The time has almost come. In two weeks, we will crown the Eurovision 2023 champion in Liverpool. One of this year’s 37 acts will walk away with the trophy and a place in the contest’s history books.
But before we dive into rehearsals, it’s time to see who our readers are rooting for. Once all the competing songs had been released, we asked you to vote for your favourites. And vote you did — we received an enormous 37,838 votes in total.
After tallying everything up, we are now in a position to reveal the results.
Finland’s Käärijä a favourite to win Eurovision 2023 before rehearsals
It’s crazy, it’s party! Much like every other poll he’s featured in, Käärijä once again emerges as our readers’ pre-rehearsal favourite. The pina coladas will be flowing when the Finnish star takes to the stage, with many fans thinking he could be the one to give Finland their second Eurovision victory.
“Cha Cha Cha” earned 16.81% of the vote, which is 6,362 votes.
Eurovision 2012 champion Loreen is used to winning. But in this poll, the Swedish star finds herself in second place. Soon we’ll find out exactly how much the Swedish delegation have had to change Loreen’s staging from what we saw at Melodifestivalen. But for now, she remains a strong contender for the crown.
“Tattoo” secured 5,712 votes — 15.10% of all those cast.
Full results: Who should win Eurovision 2023?
- Finland – 16.81%, 6,362 votes
- Sweden – 15.10%, 5,712 votes
- Germany – 6.29%, 2,381 votes
- Israel – 5.58%, 2,110 votes
- Spain – 5.08%, 1,922 votes
- United Kingdom – 4.26%, 1,611 votes
- Armenia – 4.21%, 1,594 votes
- Norway – 4.16%, 1,574 votes
- France – 4.06%, 1,535 votes
- Austria – 3.52%, 1,332 votes
- Portugal – 3.08%, 1,165 votes
- Serbia – 2.99%, 1,132 votes
- Czechia – 2.85%, 1,077 votes
- Slovenia – 2.45%, 928 votes
- Croatia – 2.07%, 783 votes
- Italy – 1.91%, 723 votes
- Georgia – 1.24%, 468 votes
- Netherlands – 1.17%, 441 votes
- Australia – 1.15%, 435 votes
- Latvia – 1.02%, 387 votes
- Moldova – 1.01%, 381 votes
- Ukraine – 0.94%, 354 votes
- Cyprus – 0.89%, 337 votes
- Estonia – 0.86%, 326 votes
- Greece – 0.76%, 287 votes
- Malta – 0.73%, 278 votes
- Albania – 0.73%, 277 votes
- Lithuania – 0.69%, 262 votes
- Belgium – 0.66%, 251 votes
- Ireland – 0.66%, 250 votes
- Switzerland – 0.64%, 243 votes
- Iceland – 0.63%, 237 votes
- Denmark – 0.49%, 186 votes
- Romania – 0.44%, 166 votes
- Poland – 0.42%, 160 votes
- Azerbaijan – 0.29%, 111 votes
- San Marino – 0.16%, 60 votes
Total Votes: 37,838
Do you agree with the results? Are you Team Käärijä or Team Loreen in the battle for the Eurovision 2023 trophy? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Well I’m no fan of comedyacts like Finland Eurovision – since it’s supposed to be a competition of music. Besides Finlands entry is a total rip off of the 13 year old LMFAO-song ”Shots”
Define a joke entry perhaps?
I didn’t know about this pollo. Anyway i would have voted Italy
I think this is wrong that Sweden/Loreen should be hated by Eurovision fans. just because she already won, people don’t seem to realize this is a competition, last year people said they didn’t like Ukraine to win just because of the war. and that they said they wanted it to be fair this year. but now it’s not fair because everyone complains about the lore and her performance, I see so many people trying to disqualify her, just because her song sounds like another one for a little while. but has no one thought of Finland’s song? it sounds like,… Read more »
My top five :
I know this is a heavily biased ranking. If you’re wondering where Sweden is, it sits firmly in my eighth place.
I’m definitely surprised to see Germany and Israel so far up the list – but I think the main takeaway is what we knew already. It’s a two horse race.
So many haters (of Finland) here, and yet Finland is voted nr 1…!! 😮 I guess most voters don’t bother to post, then…
No, please. Finland’s song is awful…
Israel & Norway are so much better
I am team Germany… and ofcourse team Finland, my country, Käärijä! ????
I very much doubt Finland will win and I also think Loreen will go the same way as returning winners like Carola, Charlotte Perrelli, Dana International and Niamh Kavanagh. Mark my words.
So who do you think will win?
