Ahead of the final of Melodifestivalen this weekend, Tim gets the chance to sit down with Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Arc North & Adam Woods for an interview. They are competing in Melodifestivalen with her song “Where You Are (Sávežan)”.
Check out our interview with Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Arc North & Adam Woods here!
During the interview, the trio talk about how it felt to perform for such a large audience and what advice Jon Henrik gave to Arc and Adam about performing. They also give a message to their newfound international audience.
About Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North and Adam Woods
Jon Henrik Fjällgren is no stranger to Eurovision fans alike, having participated in Melodifestivalen on three separate occasions before 2023. The 35-year-old’s best result at the Contest came in 2015, when he finished second behind eventual Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw. Outside of Eurovision, Jon Henrik came to prominence after performing on Talang Sverige, and has since participated in other shows including Let’s Dance – Sweden’s edition of Dancing with the Stars.
Arc North is the stage name of Oscar Jan Bengt Christiansson, a 25-year-old music producer and DJ. Originally from Stockholm, Arc North’s break into the industry came in 2016. His song “Meant to Be” amassed over 16 million streams on Spotify. Since then, he has released several tracks with collaborations from various artists including Axel Johansson and AXA.
Adam Woods is the performance name of Adam Christopher Allskog, a 21-year-old singer from Resarö on the outskirts of Stockholm. Woods is mostly known for his participation in Idol Sverige in 2018 and 2019. Since his appearance on the show, Adam has released a number of singles, especially in the wake of his Melodifestivalen participation.
The trio’s entry for Melodifestivalen this year – “Where You Are (Sávežan)” – is written by the artists themselves, alongside Calle Hellberg, Joy Deb, Oliver Belvelin, Richard Lästh, Tobias Lundgren and William Segerdahl. The trio will perform 1st in the running order during the final.
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 its debut, the Scandinavian nation has managed to win six times (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, and 2015).
In 2022, Sweden was represented by Cornelia Jakobs, who won the 61st edition of the competition and competed with the song “Hold Me Closer”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final and placed 4th with 438 points from the jury and televoters.
Are you excited for Melodifestivalen 2023? Are you excited to see Jon Henrik, Arc North & Adam Woods’ performance in this year’s Melodifestivalen? Do you think they could win? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
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