Loreen from Sweden won with the song “Euphoria” in the annual competition of 42 countries, delighting viewers and the contest’s professional judges and dancing barefoot as she sang, reported Reuters.
Loreen singer (Photo: Getty Images)
The song "Euphoria" was a European favourite across the board, and the win for Loreen will see Eurovision 2013 hosted by Sweden. Next year will mark the 39th anniversary of ABBA's win at Eurovision 1974 with the song "Waterloo". I wonder what it would take to have ABBA reunite for old times’ sake in 2013?
Bookies favourite 28-year-old Loreen topped the leader board with 372 points for her club hit ‘Euphoria’, which has already reached number one in the charts back home.
After the winning performance, the singer thanked all the people who supported her, says EnStarz.
“I have so many things to say to all of you who believed in me. Thanks for your support, from all of my heart, I hope that Euphoria stays in the hearts of the people as long as possible” Loreen said.
“This is about all of us! Thank you so very much!” she told later at a news conference.
“Time has stopped,” Loreen said about her feelings after she was announced as winner.
Russia’s Buranovskiye Babushki won much public affection for their cute onstage performance, but their folksy dance ditty “Party for Everybody” couldn’t quite match Sweden’s more contemporary offering and ended up second with 259 points, writes The Huff Post.
The annual competition has been in place for 57 years, and is watched by more than 125 million fans worldwide./.