Måns Zelmerlöw, the winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, appeared on the UK television programme This Morning earlier today.
Speaking to Friday’s This Morning hosts, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Måns Zelmerlöw discussed all things Eurovision following his contest victory last Saturday, including talk about his previous Melodifestivalen participations as well as his career in Sweden over the years.
Intrigued about Måns’ Eurovision stage performance with the generated stick figure, presenter Eamonn went on to ask the Heroes singer about the meaning behind the staging.
Måns revealed that the figure itself is a representation of himself as a 10-11 year old during the time where he had problems and issues with a bully at school. Måns himself plays the person who helped him through his time at school, who noticed he was an outsider and helped to pick him up and make him a stronger person.
Måns then goes on to talk about his career in Sweden, which started back in 2005 following his participation in Swedish Idol. You can watch a clip from today’s interview below.
The United Kingdom’s selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest also came into question during today’s interview with Måns, with the British national broadcaster BBC opting for an internal selection every year since 2011. Talking about the Sweden’s selection process, Måns stated:
I think that is what Sweden’s doing right, that the people actually feel that they’re voting for their candidate. They’re voting for their kind of music and that’s what makes people interested. That’s what makes the record companies want to put their artists into the selection process because it has an impact on the charts as well.
Talking about future projects following his Eurovision victory, Måns announced that his upcoming album Perfectly damaged is to be released next week from the 5 June (8 June in the United Kingdom), with his tour kicking off this evening in Stockholm.
Viewers from the United Kingdom can watch Måns’ full This Morning interview on demand via the itv.com website.
Måns Zelmerlöw represented Sweden at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest after winning the Swedish national selection, Melodifestivalen 2015. With his entry Heroes, Måns performed in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest, qualifying to last Saturday’s Grand Final in the host venue, the Wiener Stadthalle. Receiving a total of 365 points, Måns won the competition with the third-highest score in Eurovision history.