 year ago
Reply to  James

Thank you! I agree.

wait, what
wait, what
1 year ago

oh the mariette effect !

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1 year ago

can someone please explain how croatia is 15th? i rlly like it but not to a point of it getting 15th while there are masterpieces below it

Alicia
Alicia
1 year ago

Not so sure Loreen will win Melodifestivalen. Might be the twins or, even more likely, Maria Sur. Swedes love backstories

Loukas
Loukas
1 year ago
Reply to  Alicia

Sorry but her song in 2017 was not good; accept this and being objective is always a good thing 🙂 Also, Loreen won Eurovision in 2012; another Candidate also needs chance. “Tattoo” is nice song but a bit overrated because it was sang by one of most popular ESC winners.

TwitterCircus
1 year ago
Reply to  Alicia

Maria Sur will not win. A final without Sweden and russia will not happen.
Knocks at table

KristinaK
KristinaK
1 year ago
Reply to  Alicia

I think Maria Sur has a great stage presence but her song is not that great. Loreen should with but I love the Norwegian twins as well 🙂

Vale
Vale
1 year ago

No, seriously. Loreen has a very good voice. But I am not sure the song will be a commercial success!

Doggy Bark
Doggy Bark
1 year ago
Reply to  Vale

the commercial success of Kalush Orchestra is unreachable

Ellen
Ellen
1 year ago
Reply to  Doggy Bark

Kalish who ?

Malin
Malin
1 year ago
Reply to  Vale

Loreen in better than the song! I loved Statement. Best song ever on melfest. Also loved Loreens album Heal! As a swed and fan of Loreen it hurts that she is singing a song that isn’t at her level.

Itchybean
Itchybean
1 year ago

Let’s get this straight
Alessandra has viral success across Europe on Spotify and was global number 1 for a week. Yes GLOBAL.
Yet …
Vintage screaming fans and bookies hear a 10 second clip of loreen and it’s the best thing ever in history.
It’s purely hype and a name. Fans of hers will have a meltdown from this but it is pure truth 100%
Loreen its a name you are loving Not the song.

Samira
Samira
1 year ago
Reply to  Itchybean

It’s gonna flop hard though. Most of the bookmakers can’t judge that well when we only have half of all songs. Just because fans like it it’l boost, also bc Norway finishes in the top 10 frequently these days

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1 year ago
Reply to  Samira

As if the bookies were esc specialists with one person behind a computer waiting and choosing the odds according the events happening in the esc bubble. As if this imaginary person makes evolute the odds according his feeling about a song, or his own taste…. It’s not how it works AT ALL, these are computers and the moves in the odds are artificially done. For example an esc winner or a runner up coming back and the computers react, Mahmood, Lazarev, a big name competing in Eurovision is announced, like Darude, the computers reacts or the “market” reacts if you… Read more »

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1 year ago

In 2017 it was already the same for Sweden in the odds before Loreen wasn’t qualified for the final.

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1 year ago

I forgot but look Italy this year, they sent Marco who managed to be 7th in Eurovision already, so the odds won’t put him at the top it’s logical but it doesn’t mean that he couldn’t be in the top 5 or more this time, it’s based on his past result because it’s a data the bookies use too.

Jofty
Jofty
1 year ago

I think it was the same for Margaret in Poland 2016

Philip Wester
1 year ago

It’s both. Computers tabulate likely odds, but humans also adjust them according to what fan reaction, piblic reaction and whst heir in-house misical experts think.

It’s why sometimes the odds shift dramaticaly over-night, with certain entrys rising dramatically in the odds yet after a few hours ot a day or two, the odds are magically rebalanced so thry drop back to where or very near to where they originally were.

Jofty
Jofty
1 year ago
Reply to  Philip Wester

Yes. I think if the “wrong” song wins in Finland tonight their odds will nosedive

Ellen
Ellen
1 year ago
Reply to  Itchybean

For me, I can tell you it’s the snippet I love, not the name.

The way you’re considering Loreen overrated is the same way I feel towards Alessandra. Mark your words cause she will be the one that won’t have success next May.

