Today the rehearsals for Eurovision 2023 has kicked off in Liverpool. Countries rehearsing on Day 1 include Norway, Malta, Serbia, Latvia, Portugal, Ireland, Croatia, Switzerland, Moldova and Sweden. The last to rehearse today is Sweden’s Loreen.
Loreen’s first rehearsal
The last to take to the Eurovision 2023 stage at Liverpool Arena in Liverpool was Sweden’s Loreen. She will be competing in this year’s competition with her entry “Tattoo” following her win at this year’s Melodifestivalen.
Following Loreen’s first rehearsal a clip of what went on was posted on the official TikTok account of the Eurovision Song Contest. The clip showed Loreen before and after she took to the Eurovision stage for the first time, as well as giving us some insight into how well her first rehearsal went.
What did we learn about Loreen’s staging?
As reported by the Eurovision 2023 Liveblog, we see that the staging that we saw on the Melodifestivalen 2023 staging has been brought to Liverpool, with some adjustments made. The bottom platform has been raised higher, and the LED screen is much smaller than the one we saw in Melodifestivalen. In temrs of outfits, Loreen was wearing the same outfit that was worn in Mello.
What we thought of Loreen’s first rehearsal
After Loreen’s first rehearsal Tim gave his initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw.
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 their 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”? Can Loreen do a double and win in Liverpool? Let us know your thoughts! Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
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