Eurovision winner Loreen confirms those extravagant nails weren’t just for show – they were essential for performance
Posted by  badge Boss on May 16

song contest gave an insight into a major talking point of the competition – her nails.

For her performance of Tattoo Loreen, who’s full name is Lorine Zineb Nora Talhaoui, decided to forgo backing dancers, and appeared on the stage alone on a platform. The Sweden entry wore a neutral two-piece, and made her hands the standout attraction on the Liverpool stage.

They were incredibly long, and the dark colour was decorated with jewels. These nails were so impractical we think even Khloe Kardashian would struggle.

These weren’t just your bog-standard acrylics that you can get on your local high street either, she instead included a special material.

‘They’re made – not completely – but they’re made out of stone,’ the 39-year-old told .

While waiting in a UK airport for a flight home to Sweden she appeared on Lorraine to tell us more about her nail art.

Loreen’s nails caused a stir (Picture: OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

The host spotted that her nails were missing, which encouraged Loreen to share more about the artistic choice.

‘The nails were mainly for the performance, it was to enhance my movements.’ She then demonstrated some of her winning dance moves.

The nails got a mixed reaction from Eurovision fans.

Lorraine had questions (Picture: ITV)

‘No matter how many times I see it, I can’t get over Loreen’s abs or nails,’ wrote one viewer. Another added that she’d ‘nailed it’ – see what they did there.

Some viewers didn’t quite understand the artistic choice and compared her to a Harry Potter character. ‘Loreen channelling her inner Dumbledore with those nails,’ they wrote.

Well, you can’t win ’em all.

Lorraine Kelly, 63, was also curious as to if this victory was any different to her first win in 2012 with Euphoria.

‘It was something else,’ Loreen explained.

‘It was so beautiful. It was a bit better.’

Explaining how it differed she said: ‘The first time everything was so new, but this time it was almost like coming back to a family. You know the people. You know what to do, what not to do. I was more present and in the moment. I enjoyed it very much.’

Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am on ITV.