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Eurovision fans think Sweden's song is a tribute to Wolverine

Jess Hardiman

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Eurovision fans reckon Sweden’s song for 2023 is a tribute to a certain X-Men character, having noticed part of Loreen’s get-up looked strangely familiar.

Sweden’s performer for this year is Loreen, who actually won the contest when she represented her country for the first time round in 2012.

Now she’s back with ‘Tattoo’, which has already topped the Swedish national record chart – Sverigetopplistan – since being released in February.

However, as she took to the stage in Liverpool this evening, some viewers found they were a little distracted – noting her performance reminded them of a certain Marvel favourite.


One joked: “New Wolverine film looks different.”

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Someone else tweeted: “Who knew Wolverine had such a voice! Not sure why she was getting attacked by invisible ninjas though?”

Another wrote: “Wolverine’s knocking out of the park at #Eurovision.”


One said she was like a ‘yassified Wolverine’, while another likened her to ‘half Kate Bush, half Wolverine’.

Another fan added: “Loreen is channelling Wolverine tonight.”

According to the Eurovision website, Loreen has a fair few tattoos herself – her favourite being a quotation in Arabic, which translates as ‘You suffer, you learn, you change.’

She says she lives by this phrase, which is tattooed on her side.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

Last year’s contest was won by Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, who were crowned victors having amassed 631 points from both public and jury votes.

However, due to the ongoing war against Russia in the country, organisers decided it was too risky to host it there for 2023 – as is customary for winning nations – meaning duties fell to the UK, which ended as runner-up.

Members of Kalush Orchestra were actually fighting on the frontline in the Ukraine war before being given special permission to compete in Eurovision.


The UK’s Sam Ryder produced the country’s strongest finish in decades with ‘Space Man’, having won the jury vote for a total of 466 points.

He fared better than any other entry since 1997, which was the last time the UK won Eurovision with Katrina and the Waves’ ‘Love Shine a Light’.

Since then, the UK has finished rock bottom several times - including 2021's entry, where James Newman managed to score zero points.

Topics: Eurovision, Music, TV and Film, Wolverine, Marvel

Jess Hardiman
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