During this year’s Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam last weekend, Tim had the opportunity to talk with Loreen, who is currently the frontrunner to win Eurovision 2023 with her entry “Tattoo”
Check out our interview with Loreen here!
Loreen and Tim talked about promoting “Tattoo” in Europe, how the lead-up to Eurovision 2023 differs to Eurovision 2012, her thoughts on Vice Ganda’s performance on It’s Showtime in the Philippines, and much more.
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.
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.
What do you think of “Tattoo”? Do you think Loreen could do a double and win Eurovision for a second time? 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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