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Loreen rocks the European charts

Posted 29 May 2012 at 11:50

Loreen from Sweden won the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night where she had a very convincing victory with a massive 372 points, not far short of Alexander Rybak's record set in 2009 for Norway.
Since then, her upbeat club inspired number Euphoria has literally dominated the charts in most European countries from Austria to the United Kingdom. The latter is very significant in that it is the first time since Gina G in 1996 that a Eurovision Song Contest entry has reached the number one spot in the UK, proving the song's versaltility and universal appeal.
Currently (according to iTunes), Euphoria is at number one in the following countries:
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Luxembourg
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
Loreen is also in the top 10 in France and Portugal.
Check out Loreen's winning performance from the Baku Crystal Hall in Azerbaijan on Saturday night:
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Here are some pictures from Loreen on stage after her victory:
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Next year the Eurovision Song Contest will be arranged in Sweden with the city and venue to be confirmed at a later date. However, during the winner's press conference on Saturday, the Swedish Head of Delegation, Christer Björkman, confirmed that Sweden would hold the contest in 2013.
Stay tuned to Eurovision.tv for further information about next year's show!
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