Itchybean
Itchybean
1 year ago
Reply to  Ellen

None of them will have success next may. That’s 2024. Well saying that loreen enters every year. Desperate to cling on to fame

Marcus
Marcus
1 year ago
Reply to  Ellen

As a Norwegian myself i don’t even think we are going to the final. Our worst entry for a long time sadly, and in my opinion i agree we don’t even deserve to be in final. I think we will never have such great entries in esc anymore like 2013.

Jofty
Jofty
1 year ago
Reply to  Marcus

There is no chance of you not going to final and likely a Top 4 finish. And I am not a fan of the song.

Kraven
Kraven
1 year ago
Reply to  Itchybean

Haha ok… mr truth. Taste is not the same thing as truth… some people have to understand that sometimes. It is you that feel like that.

CagardiB
CagardiB
1 year ago

I feel like Loreen forgets that she’s human sometimes.

Asggs
Asggs
1 year ago

THANK GOD UKRAINE IS NO LONGER 1ST damn will these politics stay the heck away

Musimak
Musimak
1 year ago

Loreen for the win because we want petra back at presenting!!!!!!! ??????

CagardiB
CagardiB
1 year ago
Reply to  Musimak

I think Petra Mede is retired so maybe we won’t get to see her again in case sweden wins

Alex
Alex
1 year ago
Reply to  CagardiB

She’s still active.

Kristian
Kristian
1 year ago

To people who claim there is nothing new in Loreen’s song: She did present something new with “Statements” in 2017 and she could not make to the national final. That was a crime of course and not only Sweden but also Eurovision missed a great chance then. Now I do hope Melodifestivalen does not fail her.

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  Kristian

Agree but I think there is nothing new and unique in Loreen’s song. Sweden’s entry last year was more original, unique and different compared to previous Sweden’s entries. But “Tattoo” is overhyped because of Loreen’s popularity. Eurovision didn’t missing great chance when she lost in 2017 and would not lose any chance if she can not win Melodifestivalen

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 year ago

I think Loreen’s song might be good but i dont really understand the ‘euphoria’ about the staging: all i see IS a woman crawling under a low ceiling. I suppose It must be very conceptual and evocative and meaningful and Deep but…

Grft
Grft
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

no it’s just visually striking

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Crawling underneath the ceiling refers to being trapped and in danger for suffocation/pain. It translates the messages of the song (as far as the snippet shows) really well.

Jillian
Jillian
1 year ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

It is depressive; the song doesnt give the sense of being trapped.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 year ago
Reply to  Jillian

“I don’t wanna go But baby we both know This is not our time It’s time to say goodbye Until we meet again ‘Cause this is not the end It will come a day When we will find our way Violins playing and the angels crying When the stars align then I’ll be there No I don’t care about them all ‘Cause all I want is to be loved And all I care about is you You stuck on me like a tattoo No I don’t care about the pain I’ll walk through fire and through rain Just to get… Read more »

Jillian
Jillian
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Agree with you; a singer whose song is overhyped by fans is shouring under a low ceiling. The song is also a bit depressive but I don’t think that the song is emotional or meaningful.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 year ago
Reply to  Jillian

Hello Lindsay, Michael, Felix and dozens of other names you keep on renaming yourself to.

Nils
Nils
1 year ago

The bookies’ predictions were ridiculous when they’ve had Ukraine at the top with a 25 % chance to win. And they still are ridiculous now, when they think that Loreen will be lightyears above everyone else.

Fatima
Fatima
1 year ago

Australia ought to be in the top 15

fever
fever
1 year ago

So far, Finland and Spain are also very competitive. Poland to a less extent (Yet to see Jann’s live.)

Amar pelos dois
Amar pelos dois
1 year ago
Reply to  fever

I hope for the win of Kärjää and Jann. Then they will be together with Blanca Paloma my personal Top 3. Australia this year is great too.

