Ahead of the final of Melodifestivalen this weekend, Tim gets the chance to sit down with Loreen for a second interview. She is competing in Melodifestivalen with her song “Tattoo”.
Check out our interview with Loreen here!
Loreen and Tim talk about the overwhelmingly positive response to her song at Melfest and beyond. She also gives a hint as to whether there will be any changes to the staging from her heat.
Who is Loreen?
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 favourite 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. Her entry – “Tattoo” – is written by Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Jimmy Jansson, Moa Carlebecker, Peter Boström, Thomas G:son and Loreen herself. Loreen is 10th in the running order of the Final.
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.
Are you excited for Melodifestivalen 2023? Are you excited to see Loreen’s performance in this year’s Melodifestivalen? Do you think they could win? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
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