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Eurovision stars emerge as cha-cha-champions at the 2023 MTV EMAs

06 November 2023 at 08:15 CET
Käärijä from Finland attending the Turquoise Carpet event at St. George’s Hall, Liverpool. Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU
Artists from the Eurovision Song Contest were victorious at the 2023 MTV EMAs, with a number of them picking up the coveted awards.
The award that will be going to some of our Eurovision faves MTV

Global entertainment giant MTV handed out its annual Europe Music Awards prizes on Sunday 5 November. And being lauded with a selection of them were some of our Eurovision Song Contest favourites.

2021 Contest winners Måneskin will have to make yet more room in their heaving trophy cabinet. The Italian group were awarded with Best Rock at the 2023 MTV EMAs; the second time they've received the prize, after winning the same category in 2021.

Måneskin - Italy - Grand Final - Eurovision Song Contest 2021 - Rotterdam Ahoy EBU / Thomas Hanses

The quality-packed quartet were also handed the award for Best Italian Act. It's the third time they've been nominated in the category, but the first time they've won. At the 2023 MTV EMAs, Måneskin were also nominated for Best Group and Best Live. 

Måneskin's Rotterdam 2021 Top 3 buddy, Gjon's Tears, got to join the band in celebrating victory. The singer received the 2023 MTV EMA prize for Best Swiss Act. It's the second time Gjon's Tears has been awarded this, after his memorable introduction to an international audience in 2021 led to him winning the category later that year.

Gjon’s Tears - Switzerland - Grand Final - Eurovision Song Contest 2021 - Rotterdam Ahoy EBU / Andres Putting

It was a competitive lineup in the Best Nordic Act category. For the first time in the history of the award, three of the year's Eurovision Song Contest artists were up for the same prize.

5 months after Liverpool 2023, Sweden's Loreen, Finland's Käärijä and Norway's Alessandra found themselves competing with one another once again, with all of them being up for the Best Nordic Act award; a testament to the commercial success that the three songs (Tattoo, Cha Cha Cha and Queen of Kings) went on to achieve after their Top 5 placings at the Contest.

In the end, it was Finnish artist Käärijä that triumphed, winning the gong and emerging as the cha-cha-champion!

Käärijä from Finland attending the Turquoise Carpet event at St. George’s Hall, Liverpool. Corinne Cumming / EBU

You can peruse the full list of 2023 MTV EMA winners right here.

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