Who are your favourites?
how is Cyprus/Sweden 2.0 so high in that list lmao, 23rd is 14 places too high 😉
I think the uk could sneak in the top 5 She’s singing last And I think she will catch people’s minds
So, every metric has Sweden winning, and people on this site complain. Then a wiwibloggs poll (which is usually inaccurate nonsense) has Finland winning, and everyone is cool with that?
More power to you if you want it to win. But let’s not pretend there’s a battle for victory here. Sweden are going to win. And no, I’m not a Loreen “Stan”. Australia and Estonia are my easy top 2 this year.
But I haven’t been wrong on a winner since 2011, so I’ve learned to trust my judgment.
Oh no, how dare these fans have an opinion that doesn’t match your prophecy skills? REEEE!
People vote for Finland becouse Europe hate Sweden and Loreen. But Sweden gonna win ESC 2023
I’m thinking Italy, France, Sweden, Finland will be the top 4. Not sure of the order but those are the songs I’m listening to the most.
So the 4 songs you listen to the most will be the top 4 on the night? Not unbiased at all.
Usually the songs that stuck in your mind are the most successful. All of these are opinion – lots of factors are at play especially staging too.
If Europe want polished, Queen Loreen wins.
If Europe want different, Kaarija for the win.
I absolutely love both and happy if either win.
Who cares who wins, the song will be forgotten a few days after the contest and the competition would have done nothing for their careers.
The haters don’t like the truth. I’ve not heard the Kalush Orchestra Orchestra once in the last 12 months, I heard Rosa Linn’s Snap a few times though.
SWITZERLAND SHOULD WIN!!!!!!
I’d love to see Germany actually surprising everyone
Blood and Glitter
i know it is a misheard lyric but it’s deffo better like that
Ahhh im so happy to see germany on 3th spot. Such an underrated song and performance. When grand final airing everyone gonna talk about how talented they are and i’m sure everyone gonna be mesmerize by their stage
The Spanish song is painful to listen too like like nails on a chalkboard bad
Poor you, you devote your time to say the same over and over again no matter the post. You may think you sound witty or something with that stupidity about the nails on chalkboard that you keep on repeating
He is literally at any post doing copypaste thing
Will be happy if either of the top two win. Käarija because he’s been so engaging and Loreen because it would be perfect to have the contest in Sweden 50 years after Abba. I think Austria and Ukraine will do much better than on the list.
Finland for the win, wouldn’t mind France and Norway winning either
Germany & Israel in top 5 I’m dying… No hate though. No offense but as much as I love Tattoo and Cha cha cha (even more so), I’m seriously more concerned whether Latvia and Malta are gonna qualify. It’s gonna be a very huge shock for me if any country other than Sweden or Finland wins ( I think i speak for everyone)
I really love german lyrics. Have this strong philosophical appeal and Chris sings them as he was spreading words of wisdom to a huge crowd.
Happy to see my country, Portugal, ranking a respectable 11th place in this poll. Unfortunately, I don’t think that will be any close to the actual result in two weeks. Unless we’re talking about the semi-final… Haha!
I’m not ready for another novelty song to win the ESC yet.
Neither do I want Sweden to win. (Loreen is much better than her cliche-ridden song)
So I am hoping someone else will sail through to win instead and keep the voting sequence exciting.
France and Switzerland are my personal faves this year.
A novelty song has never actually won Eurovision though. I’m guessing you think perhaps Toy or/and Hard Rock Hallelujah were novelty winners though? Any others?
Save Your Kisses For Me (even though you’re 93)?
I Wanna definitely verged on novelty song.
The juries who love Sweden and pretentiousness, will kill Finland’s chances stone dead , just.like they did for Keino and then last year’s Moldovan entry.
Kind of makes my point about the juries. That said, John Ludvik’s face when he realised his terrible song had tanked in the public vote was an hilarious highlight.
Tanked? He was 9th in the televote…
Well we all knew by then that there were only 93 points left. Even him, I think. But they dragged it out anyway.
Thank god for that!
I don’t think they’ll tank Finland as much as you think tho
So basically, the REAL 3rd place of this poll must have been Spain.
The Spanish song sounds like me when I stub my toe hahaa
Oh, yeah. Forgot to say that you keep repeating that sh*t about stubbing your toe, too. I think you rather stubbed your head, what stupid sort of crusade have you got against the Spanish entry? No matter which, this is the dumbest way ever to put it forward.
