Spoof EBU spokesperson Lynda Woodruff took viewers on a trip to the frozen north of Sweden as part of this year's Eurovision, treating us to glimpses of dog sledding and ice hotels. Former winner Loreen has recently followed in her footsteps, but her trip was more business than pleasure as part of an exciting musical project the star has been working on.
Last year's Eurovision Song Contest winner Euphoria by Loreen sold well in Denmark. So well that it ended up being the 7th best selling song of the year in the country that went on to winning this year's contest. Some compilation albums from previous Eurovision participants also sold well.
World class stars stood on the same stage mere days before her, and Friday night was the turn of former Eurovision winner Loreen to take to the same stage, giving her first appearance in Morocco, birthplace of her mother.
You give a little, you take a little...Norwegian artists Tone Damli and Maria Haukaas Mittet are both participating in the second semi in Gothenburg in their own way this weekend and as a token of thanks, Norway get to borrow Sweden's very own queen of Eurovision, Loreen for a spectacular interval act in this year's Melodi Grand Prix final.
A few days ago I attended the presentation party of an online music website with Loreen and Alaska as guest stars. After seeing these two artists who are somehow related to the Eurovision Song Contest performing together got me thinking about how different is to be a fan now as it was in the 90s.
Swedish superstar and 2012 Eurovision winner Loreen has had an eventful, whirlwind year. You'd have thought that with all that has happened, she'd be in need of some respite? On the contrary, as the singer revealed yesterday, she is already preparing to record her new album!
After the success in the Swedish pre selection Melodifestivalen and Eurovision Song Contest, Loreen releases her much longed for debut album today titled Heal. She gives you 12 songs - of course including her 2012 Eurovision winner Euphoria.