Eurovision Winner 'Liked Engelbert Humperdinck'
Loreen praises UK's flop entry as her song rides high in midweek chart...
The Swedish singer, who looks likely to score a top three single in the UK charts this weekend, told BBC Breakfast: "I liked the song, and I like his voice. He has a beautiful voice."
The Hump finished second from bottom, with Sweden's neighbour and rival Norway finishing dead last - even though its entry was written by the same songwriter as Sweden's.
Loreen commented: "I don't think it only has to do with the song. It has to do with the artist and how you present it. Those are different parts which are as important to the song."
The 28-year old singer also had a theory about the reason for her own resounding victory.
She said: "I think people liked my performance because it's not usual for Eurovision. Normally you have to look a certain way, but my hair was messy. Sometimes it's good just to narrow it down.
"It's all about focus, there's so many important parts in this performance. I'm standing on the podium, it's one metre high and with all the cameras. I have to put out everything and focus.
"I swallowed some snow. But it's like that when we create art."