…By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media.
British singer Mae Muller expressed her pride for her team while acknowledging her disappointment with the UK’s second-from-bottom finish in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Despite her efforts, Muller’s performance of “I Wrote A Song” in Liverpool earned her only 24 points, landing the UK in 25th place.
Germany was the only country to score lower, receiving 18 points.
In a Twitter post, Muller thanked her supporters and expressed her love for everyone involved in the journey, emphasizing her pride in their achievements despite the unsatisfactory outcome.
Disappointment After Last Year’s Success:
This disappointment comes as a stark contrast to the UK’s performance in the previous year’s Eurovision Song Contest, where Sam Ryder secured the second-place spot with his hit song “Space Man.”
The BBC, in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union, expressed commiserations to Muller, recognizing her efforts and accomplishments in this year’s competition.
Sweden’s Loreen Takes the Victory:
Loreen from Sweden emerged as the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, making history by becoming the first woman and the second person to win the competition twice.
With a combined score of 583 points from the public and jury votes, she narrowly surpassed Finland’s Kaarija, who scored 526 points.
This victory also brings Sweden on par with Ireland, as both nations now have a record of seven wins each.
Loreen’s winning song “Tattoo” ensures that Sweden will host the Eurovision Song Contest next year, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Abba’s victory with “Waterloo.”
Loreen’s Reaction and Record-Breaking Win:
Overwhelmed and grateful, Loreen expressed her joy and appreciation upon receiving the trophy on the stage at the M&S Bank Arena.
Her win places her alongside Irish singer Johnny Logan, who triumphed in the contest in 1980 and 1987.
The Ukrainian entry, the electronic duo Tvorchi, secured a sixth-place finish with 243 points.
Tributes to Ukraine and Absence of Ukrainian President:
The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest included musical tributes to Ukraine, which would have hosted the event if not for the Russian invasion.
Last year’s winners, Kalush Orchestra, and surprise guest Princess of Wales played the piano in a pre-recorded video.
Ukrainian artists Go_A, Tina Karol, and Jamala, the 2016 winner, performed between this year’s contestants during the flag parade.
However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was unable to address the event.