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

hey, Loreen seems to be bringing a total package…hard to judge in its entirety given we only heard 1 minute and seen 30 seconds…but she’s definitely creating a moment which is more than any other contestant has done this year at Melfest…Christer used to say that every performance had to have a moment that everyone would remember–maybe they won’t remember the song, but they’ll remember something about the performance…this year has been truly mostly forgettable songs and stagings…when Loreen won MF I was excited because it could’ve been her or Saucedo with his electric dancers–there was a sense of competition…this… Read more »

Yeshoney
Yeshoney
1 year ago

Just watched the snippet. I don’t get the hype.

Tony
Tony
1 year ago
Reply to  Yeshoney

Glad to see another person who shared the same view.

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 year ago
Reply to  Yeshoney

Just another act based on staging alone. Aren’t people tired of this ?

Johannes
Johannes
1 year ago
Reply to  Nicolas

Seems that they are not; especially when it comes to Sweden :/

Jofty
Jofty
1 year ago
Reply to  Nicolas

I got tired of it already in 2004. Based on the audio alone, I did not think Wild Dances would qualify. The same for Ireland 2018.

Amar pelos dois
Amar pelos dois
1 year ago
Reply to  Yeshoney

Me neither

EProduc
EProduc
1 year ago

Loreen’s staging looks absolutely amazing, so innovative! But please for the love of god, get rid of those tacky long nails.

Grft
Grft
1 year ago
Reply to  EProduc

The nails are the best part

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago

I like how the community moved the goalposts from: ‘ Loreen shouldn’t compete in eurovision again because she can only flop disastrously after euphoria’ to: ‘Loreen shouldn’t compete in eurovision again because it’ s unfair to other competitors if she wins. ‘

Jghtl
1 year ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

She wont win

TwitterCircus
1 year ago
Reply to  Jghtl

Maria Sur will not win

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

It’s my personal opinion but Sweden’s entry last year (“Hold Me Closer”) was 10 times better than Loreen’s song “Tattoo”. It was more unique, not generic and different from Sweden’s previous ESC entries.
I couldn’t get the hype around “Tattoo” song. It’s a nice song but It’s not a song that I want to listen again. Cornelia Jakobs could bring something new from Sweden but this year, we see generic, polished songs again.

Amar pelos dois
Amar pelos dois
1 year ago
Reply to  Michael

Absolutely !

Kuumaa Stan account
Kuumaa Stan account
1 year ago
Reply to  Michael

Indeed! Hold Me Closer is Sweden’s best entry in recent years, still listen to it occasionally 🙂

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago
Reply to  Michael

Indeed! Hold Me Closer is Sweden’s best entry in recent years, still listen to it occasionally 🙂

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

I don’t think it’s Ukraine or Sweden. It will probably be something else we still have songs to reveal

Tony
Tony
1 year ago
Reply to  Chris

I also heard that Italy’s entrant Mengonu shared an interview and he stated he is open to choose another song for Eurovision and he might not song Due Vite in Liverpool; he would choose another song from his discord.

Stephen Rexer
Stephen Rexer
1 year ago
Reply to  Chris

I hope so; I don’t want to see Swedish win because I really find the song generic.

Lucille
1 year ago

Greece might withdraw because of their corrupt and very unprofessional decision to choose Victor over Melissa even though Melissa apparently won the voting.

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1 year ago
Reply to  Lucille

that;s what has to be done and i say this as a greek

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago
Reply to  Lucille

Wait, what!?

Philip Wester
1 year ago
Reply to  Lucille

This sounds like fake news. It was an internla selection. There was no public vote. And the broadcaster was not legally blind to follow the exact voting resilts of the 2 committees.

Jesiah
Jesiah
1 year ago
Reply to  Philip Wester

In the internal selection there was a group of “experts” and fans choosing the song I think

oscar
oscar
1 year ago

The fact that Slovenia is still bottom 10 in the odds should say enough about how BS they are lol

Oy oy
Oy oy
1 year ago
Reply to  oscar

The odds only tell us what pepole put their money on and what the bookies think. Much of it is based on what people/fans comment, – like on wiwibloggs, actually 😉

Neila
Neila
1 year ago
Reply to  oscar

Don’t trust the odds, Lithuania was always 25th last year, in fact it always is, but then ending up higher. I think slovenia will do well.

