In an interview between Aftonbladet and the latest Swedish Eurovision winner, several topics were discussed. One was a possible return to the competition as a competitor. Will we see Måns back on the Melodifestivalen stage soon? Read more!
Måns Zelmerlöw in Melodifestivalen
In 2007 Måns conquered the hearts of the Swedes. Then he made his debut in the Swedish Melodifestivalen with ‘Cara Mia’. He got the hang of it and returned in 2009 with ‘Hope and Glory’. After 2009 he waited until 2015 to come back. This time, he performed the song ‘Heroes’, which transformed in to a huge success. He won Melodifestivalen that year, and if that wasn’t enough, he also won the big Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden.
Successor of Johnny Logan
In the interview, Måns stated that he would only return when he has found the right song for it. If he competes, he wants nothing else but win. His dream is to join Mister Eurovision Johnny Logan with two wins.
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
Sweden has participated in the contest 59 times since its debut in 1958. They have missed only three contests since their debut (1964, 1970 and 1976). Since 1959, the Swedish entry has been chosen through Melodifestivalen. In 1997, Sweden was one of the first five countries to adopt televoting, and have continued to innovate the technology behind the contest whenever they host.
Sweden is one of the most successful countries at contest, winning six contests so far. Notably, their wins span their participation history; their victories span five decades with ABBA (1974), Herreys (1984), Carola (1991), Charlotte Nilsson (1999), Loreen (2012) and Måns Zelmerlöw (2015). They currently have the the second-highest number of wins, behind Ireland’s seven.
In 2021, Tusse will represent Sweden in Rotterdam with ‘Voices’. On 13 March, he won Melodifestivalen with a landslide televoting result.