You know her as the “Euphoria” songstress who brought Sweden a landslide victory at Eurovision 2012. Now, a decade later, the Eurovision legend looks set for a comeback. Sources close to the show say Loreen is throwing her hat in the ring at Melodifestivalen 2023.
The 10-time ESC250 champion is taking another shot at the Swedish Eurovision selection show after a “persuasion campaign”, Aftonbladet reports.
The source reports Loreen is joining forces with the songwriting team behind her winning track “Euphoria”.
Loreen rumoured for Melodifestivalen 2023 lineup
Lorine “Loreen” Talhaoui, 39, is making her long awaited return to the Mello stage. That’s what sources at the Swedish rumour mill Aftonbladet have reported.
Aftonbladet has a good track record when it comes to Melodifestivalen predictions. In 2021, sources correctly identified 27 out of 28 artists competing in Sweden’s Eurovision selection show.
If sources are to be believed, Loreen is bidding to represent her country at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.
A source at the Swedish newspaper said: “Yes, she will be there. She waited for a long time, but loves the song.”
The tea-spiller added: “She has somewhat reluctantly allowed herself to be convinced. Once she tried singing it, everything felt right.”
Loreen will allegedly return to Melfest with a song penned by Thomas G:son and Peter Boström — the team behind “Euphoria”. Additionally, Jimmy “Joker” Thornfeldt — who wrote Tusse’s “Voices” — is allegedly involved in Loreen’s entry.
But another informant said Loreen’s participation isn’t set in stone just yet.
The Aftonbladet informant said: “She usually doesn’t make up her mind until the last moment. The definitive announcement may take until the days before the press conference this time as well.”
The official list of participants is expected to revealed in late November.
Loreen at Eurovision
Loreen won Melodifestivalen 2012 and went on to represent Sweden in Baku with her Europop anthem “Euphoria”. She picked up a staggering 372 points, winning the competition and earning Sweden its fifth song contest gold medal.
“Euphoria” has since gone on to become a piece of Eurovision history. The track has topped the ESC250 every year since her victory, with fans voting her as the best Eurovision song ever for 10 years on the trot.
Loreen gave Mello another shot in 2017 with song “Statements”. She made it through to the Andra Chansen round, but was knocked out by Anton Hagman.
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