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Euphoric fans welcome Loreen back to Sweden

Euphoric fans welcome Loreen back to Sweden

Published: 30 May 2012 15:38 GMT+02:00
Updated: 30 May 2012 15:38 GMT+02:00

"This isn't only about me, this is something we've created together," Loreen told the crowd below.

"I think it's a winning song, even if I hadn't won."

Just three days after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan, Loreen took to the stage again, this time on top of Hötorgshallen in central Stockholm.

Jade, a seven-year-old Loreen fan, could hardly contain her excitement about the live show, having crafted a sign congratulating Loreen on her victory.

“She is the best singer in the world; I’m really excited about seeing her performing live,” she told The Local.

Click here for a gallery of images from the event

Thousands of fans gathered on the square below to see the 28-year-old singer who not only won over the music world with her incredible voice, but also with her mystical performance and unique Qi-Gong inspired dance style.

After the Royal Swedish Army band played their tribute version of the hit song, which is currently sitting atop the iTunes-charts in 14 countries, Loreen sang "Euphoria" twice for the adoring crowd.

The show began with a classical arrangement of the dance track, followed by a few words from Loreen to her supporters, and ended with the same version she sang on Saturday night.

Just after her performance, Loreen had to rush to the Arlanda Airport to catch a flight to London, according to the Expressen newspaper.

Waiting for Loreen in the UK was a BBC morning show, followed by a trip to France for more promotions. Loreen will be back in Stockholm by Friday, wrote the paper.

While Stockholmers embraced the performance with open arms, it remains undecided whether the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2013 will be hosted in Stockholm as it was in 2000, or whether Gothenburg or Malmö will snag the event.

Susann Eberlein

Your comments about this article

19:40 May 30, 2012 by nash of all nashes
welcome loreen ,love u somuch.keep up
22:16 May 30, 2012 by Valdemaratterdag
Thank you, Loreen, for showing the world your talent.
07:46 May 31, 2012 by OUIJA
Thank you Loreen for showing us that only with a non Swedish name and a non Swedish origin, media and government have made all the fuzz around you.

What they have done with you, was never made for Charlotte Nilsson, Herrey brothers,Carola or the great ABBA. They were really Swedish representatives and they also won for Sweden.

Your voice is good and the song is quite good too. But the euphoria around you stinks. It looks like a prefabricated euphoria. You can give thanks to the Swedish media, the Swedish government and your P.R. manager who came up with the idea of your political participation in Azerbaijan.
10:18 May 31, 2012 by eton75
Fantastic performance and a great song ! Well done !!
13:01 June 9, 2012 by Max Reaver
OUJIA, first you didn't believe Loreen would win the Eurovision when she qualified to represent Sweden. Now that she has won, you keep talking the bullcrap, discrediting her effort by calling out her immigrant background? You are the one that stinks. You are a prefabricated phony hypocrite, racist, and loser. Loreen just made history and will be remembered for her victory. And you? Nothing, nobody will know who you are, because you are a nobody. Go $%^@ yourself.
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