Marge
Marge
1 year ago
Reply to  oscar

The odds aren’t a ranking order. So if someone is in 25th position it doesn’t mean they are worse or less liked than someone in 15th position. It is ranking songs based on likelihood to win. So a super popular song could be lower than you think it should be because the bookies don’t think it has winner vibes, not that it’s ranked low or worse in comparison to others overall.

Jesiah
Jesiah
1 year ago

The only song out of the bunch we have right now that I can see winning is czechia

Alicia
Alicia
1 year ago
Reply to  Jesiah

I can definitely see Spain winning

Jesiah
Jesiah
1 year ago
Reply to  Alicia

I can’t see it winning, top 10 ain’t out of the question tho!

Felix
Felix
1 year ago
Reply to  Jesiah

I don’t think that Spain would be in top 10; the song may not appeal to some juries

Kalla
Kalla
1 year ago
Reply to  Jesiah

I agree I thi k they are very underrated so far. Is the performance is anything like the video, will be in for quite the spectacle

Jesiah
Jesiah
1 year ago
Reply to  Jesiah

People down voting me because I don’t have the same opinion as them, how pathetic.

Neila
Neila
1 year ago
Reply to  Jesiah

I feel Norway can grab audience. So far Czechias live is a bit weak

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1 year ago
Reply to  Neila

ever thought that they could literally give us nothing in that little sh*t of a stage? They could barely move. PLus there was no audio mixing. I am not stanning them hard or sth but yall are judgy with that livee

Watermelon
Watermelon
1 year ago
Reply to  Jesiah

Can’t imagine them winning. Can’t imagine how that chorus can be put intelligently on stage…

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

To me this is the Euphoria updated to 2023! It’s already giving me goosebumps only by listening to 30 seconds. I love these kind of songs that awaken so much emotion inside of me. I also find Loreen’s voice very special and you can always hear it’s her by the voice. Also the staging seems so far very powerful and strong like she can overcome anything. I’m sure this song will stay with many of us reminding us of different memories for many years ahead just like Euphoria still does. And the best part! I’ll watch this live tomorrow and… Read more »

Felix
Felix
1 year ago
Reply to  Phil

The staging is good but the song is generic; Euphoria was much better than this song. “Tattoo” song is neither original nor unique.

Devito
Devito
1 year ago

Although it’s nice to see Ukraine being discrowned with its plastic song, I’m not sure how I feel about the hype regarding Loreen’s “Tattoo” either. It’s not like she’s bringing anything new in the game, is she? So far I see only victory written all over it with either Norway or Italy. I’m leaning towards “Due Vite” more as it was done to perfection live. And, well, obviously, I support chuto tuto, but let’s get real there – Baltic amber is not for every pompous European ears to like.

David
David
1 year ago
Reply to  Devito

I have seen some news in Italian press that during his more recent interview in Italian TV RAI1; Mengoni has said that he is open to choose another song for Eurovision and he may choose one of his songs from his records.
For Loreen’s song; I agree with you. The staging is good but the song didn’t impress me with its chorus.

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fffffffffffff
1 year ago
Reply to  Devito

So you are saying that Loreen brought nothing new( true ) but Alessandra (godess) and Marco DID bring sth new? The song alessandra brought is what we’ve been listening to for the past 13 years, she simply delivered it much better, but still nothing new. Plus marco…

Devito
Devito
1 year ago
Reply to  fffffffffffff

Well, don’t put your words in my mouth. Thanks. I didn’t mean to say Alessandra or Marco brought up something new. But I haven’t felt this hype regarding those two from literally seeing a 30-second snippet either. Loreen, on the other hand, is extremely hyped, as if she’s going to win everything, including Melfest and the ESC. Thus, I was asking what she’s bringing new to the game in case she’s the reason behind Sweden discrowning Ukraine by quite a margin even when we know Loreen once failed to win Melfest for the second time. Nothing, yet she is seen… Read more »

Philip Wester
1 year ago
Reply to  Devito

I don’t see why she should be held to a higher standard than everyone..almost no Eurovision winners bring anything new to the game. Like, ever.

