We continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Sweden. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you the most memorable Swedish entries.
Loreen – Euphoria
In 2012, Sweden selected Loreen and her song “Euphoria” to sent in ESC. The song was composed by Thomas G:son and Peter Boström. The entry won the contest with 372 points.
Loreen was born on 16th October 1983, in Stockholm, Sweden. Her full name is Lorine Zineb Noka Talhaoui and her parents are of Moroccan descendant. At the age of 21, she took part in the first season of the Swedish version of the Idol. She was eliminated on the 8th week, finishing 4th. After that, she took a break from the music and she worked behind the cameras as a producer and director.
In 2011, she competed in Melodifestivalen with the song “My Heart Is Refusing Me”, the song made it to the Second Round, but then it was eliminated. The year after, she tried again with “Euphoria” and won not only the national final but Eurovision too. In 2017, she competed again in melfest, but this time she was eliminated again in the Second Chance round.
Sweden in the Eurovision 🇸🇪
Sweden debuted at the contest in 1958 with the song “Lilla stjärna” by Alice Babs. Her entry finished 4th with 10 points.
From 1958 until today Sweden has participated in a total of sixty times, missing the contest three times – 1964, 1970, 1976. From the 60 contest, the country has missed the finals only one time, in 2010. Its entry “This Is My Life” by Anna Bergendahl finished 11th and missing the qualification for just 5 points. The country has won six times in 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012 and 2015.
Sweden has achieved the Top-10 forty-one times, six times the 1st, one time the 2nd place and six times the 3rd. It has also placed one time 6th, two times in 4th and 9th place, four times 7th and 8th, five times 10th and ten times in the 5th place. Its worst result in the final is the last place, two times, one of which with no points at all (1963), whilst in the semis, it has finished 11th with 62 points in 2010.
What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think it is one of the most memorable entries from Sweden? Let us know in the comments below!