It is November, which means we are all basically ready to celebrate Christmas and it is not long till Christmas Eve. Sadly, this year might be a bit different for some of us. Måns Zelmerlöw’s new single ‘Alone On Christmas Eve’ is an outstretched hand to anyone who is forced to celebrate Christmas alone this year. A hopeful greeting that everything will hopefully be as usual soon. I loved it from the first listen! – Måns Zelmerlöw! ‘Alone On Christmas Eve’ is written by Måns Zelmerlöw together with Tobias Stenkjaer, Theo Kylin, and Robert Jallinder. The song is produced by Fredrik Sonefors.
Måns is spreading the Christmas spirit
Over the year’s we learned, that Måns loves Christmas (I mean who does not) and he loves to make you feel the Christmas mood and love. ‘Alone On Christmas Eve’ is not the first time he released something for the festive season. This year’s release is something special for the difficult circumstances and includes extra love. Even though the reason behind the song is sad, it is definitely helping to bring the Christmas feeling to everyone, and (hopefully) soon everyone can sing this song together with their loved ones.
Måns and Christmas belong together and it all started in 2007 when Måns released his cover of ‘All I Want For Christmas‘ together with Agnes. Back in 2010, he released his first Christmas album called ‘Christmas with friends‘. This album is not available anymore, but most of the songs are included in his second Christmas album ‘Kära vinter‘, which he released in 2011.
Christams show “Tomten och Bocken – En slags Julshow”
On Friday next week, November 13, the show “Tomten och Bocken – En slags Julshow” premieres at the Hamburger Börs in Stockholm. The Christmas show will have large and the most extra performances put together to celebrate the Christmas feeling. The event is of course carried out in accordance with the Public Health Agency’s recommendations and tickets can be found at showtic.se. The show is running till December 19!
Listen to ‘Alone On Christmas Eve’ below:
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Måns Zelmerlöw at the Eurovision Song Contest
Before co-hosting the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest and becoming a household name in the UK co-hosting Eurovision: You Decide, Måns Zelmerlöw started out on the reality TV circuit. Winning the first Let’s Dance as well finishing 5th in Swedish Idol 2005. This laid the groundwork to enter Melodifestivalen and become a favourite of the Eurovision fandom.
Previous attempts to win Eurovision selection resulted in 3rd place in 2007 with ‘Cara Mia’ and 4th place in 2009 with ‘Hope and Glory’. In the following years Måns returned as a host in 2010 and a songwriter in 2013. Eventually the persistence paid off and it was the grand return in 2015 that rewarded Måns with Eurovision selection. During Melodifestivalen 2015 Måns stormed to a landslide victory with his electro banger ‘Heroes’. Which was followed up by Eurovision victory in Vienna. Thus it became Sweden’s 6th win in the contest. Just one behind the most successful nation, Ireland.
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