Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final
The 2013 contest's held in the Malmö Arena in.. Malmö, Sweden! 26 countries qualified for the Grand Final and took the stage in front of a live audience and millions watching at home.
The 2013 contest's held in the Malmö Arena in.. Malmö, Sweden! 26 countries qualified for the Grand Final and took the stage in front of a live audience and more than 170 million viewers watching at home.
The opening act of the Grand Final started with a Eurovision Song Contest anthem called We Write The Story by Benny and Björn from ABBA and the Swedish worldwide sensation Aviccii. As the host - the Swedish comedienne Petra Mede - put it: "We couldn’t get ABBA but we got.. ABB!"
It was one of the very few times in the past decades when a single person had been put in charge for hosting the event on the stage of the Eurovision Song Contest. Her widely debated dresses were all designed by one of the greatest names in the fashion world, Jean-Paul Gaultier who is also a big fan of the contest.
About the winner
In the end, after all the excitement and millions of votes, it was Emmelie de Forest to take home the trophy from Malmö! It was the second time Denmark had won when the contest was hosted by Sweden.
She had already been the main favourite the months before among the fans and the bookmakers. She was also one of the very few winners ever to have performed barefoot.
- There was a mechanism built into the catwalk of the stage that would raise an artist up quite some metres. It was only used in the interval act by Loreen and the UK participant.
- UK participant was the multi-million record selling artist Bonnie Tyler who, though, did not end up very high with her Believe In Me.