Eurovision: Sweden's Loreen wins song contest with Euphoria – video

Swedish singer Loreen triumphed in the Eurovision song contest in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, on Saturday with 372 points for her dance track Euphoria. Loreen, a 28-year-old of Moroccan Berber origin, won ahead of Russia and Serbia. The UK's Engelbert Humperdinck came second to last with only 12 points

The GuardianTramp

Related Content

Article image
Eurovision song contest 2012 - in pictures

Relive the excitement with our gallery of performances from the night, featuring some choice quotes from our live blog

Stuart Heritage and Heidi Stephens

26, May, 2012 @11:28 PM

Article image
Eurovision Song Contest 2012 final from Baku – as it happened

Stuart Heritage and Heidi Stephens covered all the action, which ended with a convincing win for Sweden's Loreen

Stuart Heritage and Heidi Stephens

26, May, 2012 @10:24 PM

Article image
The good and the bad of Eurovision, illustrated through infographics

Ahead of tomorrow's grand final in Baku, the approaches taken by two designers portray the contrasting sides of this year's Eurovision Song Contest

John Burn-Murdoch

25, May, 2012 @2:16 PM

Article image
Eurovision Song Contest: vote rigging countries face three-year ban
Evidence found of an attempt by Azerbaijan to try to buy votes during last year's competition in Sweden. By John Plunkett

John Plunkett

06, Feb, 2014 @11:10 AM

Article image
Sweden wins Eurovision song contest in Liverpool with Loreen
The UK was hosting the event on behalf of last year’s winner Ukraine and saw Loreen triumph with Tattoo

Josh Halliday in Liverpool

14, May, 2023 @12:41 AM

Article image
Eurovision 2012: Sebastien Tellier gives his verdict
The French star (joint 18th, Eurovision 2008) makes his picks and announces the launch of his own quasi-political movement while he’s at it

Sébastien Tellier

25, May, 2012 @11:03 PM

Article image
Eurovision Song Contest 2011 final - in pictures

Azerbaijan's Ell/Nikki win Grand Final of the 56th Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf's Fortuna Arena

15, May, 2011 @11:58 AM

Article image
Eurovision 2012: the first semi-final - in pictures

The first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 from Baku, Azerbaijan brought us Jedward, dancing Russian grannies – and the usual assorted crimes against music …

23, May, 2012 @11:15 AM

Article image
Is this the end of the Eurovision song contest?

Four nations have withdrawn from the 2013 competition because they are too cash-strapped to enter – and fear the cost of hosting 2014 if they win

05, Dec, 2012 @2:41 PM

Article image
Sweden defeats Russia to grasp Eurovision song contest victory
Scandinavian nation picks up coveted trophy for sixth time after popular performance by Måns Zelmerlöw

Euan Ferguson

23, May, 2015 @11:57 PM