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Sweden’s ‘Euphoric’ singer who loves music that puts her in a trance

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Eurovision glory

Loreen, who first became known to Swedish audiences after coming fourth in Swedish Idol 2004, won the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest with the song, 'Euphoria'. The song gained 372 points for Sweden - over a hundred points more points than the runner up received.

The music I get inspiration from is music that gets you into kind of a trance

The song did so well, in fact, that it broke a record for the most 12 points scored of any entry in the contest’s history. Following the competition, ‘Euphoria’ went on to reach No. 1 in the charts across Europe, including: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Poland and Loreen’s home country of Sweden.

In the UK, it charted at No. 3; the highest chart position for a non-UK Eurovision entry since Johnny Logan's ‘Hold Me Now’ in 1987. More recently, Loreen has released her second album ‘Heal’ and third ‘Paper Light’; she premiered her single ‘We got the Power’ (as part of a medley) in the Interval Act of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final; and she has been working in the studio with Canadian artist Kiesza.