Finland was more among my faves last year, I luv The Rasmus to the core <3
this is lyrics wise so amateurish more like fits well with our brabant carnaval scene when people have had many beers haha
It’s interesting to see that across all platforms and polls, and bookies and fan ratings, there is a relatively clear consensus that breaks up this year’s entries into four main groupings: a top tier of two songs and a strong top ten; followed by a large decent middle, and a large below average bottom, both of which have about eleven or twelve songs in them.
So basically only 1.02% of gays have got feelings and emotions?
It’s actually scary if you really think about it.
What scares me more are people who think their taste should be everyone else’s taste :s
It is scary. A symptom of our polarised time, encouraged by social media.
eurovision was much better in 70’s 80’s decades when it was more about the song, rather than everything else around it, Kaarija is just a nonsense gibberish act
You’re looking at the past with nostalgic rose-tinted glasses. Eurovision had fun entries in the 70s and 80s, as it does now.
There’s also nothing enlightened about diminishing acts like Kaarija’s. Frankly, it’s just ignorant to his and his team’s hard work, thoughtfulness and creativity.
Hard work and creativity in which fields? Outfit? Choreography? Fair enough. The song is basic. A countless copy and paste of the same short hook, endlessly until 3 minutes are filled up. To call this a song is a massive overstatement to begin with.
It certainly is a song, whether you refuse to see it or not.
The song is cleverly constructed, with distinct thoughtful verses and a chorus that has a nice hook. It leans heavily into music hall and folk/public house music. Look at the performance of “Oom-Pah-Pah” in the musical Oliver! for example.
OK I will climb the Himalayas of fairness. There are two hooks, the mediocre “Cha-cha-cha, cha-cha-cha-cha !!” dragging on through the first half of the song, either shouted out or played in the background, and the second hook, which forms the second half of the song. It’s like giving you a plate with coutless carrot sticks covering one half and brussels sprouts covering the other half, and claiming that this represents a super-advanced level of cooking.
Striving for fairness shouldn’t feel like climbing the Himalayas.
It’s an interesting, anguished expression. Do you use it regularly? Did you learn the phrase from parents/a source or come up with it yourself?
At least it’s not a copy and paste of the 2012 winner
Yes it is. Its not only Sweden who is a copy. Finland, Norway, Spain, Italy, checkia, Ukraina, France …
finland copied we got the moves by electric callboy?
Im praying that something like 2019 happens where maybe Finland wins the televote but then Sweden wins the jury and neither of them are high enough in both jury and televote and therefore a whole other country wins. Personally im hoping thats gonna be Spain or France
If I can give my opinion, I think Sweden has the highest chance to win it all. High chance of finishing 1st with juries and still in top 3 with public. Finland could win public but out of top 5 with juries. France and Spain COULD be top 3 juries but both of them will struggle to be in the top 3 public because you know, there are a lot of bangers this year with a huge appeal like Austria and Israel (yeah yeah Israel). Of course, not everyone like bangers (thx god) so I guess a “classy” song can… Read more »
I think Spain might win in this case
Look, I’m German and I’m glad the we’re finally sending something different, but this will never be the winner, I can’t even see it in the Top 10. So who are these people that vote for them in every wiwibloggs voting? You guys okay?
I do love the German song
They have a many fans for many years and are really popular in the metal community. I mean who else is touring in latin America currently… I think Germany will do much better than people think. Top 10 in televote, maybe even higher.
And it would be amazing, we deserve it ?
Me and many others ))
Since I can’t vote Finland (my own country) Germany will get my votes. I’ve been looping LOTL on and on. Blood and glitter isn’t my favourite from them but still a really awesome song.
You can’t be serious. Hopefully quality music will prevail.
Only songs 100% live with real backsingers should win. But I guess none will bring backsingers. All cheaters.
Belgium has real live backings on stage.
That is such a good point. Any they will stand out because of that. Top 10 for Gustaph, possibly top six.
Käärijä is bringing a live backing singer. But she will not be visible during the show.
See, you found something you can like with Belgium this year.
Blanche, Loic are from wallonia though
Yes and to the same degree. In 1998, the three “hot” ladies backing D International kept appearing on camera, yet they tried to hide a larger lady who was probably doing all the good singing.
This caused a big rumpus in 1984 when three backing vocalists for UK were not concealed very well, the artist was accused of miming and it all ended up in court.
I think the OGAE results are more realistic with their top five then the Wiwi readers. Y’all are crazy putting Germany and Israel numbers three and four. No way that is ever going to happen. France Austria Norway in top five seems to be right. No matter what, Sweden and Finland are going to be battling for the win.
Lol yes it seems right if you are living in the Eurovision bubble.
Happy to see this result and then I see Germany third lol
Luckily won’t happen.