Lorine Zineb Nora Talhaoui[needs IPA] (born 16 October 1983), better known by her stage name Loreen (pronounced [lɔ'reːn]), is a Swedish pop singer and music producer. Loreen represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, with her entry "Euphoria" and won the contest with 372 points. In Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in the Swedish city Malmö, Loreen will sing both in the semi final and the grand final. The competition leads by Petra Mede.
Interested in becoming a musician, she took part in the Idol 2004 television competition, coming fourth overall. The following year she released her first single, "The Snake", with the band Rob'n'Raz and became a television presenter on TV400. Working as a segment producer and director for several Swedish reality TV shows, in 2011 she released the single "My Heart Is Refusing Me" to commercial success in Sweden.