Past Eurovision winners: where are they now?

Past Eurovision winners: where are they now?
As Sweden's Loreen basks in Eurovision glory, The Local looks back at the the fates of some of the contest's former winners and reveals that her place in European pop spotlight may not stand the test of time.

For 56 years now, the Eurovision Song Contest has provided the stage for European artists to propel themselves from the doldrums of musical obscurity to worldwide fame.

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This year’s winner, Loreen, wowed European audiences with the intolerably catchy ‘Euphoria’. But whether she can use her success on the night to rise to loftier heights in the music industry is another matter.

Previous winners of the contest have had mixed fortunes when it comes to achieving prolonged success. Many have gone onto achieve record hits at home and abroad, but for some, Eurovision triumph has been little more than a one-hit wonder.

So to get an idea of what’s ahead for Loreen, join The Local as we take a look at some of the fortunes, or indeed misfortunes, of previous Eurovision winners.

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