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Douze factors for the Scousers. Yes, the grand ultimate of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 was a triumph for host metropolis Liverpool, staging the occasion on behalf of war-torn Ukraine.

After a nail-bitingly tight end, Swedish dance-pop diva Loreen gained the coveted crystal microphone together with her hovering anthem Tattoo. Following her victory with Euphoria in 2012, Loreen turned solely the second act in Eurovision historical past to win twice (after Ireland’s Johnny Logan, truth followers). Sadly the UK’s Mae Muller had much less luck, ending in twenty fifth place – a chastening second from backside. “Not the result we hoped for,” she tweeted with masterful understatement.

It was a deliriously over-the-top audio-visual extravaganza but across the epic four-hour broadcast, it was easy to blink and miss things. Here’s a handy rewind of 10 lighter moments you might have missed:

1. Mel Giedroyc churning butter

Graham Norton had a frantic night, dashing between his usual post in the BBC commentary booth and on-stage hosting duties. When he wasn’t behind the mic, Mel Giedroyc filled in with her gently sarcastic observations (“Wowsers McTrousers!” was one notable gem).

She caught viewers off-guard by popping up within the background of 1 hyperlink, dressed as a Polish milkmaid (Giedroyc is of Polish descent) and suggestively churning butter – a nod to Poland’s 2014 entry Donatan & Cleo. It diminished Norton to hysterics and recalled the halcyon days of her soggy-bottomed innuendos within the Bake Off tent.