Cheering for Mary N’diaye in the 1st round of the Swedish Song Contest

Cheering for Mary N’diaye in the 1st round of the Swedish Song Contest

I’ll admit that when I first moved to Europe I thought the EuroVision Song Contest was a bit strange. I didn’t understand the voting or why Israel was a competing country. While I still don’t understand the voting nor took the time to learn why Israel competes here (who cares, really) I look forward to …

Loreen – Powerful Woman

Loreen – Powerful Woman

Loreen Loreen’s performance in the Swedish selection to the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was in several aspects dreamlike. Her vocals and stage performance had a celestial quality that made commentators use words like ”otherworldly” after her experiencing contribution ”Euphoria”. It came as no big surprise when she won the competition and made so with some …

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2012 – A List of Our Own©

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2012 – A List of Our Own©

2010 List | 2011 List | 2013 List | 2014 List Bola Agbaje Bola Agbaje (born c. 1981) is an award-winning British playwright of Nigerian origin, who is under commission with Paines Plough and Tiata Fahodzi. Agbaje was born in London. She briefly lived in Nigeria from the age of six to eight but now lives …

Loreen wins Eurovision 2012 bringing the 2013 contest to Sweden

Loreen wins Eurovision 2012 bringing the 2013 contest to Sweden

Loreen from Sweden stormed to victory with 372 points. Russia and Serbia earned 259 and 214 points respectively. Loreen also won the second Semi-Final with a total of 181 points compared to Serbia and Lithuania who came second and third respectively. Loreen and Sweden also won two of the three The 2012 Marcel Bezençon Awards. …

Loreen won Melodifestivalen 2012 with the song “Euphoria” – will represent Sweden at Eurovision

Loreen won Melodifestivalen 2012 with the song “Euphoria” – will represent Sweden at Eurovision

Lorine Zineb Noka Talhaoui, better known by his stage name Loreen (previously Lorén), born October 16, 1983 in Stockholm, is a Swedish Idol Participant, singer and producer of Moroccan-berbiskt descent. In 2004 she participated in Idol 2004, where she finished fourth. In 2011 she participated in Melodifestivalen 2011 with the song “My Heart is Refusing Me” but went no further than second chance. Loreen won Melodifestivalen 2012 with the song “Euphoria”. She moved on from the first race in Växjö and went straight to the Final on 10 March 2012. There, she finished in first place and therefore will represent …