She’s the Eurovision champion who is making a return to Melodifestivalen 2017. Now, ahead of her semi-final four appearance at Melfest, Loreen has confirmed that she identifies as bisexual.

Loreen shares the news on tonight’s episode of Swedish interview series Renées brygga (Renee’s bridge).

Host Renée Nyberg brings up the subject of sex. Loreen tells her,  “Many are too damn focused on sex, sexuality. Love is so much more.”

She goes on to explain, “I usually say ‘love is where you find it’. That makes you bisexual? Yes, actually. Then I may say that I’m there, simply.”

Loreen would not say if she was in a relationship, but said, “I have no lack of love, so to speak.”

But busy with her Melodifestivalen preparations, Loreen explained, “I am married to the job right now. We’ll see what happens, but I’m not alone, so to speak.”

The news follows Melfest stars Oscar Zia and Viktor Frisk, who both recently came out.

Loreen will make her Melodifestivalen comeback on 25 February. She’ll perform her song “Statements” in the fourth semi-final. The song is said to have a radically different sound from the Eurodance style of “Euphoria”. Rumours suggest that “Statements” has a punk sound and is reminiscent of ’90s grunge rockers Nirvana.

Meanwhile, the first heat of Melodifestivalen 2017 will take place this Saturday. The first seven acts will battle it out live from Gothenburg.

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Donna Vey
Donna Vey
4 years ago

The Queen Returns.

She will conquer. She will slay. She WILL be awesome 😀

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Good for her but why announcing it now before MF? Anyway, i love her she is a lovely artist but i feel a bit weird with her comeback. She had a massive chance to enjoy a successful career in Europe and maybe outside Europe with Euphoria and My Heart is Refusing Me but she disappeared. What a shame… so many wrong decisions. Euphoria is one of the biggest Eurovision winning entries ever, it even sold over 200k in UK alone and was played by radio. I guess her album was postponed as her singles didn’t fare well so MF was… Read more »

Franky_opp
Franky_opp
4 years ago

what a shame Loreen has to come back to MF cause she ruined her career with her stupid decisions… She could have been the 2010 ABBA with the best ESC winner in decades

DR
DR
4 years ago

What is it with Mello stars coming out as gay or bisexual just before the contest. Oscar Zia, and Viktor Frisk now Loreen.

But like Robyn said, while Sweden is one of the most open countries in the world, others aren’t, our host comes to mind. So being a great advocate will help those all over the continent.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

Thank you for these wonderful and understanding words, Robyn. 🙂

Donna Vey
Donna Vey
4 years ago

A really nice heartfelt statement Robyn, thank you 🙂

Long live Queen Loreen 😉

lily
lily
4 years ago

“Didn’t Mans do this to?..” Well, yeah he did but only to explain himself. It was a whole other situation. With his “pornopics” that leaked yesterday he defenitivly confirmed if he’s straight, bi- or homosexual.. I think that if it happens around Melfest it’s just because there’s more attention then.

Leaf
Leaf
4 years ago

Her MF song this year is called “Statements” and she made a statement ….. NEXT.

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

As for all saying it’s only publicity how about actually watching the whole thing before speaking?
The program was filmed back in June, way before any thoughts of MF. It’s not like it was filmed yesterday and Loreen did it intentionally.

Loreen doesn’t need any publicity to compete. She’s freakin Loreen, the name alone was enough to give it attention and publicity.

Alex M
Alex M
4 years ago

It would be news if she was gay. But bisexual? For a girl? Pretty common. Definitely not a big thing.

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

Punk tho? YAASSS! Finally something new from her, her midtempo electronic sound was getting tired.

LADY GAGA, HER IMPACT! Buy Joanne on iTunes.

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

Omg is she THAT insecure about her chances to have to attract attention by coming out in this ~random~ period? Kii. Girl, I’m happy you’re now openly bisexual to the entire world like I am, but this is marketing AF

Donna Vey
Donna Vey
4 years ago

Is she on any drug?

Girl that is between her and her dealer.

an esc fan
an esc fan
4 years ago

@ Sasha : ”Is she on any drugs? I always thought this when I watch her speak. Not insulting her, just curious.”

She is always tired and sleepy, but fans say is modesty.

Sasha
Sasha
4 years ago

Is she on any drugs? I always thought this when I watch her speak. Not insulting her, just curious.

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

Is anyone actually surprised by this announcement?? it wasn’t that unexpected. It’s Loreen, it would be more surprising if she was straight. It’s strange she didn’t come out a long time ago, considering some of the things she said in the past.

Xeph
Xeph
4 years ago

Y’all are acting like she made it into this huge deal and is only doing it for publicity when none of you probably even saw the show. Grow up.

henning
henning
4 years ago

i am also glad this song is punk, eurovision needs different varieties of music instead of the same boring scandipop each year

and it will annoy her queeny diva fans, which is even better

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
4 years ago

didn’t mans do this too like suspiciously right before the melodifestivalen final
like not saying it’s a gimmick but weird timing

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

Punk? Hmm, I’m surprised…

Donna Vey
Donna Vey
4 years ago

‘Come out’ as if she was hiding or in shame?

It’s Loreen, I don’t think so 🙂

Loreen fan
Loreen fan
4 years ago

Punk style? I am so dissapointed…

Donna Vey
Donna Vey
4 years ago

*But *love hearts* for any Loreen article ????

Donna Vey
Donna Vey
4 years ago

*But *love hearts* for any Loreen article ????

Donna Vey
Donna Vey
4 years ago

Come out of what?

I think she was always pretty free in her expression of love.

No surprise here. But ?? for any Loreen article.

an esc fan
an esc fan
4 years ago

I mean affairs with grecian/italian men.

an esc fan
an esc fan
4 years ago

Many news about swedesh persons coming out. Good for them, but now I understand why many swedish women are looking for affairs in Greece or Italy where they travel alone during summer holidays. It is just true, no offence.

MarioMario
4 years ago

Congratulations to Loreen.

henning
henning
4 years ago

right before melfest, how predictable

yet more publicity for the attention seeker to give her the best change of going to kiev again

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

I am glad more people are speaking out that bisexuality exist and Loreen is certainly a good role model.

Lanti
4 years ago

Well congratulations to her for coming out I guess? And now we know what the tabloids are all going to talk about..

eurovision6
eurovision6
4 years ago

Love Loreen and excited to hear her song but very dissapointed in media (as usual) for giving such small things as her sexual orientation space in the news.. If you dont have anything relevant to write about dont write at all imo.

Krzysztof Poland
Krzysztof Poland
4 years ago

> Rumours suggest that “Statements” has a punk sound

“This Loreen chick is more hardcore than Sex Pistols”
– Pertti Kurikka

“Wow, this is anarchy as hell”
– Jello Biafra

“fuggggggg this sucks wtf Loreen”
– Eurovision “””fans”””

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

Short and ‘to-the-point.’ Definitely an icon for her time.

fikri
fikri
4 years ago

i’m starting to think everyone in sweden is not straight. i may need to move there sometime in the future.

Melow
Melow
4 years ago

Who cares? All I want from Loreen is her new album to drop as soon as possible!

Griffin
Griffin
4 years ago

oh.