Once you’ve caught the Eurovision bug, it’s hard to shake it off. That’s certainly the case for four artists in 2023, who are returning to the Eurovision stage for another go.

These four acts hail from Italy, Lithuania, Moldova and Sweden. We haven’t included Belgium’s Gustaph, who sung backing vocals in 2018 and 2021; neither have we included Georgia’s Iru, who won Junior Eurovision 2011 as part of the group Candy.

Below, you’ll find a series of polls. Firstly, there are four poll battles for each artist, where you can vote for your favourite of their Eurovision entries. In these polls you can only vote for ONE song.

Then finally, there’s a 2023 specific poll, where each act goes against one another for your vote over this year’s entries. In this poll, you can vote for as many acts as you like.

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Poll battles: Eurovision 2023 returning artists

Italy – Marco Mengoni

Marco Mengoni first stood on the Eurovision stage a decade ago. Back in 2013, the Italian star sung “L’essenziale” and took Italy to another top ten result, finishing seventh.

After winning Fesitval di Sanremo for a second time, Marco is now back in 2023. He didn’t initially know whether he would take his Sanremo-winning entry to Eurovision or not, but we’ve now had confirmation that “Due Vite” is heading to Liverpool.

Lithuania – Monika Linkytė

When Monika Linkytė first competed at Eurovision in 2015, she had duet partner Vaidas Baumila by her side. The pair of them shared a kiss on stage while performing “This Time”. This helped them take Lithuania back to the grand final, where they placed 18th.

In 2023, Monika is going solo. The Lithuanian star earned her ticket to Liverpool by winning the national selection Pabandom iš naujo. She’ll now jet over to the UK and sing “Stay” in May.

Moldova – Pasha Parfeni

Two of this year’s Eurovision returnees originally came from the class of 2012. The first of these is Moldova’s Pasha Parfeni. He closed the grand final in Baku with the trumpet-filled track “Lăutar” and eventually finished in 11th place.

Now Pasha will be hoping to climb into the top ten when he returns this year. His second Eurovision entry is “Soarele şi Luna”, a mystical folk song drawing power from both the sun and moon.

Sweden – Loreen

Our final returnee needs no introduction. Loreen stormed to victory at Eurovision 2012 with “Euphoria”. The track pretty much became THE Eurovision song of the decade, topping the ESC250 fan vote for ten consecutive years.

Loreen is now back for another trophy in 2023 with the new entry “Tattoo”. There’s murmurings about whether the Swedish star will have to change her Melodifestivalen staging to fit the requirements of the arena in Liverpool. But regardless of if she does or doesn’t, many eyes will be on Loreen as the bookies’ favourite.

Poll: Who is your favourite returning artist at Eurovision 2023?

In this poll you can vote for as many of the four acts as you wish. But you can still only vote once!

Which of each acts’ songs did you vote for? And who is your number one returning artist for Eurovision 2023? Share all your thoughts in the comments below.

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UwU
UwU
11 months ago

3.14159265358979323

Dick
11 months ago

3.14

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago

There’s to ways (for me) to consider a favorite here: whether we consider how improved the acts are or taking only this year into account
Considering improvements, Monika and Pasha are my favorites, their 2023 entries are considerably better than their previous attempts, imo.
Taking only this year into account, I liked Monika, Pasha and Loreen. I recognize Marco’s superb voice and his entry being of top-notch quality, but I just didn’t like it as much as I do like the others.

James
James
1 year ago

Its not fair to compare Euphoria which was released 11 years ago with a song that came out a month ago. Lets make a poll in 11 years and I am sure that Tattoo will win. It is a much better song although the “wow effect” was of course bigger with Euphoria because it was the first time we saw Loreen and her magic on stage

Giorgio
Giorgio
1 year ago

Funny how Tattoo is winning this poll while losing the battle with Euphoria. Shows us how iconic and irrepeatable Euphoria is.

Yom
Yom
1 year ago

I’m sick of these returning artists There should be a rule change once you enter you can’t come back

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Yom

Then we wouldn’t have Corry Brokken, Udo Jürgens, Vicky Leandros, Johnny Logan, Cheryl Baker (of Bucks Fizz), Hanne Krogh and Elisabeth Andreassen (Bobbysocks!), Carola, Linda Martin, Helena Paparizou, and Dima Bilan as winners if they have participated more than once.

