Loreen Exclusive: Eurovision winner talks Tattoo and hopes of a hat-trick

As 2023's winning song Tattoo tracks to earn Loreen a career-best this week, the Eurovision star's already looking ahead

Almost a week on from the Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Liverpool, Sweden's winner Loreen is on top of the world. After becoming the first-ever female to take home the Eurovision trophy twice, the Stockholm-born singer-songwriter looks set to claim a new UK career-best with Tattoo this week.

Having beaten off tough competition from the likes of Finland's Käärijä (with Cha Cha Cha) and Israel's Noa Kirel (with Unicorn), Loreen tracks to out-peak her first win, 2012's Euphoria, on tomorrow's Official Singles Chart.

Today, ahead of the big reveal, we catch up with the star back home in Sweden to talk 'creating history,' fan support and - of course - the hope of a hat-trick.

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Loreen, congratulations. How does it feel to be a Eurovision winner once again?

The feeling is indescribable. I can’t say anything else besides it feels absolutely amazing. To know that so many people resonated with Tattoo and the performance was all I ever wanted. The love and support has got me floating on air.

We have to say, we were relieved you survived that screen after your drama at Melodifestivalen...

Haha, me too!

You're now officially the first woman ever to have won Eurovision twice. Now you've had a few days for it to sink in, how do you feel?

I never expected this response, we created history together and for that I’m forever grateful.

Very excitingly, Tattoo looks set to out-peak your first winning song, Euphoria, on the Official Singles Chart this week. You've started a revolution!

The UK has honestly always felt like home to me, so to see Tattoo being so well received here just makes my heart warm.

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How does it feel to see people embracing Tattoo? It seems like they’re connecting with it even more than Euphoria, if that’s possible?

I'm in love with Tattoo. I just feel it has a beautiful purpose. With this song there is a certain energy movement created that I was hoping people would connect with. To see it resonate with so many people makes me very happy.

Eurovision is now heading to Sweden next year, and you’ve said you’re already behind it taking place in Stockholm. We need all the big guns next year, Loreen – Max Martin, Tove Lo…if anyone can get ABBA to reunite again, it’s surely you!

Haha, it needs to happen in Stockholm. I’m doing my best, trust me.

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And finally, Loreen, after two wins 11 years apart, we're assuming it's full steam ahead for Eurovision 2034?

We’ll just have to see! To be continued…

Find out where all this year's biggest Eurovision songs land on this Friday's Official Singles Chart, broadcast live on BBC Radio 1's The Official Chart from 4PM BST and right here at OfficialCharts.com.

Loreen's Tattoo is out now.

Article images: Corinne Cumming/Sarah Louise Bennett/EBU

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