Pop star Loreen won the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest with her song Tattoo.
The 39-year-old is the second person, and the first woman, to win the competition for a second time.
The other persona to have accomplished this is Johnny Logan from Ireland.
She expressed her gratitude as she collected the trophy.
“This is so overwhelming. I’m so grateful. I’m so thankful. In my wildest dreams, I didn’t think this would happen.”
England hosted this year’s competition after Sam Ryder won the competition last year. Liverpool was chosen as the host city.
Since Sweden won this year, it will host the competition next year and it’s also a special occasion for the Swedes as next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Abba’s historic victory. In 1974 they won the competition with their smash hit Waterloo.
Catherine, the Princess of Wales, has a surprise appearance in this year's competition. She was seen on film for 10 seconds playing the piano during the show’s opening performance.
The BBC reports that she played an instrumental piece, created by Joe Price and Kojo Samuel, recorded in Windsor Castle’s Crimson Drawing Room earlier this month.
The princess wore earrings that belonged to the late Queen with a blue Jenny Packham dress.
Image credit: Eurovoix