Sweden wins Eurovision song contest

Swedish-Moroccan singer Loreen won the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday morning with an impassioned rendition of her hit "Euphoria".

Loreen received a total of 372 points in the competition, with 18 countries awarding her the maximum allowable 12 points.

"Euphoria", written by Thomas G:son and Peter Boström, won Sweden's Eurovision qualification contest, Melodifestivalen, in March and has dominated the country's airwaves ever since.

Sweden first won the Eurovision contest in 1974 with Abba's classic "Waterloo".

Loreen's victory gives Sweden its fifth Eurovision title, and bests last year's third-place finish by Eric Saade.

The wins means that Sweden will host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013.

To know more about Loreen and her winning song click here