Speaking on this week’s episode of the Melfest Monday podcast from The Euro Trip, singer Anton Ewald has explained the lack of audience has made him feel less nervous when performing in this year’s competition.
In an interview with Melfest Monday presenter James Rowe, Anton explained how the lack of audience has made things different for him this year.
“It [not having an audience] was kinda nice… I love performing in front of a live audience, but you could really focus on getting your camera angles right.”
“It was good in the way that I wasn’t as nervous before going on stage.”
Anton qualified for the final of this year’s Melodifestivalen from the second semi-final, and will perform in third position on Saturday.
As part of the interview Anton also discussed performing alongside fellow qualifiers Danny Saucedo and Eric Saade.
“I ran into Danny on the subway, believe it or not.”
“If feels great that they’re in the final too, they’re my friends. I expected them to go to the final not only are they great artists, they also have a sh*t tonne of fans.”
The winner of Melodifestivalen 2021 will represent Sweden at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, and you can watch the Melfest Final on Eurovoix.tv from 8pm CET on Saturday.
About The Euro Trip
The Euro Trip is a podcast available on Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify with Rob Lilley and James Rowe bringing you a weekly show featuring big guests and fun games from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Brought to you by Eurovoix, every Wednesday Rob and James will be bringing you interviews with some of the biggest names from the contest, finding out what makes them tick and giving us their memories of performing on the Eurovision stage.
Games will also keep the listeners entertained with the European Quiz and the One Second Song featuring in the weekly show. In addition, they’ll also bring you the very latest news.
Hosts Rob and James have been fans of the contest for well over a decade, with Rob having been the presenter of Eurovoix’s Eurojury for the past five years and James having produced the last two editions.