Måns Zelmerlöw has revealed that he wants to return to the Eurovision Song Contest following winning and hosting the contest.
Speaking to Metro, Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw is open to returning to the contest that brought him European fame. The singer will be returning to the Eurovision stage for a third time this year as part of the interval act for the Grand Final.
On returning to the Eurovision stage for his interval act performance, he told Metro:
They asked me a couple of months ago, and I thought it was a brilliant idea, and the song that I’m doing, Fuego, I thought that was the best song last year and I could definitely do a great version of it. It was a no brainer.
They actually assigned me Fuego, and I knew I could do my own version quite well. It’s quite evident it could do well as a mid tempo contemporary song. There won’t be that much dancing, or hair extensions either.
The singer was then asked whether he wished to return to the Eurovision Song Contest, he added:
Oh yes, of course I would. Johnny Logan won it twice [for Ireland], that’s the objective. When I hosted it, I missed performing. So one day, definitely – just not right now.
Winners Conchita (2014) and Måns Zelmerlöw (2015), will be joined by Eleni Foureria and Verka Serduchka will be performing each others songs:
- Conchita will sing Måns Zelmerlöw’s “Heroes”
- Måns Zelmerlöw will sing Eleni Foureira’s “Fuego” (Cyprus 2018)
- Eleni Foureira will sing Verka Serduchka’s “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” (Ukraine 2007)
- Verka Serduchka will sing Netta’s “Toy”
At the end of the performance they will join Gali Atari to perform “Hallelujah”, the winner Eurovision entry for Israel in 1979.
Sweden debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has gone on to be one of the contest’s most successful countries. The country has won the contest six times, the most recent being in 2015. Sweden’s first victory came in 1974 when ABBA won the contest in Brighton with “Waterloo”. Since missing out on the final in 2010, Sweden has gone on to finish 3rd twice and has won the contest twice, only in 2013 did the country place outside of the top 10 in the final.