And most televoters won’t even remember her from 11 years ago. So they won’t be comparing “Tattoo” to “Euphoria” and judging ir as laclign innovating. And the professional juries do not penalize entries for öacl of innovation either.

Eyal
Eyal
1 year ago

I don’t like it when past winners come back to Eurovision. Like, you’ve already won, what do you want? Let others have the chance. You’re competing against yourself and you’ll probably, statistically speaking, regret it. I don’t have anything against Sweden, on the contrary, I love Swedes and I usually enjoy their entries. As an Israeli, I hated it when Dana international competed again. I knew she wouldn’t win again, and wasn’t surprised when we didn’t even qualify to the final. Recently Dana gave an interview here saying her 2nd Eurovision experience was a karmatic punishment for being too greedy.… Read more »

Bb Tt
Bb Tt
1 year ago
Reply to  Eyal

That’s just toxic thinking.
They go because they enjoy it, not because they want to win again.

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fffffffffffff
1 year ago
Reply to  Bb Tt

exactly
even loreen herself stated in 2017 that she doesn’t care abt qualifying with Statements. She just wanted to deliver her message

Robert
Robert
1 year ago
Reply to  Eyal

First of all Ding Dong by Dana International was mediocre AF, why would you compete again if the song wasn’t up to the level of Diva.. I personally think everybody should do what they wanna do.. ofcourse Melo is a great pre selection for Eurovision but besides that most artists get a hit record as a result of that in Sweden.. On Loreen.. she onzes profesionalism and don’t we want that in Eurovision? She has lots of competition and if she wins it will be deserved.. she is a classy artistic performer and Tattoo seems like a great track let… Read more »

Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  Eyal

I mean to an extent I can understand that logic because it can appear greedy but i’m also of the mindset (and this applies to returning artists too) that at the end of the day, if you put forward a quality entry with a professional and well executed stage package, I can’t really complain if you win, regardless of previous participations.

Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  Eyal

Also on the note of artists who’ve returned (at least in recent memory), I think Lena gave us another quality entry that I wouldn’t have hated to win. Dana International and Alexander Rybak returned with what I would’ve considered below par entries and their placings are a reflection of their entry.

Fatima
Fatima
1 year ago
Reply to  Eyal

I think you have a point, simply because many televoters will be thinking the same thing, you’ve already won, let’s give someone else a turn. For proof, look at the poor results of most host countries in the past decade.

Jofty
Jofty
1 year ago
Reply to  Eyal

As an Irish, I don’t think Niamh Kavanagh should have come back either. I thought at one stage she was going to get…..zero points.

Oy oy
Oy oy
1 year ago

Cool staging in the 30 sek clip but I was a bit disappointed of what more I heard of the song. If you follow the lyrics that are published the 30 sek clip from stage is what comes right after the snippet released yesterday. Maybe this means we have in reality already heard most of the song?

Darren
1 year ago

As an Irish Eurovision fan I’ll be sad to see us lose our record, but to be fair, we brought it on ourselves, we stopped trying, our approach to Eurovision is about 20 years behind everyone else, so yeah, Sweden deserve it. They deliver quality songs (most if the time). Sure, juries inflate them most years, but it can’t be denied that they enter songs that can and do have a life outside if the ESC bubble, and actually generate decent hits that do well even with non-ESC fans. I’d Sweden wins, so be it. Though I will say we… Read more »

now that i see the light
now that i see the light
1 year ago
Reply to  Darren

I loved your country’s performance last year ! Should’ve been in the finals.

