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Lorine Zineb Noka Talhaoui (born 16 October 1983 in Stockholm), better known by her stage name Loreen, is a Swedish pop singer and music producer, of Moroccan-Berber descent. Loreen will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan with her entry "Euphoria".

She became famous after taking part in the Swedish Idol 2004 competing as Lorén Talhaoui, she was initially picked as a wildcard by the judges to join the singing competition.

In 2005 she released a single, "The Snake", with the group Rob'n'Raz. Later in 2005 she became a television presenter with the Swedish station TV400 for a year and then took a hiatus from the limelight.

Loreen returned to the public eye when she took part in Melodifestivalen 2011 with the song "My Heart is Refusing Me", which she co-wrote with Moh Denebi and Björn Djupström. After placing fourth in the second semifinal in Gothenburg, she competed in the Second Chance round, but failed to qualify to the final after a sing-off with Sara Varga. The song was released on 11 March 2011 and became a hit on the Swedish Singles Chart, reaching #9.

In the first semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2012 on February 4, Loreen advanced directly to the final round with her entry "Euphoria", written by Thomas G:son and Peter Boström. She won the national final on March 10 with a combined total of 268 points and will now represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. According to all online betting companies she is the favourite to win the contest. Loreen's debut album is set to be named Rapture, with a release date closer to the contest.

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