Sweden has won the Eurovision Song Contest.
Bookies favourite 28-year-old Loreen topped the leader board with 372 points for her club hit ‘Euphoria’, which has already reached number one in the charts back home. “I couldn’t believe it. It was like everything just stopped. And still, I can’t really believe it. It will take me a couple of hours before I do,” said the former Swedish Idol winner.
There was a collective sigh of relief from many European countries when Sweden took the crown on Saturday night. The triumph means Stockholm will arrange next year’s song contest.