VICTORY

Sweden's Loreen Wins 'Eurovision'

Sweden's Loreen beat out a group of elderly Russian women and a Serbian crooner to win the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday. Voters and judges from across Europe voted Loreen the winner in the host country of Azerbaijan. Russia's "babushki" may not have won, but Vladimir Putin was so taken by their performance that he promised to visit them in their village, according to a statement. "It's just a question of taste. This year it happened to me," said Loreen. Twenty thousand people saw the final performances live, while 100 million watched on TV. Next year the continent-wide competition will be held in Sweden.