Loreen from Sweden Wins Eurovision Song Contest 2023
Loreen from Sweden has won the 67th Eurovision Song Contest with her song « Tattoo ». This is the seventh time that Sweden has won the contest, tying with Ireland for the most Eurovision victories. Loreen was also the winner of Eurovision 2012 with her song « Euphoria ». She was the bookmakers’ clear favorite to win Eurovision 2023 and was predicted to win by Eurovisionworld’s visitors in their Eurovision Poll. Sweden won the juries while Finland won the public votes, but in total, Loreen and Sweden received 583 points and were crowned the winner.
Loreen was one of the 28 artists announced by the Swedish broadcaster SVT for Melodifestivalen 2023. She competed in Heat 4 of Melodifestivalen 2023 as the last song of all 28 and won the heat, qualifying directly for the final after receiving 1,515,287 votes from the Swedish public. Sweden climbed on top of the bookmakers’ favorites to win Eurovision 2023 even before they had selected their song for Eurovision.
Loreen was born in Stockholm and came to fame when she won the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with « Euphoria ». She participated in the talent show Idol in 2004, finishing fourth, and in 2005 she released her first single « The Snake » with the band Rob’n’Raz. After some years working as a TV presenter and producer, she returned to the music scene when she participated in Melodifestivalen 2011 with « My Heart Is Refusing Me ». Loreen made her third Melodifestivalen appearance in 2017, where she competed with the song « Statements ».
In the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, viewers in some of the non-participating countries were able to vote online. These online votes had the same weight as one participating country in both of the Semi-Finals, as well as the Grand Final. The contest was held in Liverpool, United Kingdom, and produced by British broadcaster BBC.
Keywords: Eurovision Song Contest, Sweden, Loreen, Melodifestivalen, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
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