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MEET Loreen : Sweden’s Music Jewel

MEET Loreen.  This young lady is a fabulous singer.  Her real name: Lorine Zineb Nora Talhaoui – an exotic and stunning beauty with a voice to match, which mesmerizes and captivates.  Her sound is innovative and refreshing.  I discovered this amazingly gifted artist in 2014, but she was introduced to the music scene in 2004 on the first season of Sweden’s Idol talent show.

For her audition, to impress the Idol judges, she sang an acapella version of the popular song by Alicia Keys “If I Ain’t Got You”. Nailed it!  The judges were very pleased. In my humble opinion, when I watched the uploaded video on YouTube, she sang as if she was already a star!

During live performances, she thrilled the audience with her rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, and charmed them when she sang “Where Do I Begin?”   It was her memorable performance of an original song entitled “Euphoria” that made her winner of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.  She was then invited to sing this same song at the 35th birthday celebration for Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.

♦  2012 debut album : “Heal”

Her two songs that make me happy to be included in her growing fan base are “Heal”and “Everytime”. In comparison to female artists like Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, or the late Whitney Houston, who are known for their powerful vocals –this young lady meets and exceeds the standards they set.

It has been fun for me to track back to 2004 when she burst onto the music scene by way of the Sweden’s Idol contest and then follow her forward.

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MUSICAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS and OTHER LINKS:

Ten Things About Loreen – Eurovision NI

Loreen – Euphoria – Live – Grand Final – 2012 Eurovision Song Contest – Watch on YouTube

Loreento Headline the Eurasian Music Awards in Almaty on Sep 20, 2014 – Eurovision Ireland

Honouring the dead: Loreen delivers haunting cover of Sugar Man at the Kristallen Awards (the Swedish Oscars) – Wiwi Bloggs | EurovisionNews with Attitude

♦  Meet the Unapologetic Moroccan Pop Star Who is Bringing Back the Buzz Cut

♦  Loreen ~The Local Sweden

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  • Question of

    Are you familiar with Loreen?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you follow the Eurovision song contests?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Loreen was born and raised in Sweden. Her parents were Moroccan Berber immigrants. Which country gets to claim her as their own?

    • Morocco ~ because of her heritage
    • Sweden ~ because it’s her childhood and present home
    • BOTH! ~ She is who she is because of her heritage and home.
    • Irrelevant question. She’s here! That’s what matters.
  • Question of

    Do you like Loreen’s hair cut?

    • Yes
    • No

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