For 56 years now, the Eurovision Song Contest has provided the stage for European artists to propel themselves from the doldrums of musical obscurity to worldwide fame.
This year’s winner, Loreen, wowed European audiences with the intolerably catchy ‘Euphoria’. But whether she can use her success on the night to rise to loftier heights in the music industry is another matter.
Previous winners of the contest have had mixed fortunes when it comes to achieving prolonged success. Many have gone onto achieve record hits at home and abroad, but for some, Eurovision triumph has been little more than a one-hit wonder.
So to get an idea of what’s ahead for Loreen, join The Local as we take a look at some of the fortunes, or indeed misfortunes, of previous Eurovision winners.