Among Måns Zelmerlöw’s travels in Europe, we have managed to catch him for a talk during his visit to Israel. He came to the mediterranean country for launching the new 2016 catalog of IKEA Israel, which included a fan meeting and a private performance in the Swedish Ambassador’s house.
Looking at your Facebook and Instagram accounts right now, it seems that your best friend is your suitcase! You’re traveling all over Europe, have you imagined it to be like this?
Actually I have three suitcases which are packed, so I can just go home, take a new one and go travel again. Yeah, it’s been very hectic but i’m really enjoying it, I always dreamt about this, so I really want to make the most of it.
What is your best experience of this ‘Heroes’ part of your life, except for winning Eurovision?
One of the biggest things happened when I was in Spain a couple of weeks ago. I was there for two days and there were about 50-100 people standing outside of the hotel, for two days, just waiting, which was completely crazy. It’s something that I never thought I would experience.
We can see through the social media that your dog, Messi is around you a lot. Can you tell us more about him?
He’s a black labrador, two and a half years old. I try to bring him along as much as I can, but I do feel some guilt for him as I haven’t been able to spend much time with him. Fortunately I have many good friends who love taking care of him, as well as my parents and my ex. He’s quite easy to take care of, so it’s quite ok.
You’re among the hottest names to host Eurovision 2016. Any comments?
I’d be honoured if I’d got the invitation, it’s the biggest TV hosting job you can get and I would probably feel that it will be perfect for me. But you never know, and we’ll see – I’ll have a part in the Eurovision anyhow. I guess I would be able to sing Heroes there, at least.
Watch Måns performing Heroes at the Swedish Ambassador’s house in Israel, with a gesture to the local country:
Special thanks to Alon Amir for his contribution to the interview.