Ern
Ern
1 year ago

I think Loreen will win Eurovision for a second time.

That being said, I hope the entry from Moldova will chart very high. I did not like Pasha’s entry back in Baku, but his current entry is awesome!

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Marco’s 2013 song is better but overall both songs are nothing special.

PP77
PP77
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

Italy 2013, The Netherlands 2014, Belgium 2016. Before the contest I don t like their song, I listen only one time before rehearsal at ESC , but after ESC live performance they blow me away and all 3 song I listen even in 2023.
For me Marco song from 2023 is better, and he sing and look better now.

ArmpitOfEurope
ArmpitOfEurope
1 year ago

Eurofans are not ready to accept this but Tattoo is better than Euphoria

Luke A
Luke A
1 year ago

Controversial opinion here but out of the 4 Monika is the best I just don’t get the hype around Loreen I’m sorry

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

=1 Marco, Loreen

Andy
Andy
1 year ago

Can’t we include IRU and Tom Gustaph as returning artists ?

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

This is about the leading artists from the past editions of eurovision

Andy
Andy
1 year ago

Okay then , i’d choose Monika Linkyt?

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 year ago

I don’t like Due Vite at all, I personally find it rather boring but each to his/her own. Tattoo is perfectly harmless and the proffesionality definitely is there but it’s not in my personal winners and also out of my top-15. Stay may be out of my top 20 but I unironically enjoy it more than Tattoo, lol. It’s a big upgrade by Monika, for sure. Lastly, Soarele Si Luna is my favorite of the four entries, sitting at my #14, mostly because of its varietal character, since this year ethnic/traditional bops are rather more absent than in some recent… Read more »

Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago

You want me to pick between Due Vite and L’Essenziale? You beasts

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

I actually like all of the acts and I think I have them all in my top ten of this year? I also think I prefer their songs this year in every case when compared to their previous entries.
The returning artists are a definite highlight of the 2023 edition!

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 year ago

The verses are everything in “Tattoo”. “Euphoria” had an amazing hook in the chorus but the verses were not equally strong. For me they are both very good songs and winners in their respective years.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 year ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Oh the lyrics are very plain -“violins playing, angels crying”. But I don’t mind, there’s still a message in the song and the message is nice. We don’t always need overcomplicated and sophisticated lyrics to say that a song is good. Let’s not become pretentious after all. Music is more about what ‘moves’ us. And “Tattoo” touches me and moves me. That’s enough for me.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 year ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

I guess you prefer something like “Echo” then. Lol, I’m just kidding. It’s all fine, we all like different things and we all speak different levels of English. I’m not too fussy with lyrics in all languages I speak or understand (they are a few), but I respect that other people might. That’s not a reason for a song to win or not win a song contest like ESC and we need to be more chilled about it.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 year ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Lyrics matter, composition matters, vocals matter, staging matter, but at the end of the day we vote what we enjoy listening to and what we connect with. And that’s who wins. ‘Worthy’ or not is a very subjective and often controversial question – you’ll get different answers if you ask different people “Which was the least worthy winner in the last 10 years” for example. Come on, it’s not an academic dissertation on “How to write a song” after all (pun intended lol)

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 year ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

There’s content in “Tattoo”. I recently broke up from a very loving relationship and I find the lyrics especially in the verses very relatable. That’s enough for me. Maybe our difference is that I’m looking more for a connection in a song, and this can come in different ways.

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Yeah, I actually see attachment in the lyrics and I love how she talks about it

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Honestly, the idea of Loreen winning again puts me off, but I can see that happening and I actually like the song, it’s just that idk what’s wrong with me here

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

Loreen – Euphoria and Tattoo are both really good, even if I find the hype created by the fandom just a tad too high. Euphoria is already a legendary song of a cult status, and it has my deepest respect. Tattoo is on the way to become one too, but until that happens, the edge has to go to Euphoria. Pasha – I am okay with Lautar, but I was not the one to have it in top 15 or to consider is one of the best Moldovan entries of all time. Soarele si luna, on the other hand, is… Read more »

Ivar
Ivar
1 year ago

Pasha Parfeni – because he is the only returning artist who has a stronger entry this time around

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 year ago

Loreen has this in the bag, nothing can go wrong for her, 1.000 points landslide win, all other 25 finalists with 0 points 😉

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

See, comments like these are why I’d literally preffer any other of the favorite artists to win the contest. It’d be delightful if either Finland, Austria, Spain ir France managed to win instead.

