Before the big final of Melodifestivalen 2019, we had the chance to speak with one of the favorites for the competition. John Lundvik is returning to the competition with his soul/pop track “Too Late For Love”! We talked about his chances, what is coming next and his song for the United Kingdom!
Please note: We sadly had some sound issues during the interview, so here is everything we talked about.
“I grew a lot as an artist since last year!”
Just one year ago we had the first chance to speak with John Lundvik when he was competing in Melodifestivalen 2018 with “My Turn”. A lot has happened in his life since then. Many performances and he said he had time and chances to grew as an artist. Compared to last year he says, that it feels good to have an up-tempo song this year. When he went direct to the final last year he was shocked. This year he is among the favorites in Melodifestivalen. Thinking about this he feels honored that people believe in him so much. Moreover, he is realistic and says that even the odds are low, this doesn’t mean, that the Swedish audience will vote for him. He hopes it, because it also feels very good on stage.
When talking about his backing singers “The Mamas” he descirbes them as family. He feels like, that you can feel their positive energy and the fun they have together all the way back at home. The music and the chemstry are the most important things for him on stage.
However the Swedes will vote tonight, John will have at least one song in Eurovision. He co-wrote the British song “Bigger Than Us”. He actually entered both songs for Melodifestivalen, but since he was singing a ballad last year they decided to go for a different style this year and give the ballad to the UK selection.
We wanna thank John Lundvik for his time to speak with us and wish him best of luck for the live show!