Ahead of his Melodifestivalen participation, Tim talks with John Lundvik, one of the seven acts competing in the second heat of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen. He is participating in the song “Änglavakt”. During the interview, he talked about what he has been up to since his Eurovision participation, and why he chose to participate in Melodifestivalen this year with a Swedish entry.
The second round of Melodifestivalen will be held on February 12, with a round every Saturday after that. The final will be on March 12. LIAMOO is sixth in the running order. You can find the rest of the running order here and how the voting works this year here. The second round will be held in the Avicii Arena in Stockholm.
About John Lundvik
John Lundvik made his debut in Melodifestivalen in 2018 with his song “My Turn”, finishing third. He competed again in 2019 with the song “Too Late for Love”, winning the contest. At the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, he finished 5th with 334 points. The song charted across Europe. Lundvik is also a prolific songwriter, and has written Mello entries (Anton Ewald’s “Natural”, 2014) and other Eurovision songs (UK 2019).
Sweden’s Eurovision Journey
In 1958, Sweden made their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest, with Alice Babs representing them with the song “Lilla stjärna” which placed fourth. Since their debut, the Scandinavian nation has managed to win six times (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, and 2015).
In 2021, Sweden was represented by Tusse, who won the 60th edition of Melodifestivalen and competed with the song “Voices”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final and placed 14th with 109 points from the jury and televoters.
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