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The 2023 Marcel Bezençon Award Winners

13 May 2023 at 21:22 CEST
The 2023 Marcel Bezençon Awards Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU
We've still got the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 to come. But before then, there are some different trophies to hand out to this year's participants!
Christer Björkman presents the 2023 Marcel Bezençon Awards Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

The annual Marcel Bezençon Awards took place on the early evening of Saturday 13 May, with a trio of trophies handed out to this year's winne

A beloved tradition since their inception in 2002, the Marcel Bezençon Awards, named after the creator of the Eurovision Song Contest, are given annually to three worthy winners. The awards were handed out in the Delegation Lounge just prior to Saturday night’s show by Christer Björkman, former Swedish Head of Delegation, 1992 Eurovision Song Contest participant, and the Executive Producer of the American Song Contest.

Marco Mengoni wins the Composer Award at the 2023 Marcel Bezençon Awards Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Christer Björkman was pleased to announce this year’s Marcel Bezençon Award Winners:

The Artistic Award, which is presented to the best artistic performance as voted for by the commentators from each participating broadcaster, was awarded to Loreen from Sweden for Tattoo. It is the first time The Artistic Award has gone to the same act twice. Loreen won the Award in 2012, for Euphoria, also for Sweden.

Loreen wins both the Artistic Award and the Press Award at the 2023 Marcel Bezençon Awards Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

The Press Award, which is voted on by the accredited members of the media, was also given to Sweden’s Loreen for Tattoo.

The Composer Award, which is presented to a song’s team of composers, is voted on by all of the participating composers at this year’s Contest. This year, the award was presented to Marco Mengoni, Davide Petrella and Davide Simonetta, for the song Due Vite, representing Italy.

Loreen wins both the Artistic Award and the Press Award at the 2023 Marcel Bezençon Awards Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

The Eurovision Song Contest congratulates all of this year’s winners!

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The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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