Ahead of fourth heat of Melodifestivalen 2023 this weekend, Tim had the opportunity to speak with Loreen for an interview. She will be competing in this year at Melodifestivalen with her entry “Tattoo”.
Check out our interview with Loreen here!
Loreen and Tim spoke about performing for the audience in the rehearsal on Friday night, as well as about how it feels performing with the props she has on stage.
Swedish-Moroccan superstar Loreen first came onto the Eurovision scene in 2011, when she participated in Melodifestivalen with “My Heart Is Refusing Me”, but her big break came in 2012, when she won it all in Baku with her song “Euphoria”. “Euphoria” remains an iconic Eurovision winner and a favorite song of many fans and performers alike! She later returned to Melodifestivalen in 2017 with the song “Statements” and is participating again this year with the much-anticipated “Tattoo”. She uses her platform as a musician to advocate for human rights.
Sweden’s Eurovision Journey
In 1958, Sweden made their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest, with Alice Babs representing them with the song “Lilla stjärna” which placed fourth. Since its debut, the Scandinavian nation has managed to win six times (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, and 2015).
In 2022, Sweden was represented by Cornelia Jakobs, who won the 61st edition of the competition and competed with the song “Hold Me Closer”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final and placed 4th with 438 points from the jury and televoters.
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Photo Credit: Janne Danielsson, SVT for Melodifestivalen 2023