Will Loreen win Eurovision again?

LOREEN Tattoo | First woman to win Eurovision twice

The formula is the same that made her win Eurovision in 2012 with Euphoria, a simple but hypnotic song, an electronic tune that makes you dance at the first note and above all, a staging that inspires with the spirituality that Loreen impregnates in everything she does. We analyze how Loreen won Eurovision 2023 becoming the first woman with 2 victories.

Is Tatoo a plagiarism of Pont Aeri’s ‘Flying Free‘?

Loreen has a very close relationship with Spain, in fact her mother lives in Barcelona, and she spends long periods of time there. It happens to be the birthplace of one of the biggest hits of Spanish electronic music, Flying Free‘ by Pont Aeri.

Coincidence or not, the first chords of the song with which Loreen represented Sweden at Eurovision 2023, ‘Tattoo’, seem to be the same as those of ‘Flying Free’. Judge for yourselves:

(Credits to Pau Graner)

As a bonus, Loreen did not compose the song, it was the same authors of Euphoria, Thomas G: Son and Peter Boström.

Tattoo Loreen meaning
what does Tattoo by Loreen mean?

Loreen ‘Tattoo’

I’ve got so much love, I think I have to give something back

Loreen

How did Loreen win Eurovision 2023 with Tattoo?

Loreen re-entered Sweden’s Eurovision preselection, Melodifestivalen, in 2017 with a song called ‘Statements‘, but she didn’t make it. She decided then that she would not try again. In fact, when the songwriters sent her ‘Tattoo‘ and asked her to perform it, she thought she wouldn’t do it. She spent 4 weeks thinking about it, until she discovered that she could bring something new to the table and that she had something to say with the song. She agreed to perform and won the pre-selection in her country.

Now that she has become the winner of Eurovision 2023, how did Loreen win ESC?

To answer this question, we have to look at it from all angles:

  1. Who was favourite in the betting? Loreen’s Tattoo was first in all rankings. It exceeded 80% in chances of winning.
  2. Is Loreen an experienced singer? She is, not only because she is almost 20 years old in music, but also because just 11 years ago she won Eurovision, so she has plenty of experience. In fact she commented that this time she was going to enjoy it more because in her own words, she is now much cooler and more mature.
  3. Is Tattoo a good song? Yes, it is a Dance-Pop song with a very catchy chorus in which Loreen displays all her vocal power. In fact, it is very similar to ‘Euphoria’.
  4. Is Loreen’s staging spectacular? Yes and no. It’s not a light show and fireworks, but just like ‘Euphoria’, Loreen is alone on stage creating an immersive scene, which keeps you gripped every second. It’s inspired by a desert as a tribute to her Berber roots, it even has real sand on the lower screen. Of course, it is very complicated to execute, as it involves transporting two giant screens weighing almost 2 tons between which Loreen will dance and sing.
Tattoo eurovisión 2023

‘Tattoo’ performance on Eurovision 2023

If you ask me my opinion, I would say she deserved it. Her vocal performance in both semifinal and final was not the best, but the story she created around the song, and the tune itself was the best of the festival 🤩

By the way, she has become the first woman in the history of Eurovision to win the contest twice, thus equaling Johnny Logan, who won it for Ireland in 1980 and 1987.

Furthermore, with her victory Sweden has now tied Ireland as the country with the most Eurovision victories, a total of seven.

Loreen commented after winning Eurovision 2023:

Everything feels surreal. I am seriously overwhelmed. This is so beautiful. One feeling I have in my body that’s taken over is just gratitude.

Loreen ‘Tattoo’ meaning

Tattoo is a great dance track that talks about love using the metaphor of tattoos, as something that you engrave in your body forever.

Tattoo contains fragments of ‘The Winner Takes It All’ by ABBA, as a nod to the greatest Swedish group, ABBA, along with our beloved Roxette.

On the other hand, the staging, which shows Loreen trapped between two large horizontal screens, symbolizes a long journey through the desert 🏜️. As the song goes on, the space widens, conveying a message of hope on the fact that we will find our way.

Video | Loreen Tattoo

LOREEN 'Tattoo' LYRICS

I don’t wanna go
But baby, we both know
This is not our time
It’s time to say goodbye

Until we meet again
‘Cause this is not the end
It will come a day
When we will find our way

Violins playing and the angels crying
When the stars align then I’ll be there

No, I don’t care about them all
‘Cause all I want is to be loved
And all I care about is you
You’re stuck on me like a tattoo

No, I don’t care about the pain
I’ll walk through fire and through rain
Just to get closer to you
You’re stuck on me like a tattoo

I’m letting my hair down
I’m taking it cool
You got my heart in your hand
Don’t lose it, my friend
It’s all that I got

Violins playing and the angels crying
When the stars align then I’ll be there

No, I don’t care about them all
‘Cause all I want is to be loved
And all I care about is you
You’re stuck on me like a tattoo

No, I don’t care about the pain
I’ll walk through fire and through rain
Just to get closer to you
You’re stuck on me like a tattoo

No, I don’t care about them all
‘Cause all I want is to be loved
And all I care about is you
You’re stuck on me like a tattoo

I don’t care about the pain
I’ll walk through fire and through rain
Just to get closer to you
You’re stuck on me like a tattoo

All I care about is love
No
All I care about is love
You’re stuck on me like a tattoo

LOREEN 'Tattoo' LYRICS IN SPANISH

No me quiero ir
Pero cariño, ambos sabemos
Este no es nuestro momento
Es hora de decir adios

Hasta que nos encontremos de nuevo
Porque este no es el final
Llegará un día
Cuando encontremos nuestro camino

Violines tocando y los ángeles llorando
Cuando las estrellas se alineen entonces estaré allí

No, no me importan todas ellas
Porque todo lo que quiero es ser amada
Y todo lo que me importa eres tú
Tu estas pegado a mi como un tatuaje

No, no me importa el dolor
Caminaré a través del fuego y a través de la lluvia
Solo para acercarme a ti
Estás pegado a mí como un tatuaje

Me estoy soltando el pelo
Me lo tomo con calma
Tienes mi corazón en tu mano
No lo pierdas, mi amigo
Es todo lo que tengo

Violines tocando y los ángeles llorando
Cuando las estrellas se alinean entonces voy a estar allí

No, no me importan todas ellas
Porque todo lo que quiero es ser amada
Y todo lo que me importa eres tu
Tu estas pegado a mi como un tatuaje

No, no me importa el dolor
Caminaré a través del fuego y a través de la lluvia
Solo para acercarme a ti
Estás pegado a mí como un tatuaje

No, no me importan todos ellos
Porque todo lo que quiero es ser amada
Y todo lo que me importa eres tú
Estás pegado a mí como un tatuaje

No me importa el dolor
Caminaré a través del fuego y a través de la lluvia
Solo para acercarme a ti
Estás pegado a mí como un tatuaje

Todo lo que me importa es el amor
No
Todo lo que me importa es el amor
Estás pegado a mí como un tatuaje

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