Andy
Andy
1 year ago
Reply to  Efthymios

comments like this are being made especially by Loreen haters to attract more hate towards her

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 year ago
Reply to  Andy

I don’t hate Loreen at all, it’s her song that is not in my winners. Euphoria on the other hand, was my 2012 winner for that time. Comments like this only exist to justify biased/one-sighted opinions based on false accusations against other people.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 year ago
Reply to  Andy

god bless the Loreen haters <3

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 year ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Don’t take it on the entries because some fans say stupid things. I’ve seen obsessed comments in favour of Sweden, Finland, Spain, France and other entries. I’ve also seen multiple hateful comments on a number of entries often triggered from the above. Both are unfair and unnecessary and -trust me- will have no effect on the actual result.

PP77
PP77
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Sweden 2012 was pushed so hard in points by juries, in televote difference between Sweden and Russia was only 11 points.

ESC Commentator
ESC Commentator
1 year ago

In my view, all 4 artists are coming back this year, however in case of Marco and Loreen their both entries are equally good. To me Marco is a Great artist, with amazing songs, lyrics, music, world level. All of his songs are modern, unique and very Italian-authentic. He deserves to be crowned a winner, however i know that he never manages to win televoting with Loren or Käärijä. I hope judges put him high. Monika is the biggest grower this year! I really Love the melody, powerful voice, gospel choir and Lithuanian frase. For me definitely TOP 10 finalist:)

Dickie
Dickie
1 year ago

My favourite returner is Marco, and I’m delighted with how they have trimmed the ESC version, but please find room to squeeze in one more ‘due vite’ at the end. Marco is an amazing performer, and I think he will do much better than polls are suggesting.

Karl
Karl
1 year ago

Pasha Parfeni by far!! Both his songs are fantabulous!

Thanos
Thanos
1 year ago

It may be an unpopular opinion but I think that 3/4 returning artists this year are returning with a better song than their previous attempt, with Euphoria and Tattoo being equally strong for me. Since Sweden and Italy are my top 2 this year, I voted for Loreen and Marco

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 year ago
Reply to  Thanos

I agree about Loreen. I like “Euphoria” and “Tattoo” equally. They have different qualities but they are both very nice songs on their own and Loreen elevates them. The only disagreement is that I prefer “L’Essenziale” over “Due Vite”, probably because the former feels a bit more personal to me and I’ve connected with the song much more than I have with the latter.

Thanos
Thanos
1 year ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

L’Essenziale is also really good and is my second place in the 2013 contest.

Amigo
Amigo
1 year ago

For me, all their previous songs were better and Loreen is my favorite returning artist. I still think she might take the victory with Tattoo even if Euphoria is a better song.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 year ago
Reply to  Amigo

if there is any justice, she won’t win a second time with this abba meets euphoria clone

zsó
zsó
1 year ago

Little off, but Due Vite’s Eurovision Version is out now! https://youtu.be/ZlSF3TqSqKM

Thanos
Thanos
1 year ago
Reply to  zsó

I think like they have managed to cut it while not ruining the song at all! Like every single Eurovision version of an Italian Sanremo winner, it manages to keep the song’s essence fully.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago
Reply to  Thanos

Well, 2017 aside, right?

Thanos
Thanos
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Occidentali’s karma was my 2017 winner, but I get your point. The trimming of the song seemed a bit rushed and not thought through. Though I don’t think that the song was completely ruined, it certainly could have been done better. I don’t think that the cutting was much of a throw off for first-time listeners in comparison with us that knew the original song though.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 year ago
Reply to  zsó

The arrangement in the verses sounds a little different doesn’t it? I think they added something there. They did a good job there overall – nothing butchered or ruined, it feels like listening to the exact same song.

zsó
zsó
1 year ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Yes, they rearranged the instrumental a bit.