This year’s Eurovision Song Contest was full of surprises, but the winner was pretty easy to predict. Swedish singer Loreen lifted the trophy at the end of the competition, making history as the first female performer to win Eurovision more than once.
Loreen was a clear front-runner from the very start with her power ballad “Tattoo”, but this year’s Eurovision voting was still a wild rollercoaster. She established herself as a clear favorite with the jury, receiving 340 points in the first stage of the voting—almost twice more than Italy and Israel in the second and third spots.
Käärijä from Finland received the most votes from the public, winning 376 points with his viral hit “Cha Cha Cha”, but that wasn’t enough to come out victorious. Loreen eventually won with a total of 583 points after jury and public votes were combined. Israel’s Noa Kirel came in third with her song “Unicorn”, followed by Italy and Norway.
This isn’t Loreen’s first Eurovision triumph—she was previously crowned as a winner in 2012 with her smash hit “Euphoria”. She’s the first female artist and the second overall to win Eurovision twice, following in the footsteps of Johnny Logan, who led Ireland to two Eurovision wins during the ’80s.