Lorraine: “Thanks for your support, from all of my heart!”
Baku, Azerbaijan -
Right after the Grand Final, the winner of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, the Swedish representative Loreen, held a press conference in the press centre next to the Baku Crystal Hall.
After the winning performance of Loreen’s Euphoria, the Swedish delegation headed back to the press conference stage at the Baku Crystal Hall to answer the questions of the journalists at the winners press conference.
First of all, Loreen spoke to the press audience: “I have so many things to say to all of you who believed in me. Thanks for your support, from all of my heart!”
A representative of the Swedish public broadcaster, SVT, asked Loreen: “How did you manage to focus and take us to victory?” She replied: “I slept a lot, I ate a lot, and I tried not to think too much about this performance. I am a shy person, to be honest. To the Swedish audience, I would like to say thank you for giving this type of performance a chance.”
“The trouble I had yesterday was that I swallowed the snow during the performance, so I had to cough. Shit happens”, Loreen explained about her problems at yesterday’s Jury Final.
“Lisa Gerrard has a very special sound, and she inspired me a lot”, she answered to the question of an Australian journalist. “When I think about Sweden, I think about nature, clear air, water – organic”, Loreen elaborated on her associations with her home country.
“I hope that Euphoria stays in the hearts of the people as long as possible”, she replied to the question of an Azerbaijani journalist. About her feelings in the green room, she stated: “I felt like in a vacuum, like time stopped.”
After that, Loreen’s mother was invited to the press conference stage, and she hugged her daughter and started to cry of joy.
Data provided: eurovision.tv