Lindsay
Lindsay
1 year ago
Reply to  Darren

At least Ireland was always bringing high quality songs with different composers. Sweden tends to bring generic songs with almost same writers and composers; as if they were produced from the same factory

Amesc
Amesc
1 year ago
Reply to  Lindsay

Well Johnny Logan had a contribution on the 3 winning songs, so i couldn’t say that they always used different composers. However, it would be nice to see Ireland coming back strong

Jofty
Jofty
1 year ago
Reply to  Amesc

Yeah, and Brendan Graham on another two

Amar pelos dois
Amar pelos dois
1 year ago
Reply to  Lindsay

The only exception was Cornelia´s song last year

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Darren

If Loreen wins, Ireland won’t lose the record. Just share it.

Darren
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

We may as well have lost it.

Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

Judging how Sweden have done in recent esc history, i wouldn’t be surprised if Sweden became the new record holders before the decades up.

Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  Darren

Fully agree with everything you said as a fellow Irish Eurovision fan. It saddens me that I missed our glory years and you could say have watched the contest when we’ve been at possibly some of our lowest points in the contest. We’ve become somewhat of a joke, a country that consistently delivers below par entries and our abysmal record feeds into the negative, snobbish outlook that so many non esc fans have of the contest, the exact same thinking as Britain up until their recent attempt. I really want us to improve but I don’t know if we can… Read more »

Jofty
Jofty
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

The Late Late Show made San Marino look like the Grammy awards

Jofty
Jofty
1 year ago
Reply to  Darren

To be fair to Sweden Darren, two of their winners were in their own language. Ireland benefitted big time from the language rule. Do you really think Mysterious Woman would have finished second if there had been more songs in English?

now that i see the light
now that i see the light
1 year ago

Its snippet got 412K views in just one day.

Neila
Neila
1 year ago

Loreen had a winning performance – full package

XOOOD
XOOOD
1 year ago

As they should!! Ukraine’s song is not that bad tho it still better than 50% of this year’s songs.

Felix
Felix
1 year ago
Reply to  XOOOD

I want another country with good song to win Eurovision. Every year we see how overhyped Sweden’s entries are and this is unfair for other countries’ songs. Staging is good but Loreen’s song is generic and mediocre

Amesc
Amesc
1 year ago
Reply to  Felix

Yeah but think that, at the end of the day, Sweden is judged really critically just because the expectations are high. And that’s why it is very hard to find a winning entry from Melfest that gives us goosebumps or that is generally popular among the international fans. Moreover Swedish popularity in the odds (and the same think happens with Italy as well) comes as a consequence of its popularity in the televote, not because eurofans are supporting it (actually the contrary happens).

Alicia
Alicia
1 year ago

Ok song, cool staging. Really dont think it should win Eurovision, as there are better, more original and deserving songs out there (Finland, Serbia, Poland to mention a few). I’m Swedish so not hating/jealous etc

Lorena
Lorena
1 year ago
Reply to  Alicia

Thank you for your opinion: I like it so far and I think it deserves a good position… but for a winning performance, I am looking for something new. I think Kaarija could be a good option if it goes for Finland (hopefully so!).

Alicia
Alicia
1 year ago
Reply to  Lorena

Totally rooting for Käärijä!

Poju90
Poju90
1 year ago
Reply to  Lorena

i hope that top 2 this years is Finland and Sweden

Felix
Felix
1 year ago
Reply to  Alicia

Agree with you. Also, Italy’s singerMarco Mengoni stated in TV interview that he is open to change his song and choose some of his another songs, rather than Due Vite.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

Just saw the rehearsal clip and…

Those odds aren’t short enough. Sweden are winning this.

Johannes
Johannes
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

No, we don’t want another Swedish win with highly polished, generic song. Except last year, Swedish entries are from being original and unique.

Lorena
Lorena
1 year ago

The fact that Sweden is first just because one of the contenders of their national selection is an already winner and she launched one minute of song and 30 seconds of rehearsal just shows how prone Eurofans are of Sweden to win no matter what.

Ellen
Ellen
1 year ago
Reply to  Lorena

That’s a stupid thing to write. Charlotte Perelli competed again a few year ago and Sweden wasn’t high in the odds because of her. The snippet of Loreen’s song is just sick. You’re either too stubborn to consider it or just on the I-hate-the-Swedish-success toxic wagon of Eurofans. I personally think you’re both