He made it with his second trial! Benjamin Ingrosso wrote history last Saturday, as he was crowned the winner of Melodifestivalen 2018, and thus he will be representing his country’s colours at the Eurovision Song Contest.
He will dance us off; The video!
The 21-year old Benjamin Ingrosso was voted by both the 11 international juries and Sweden’s audience to fly to Lisbon this May and claim yet another successful result for the Scandinavian nation, with a total of 181 points.
Right after his victorious performance at the show’s Grand Final, yesterday saw the release of the video clip that he had prepared for his song Dance you off, on the official Eurovision channel. Prior to this, the video was officially released on Benjamin’s YouTube channel on 24 February.
Benjamin has remarkably been involved in many ways in the production of his Eurovision appearance; apart from being the lead singer, he has directed the above video clip along with Robin Kadir, as well as he penned Dance you off with MAG, Louis Schoorl and K Nita.
About Benjamin Ingrosso
Benjamin Ingrosso started his career when he won Lilla Melodifestivalen 2006 (the past junior version of Melodifestivalen) and subsequently went on to perform at the MGP Nordic 2006 competition, held in Stockholm.
One year later, he released a revamped version of the Swedish song Jag är en astronaut, originally performed by his uncle Linus Wahlgren, which became a smash hit. Over his 10-year career, he has unveiled several singles, most of them having ranked in high positions in the Swedish charts.
In 2014, Benjamin and his partner Sigrid Bernson took first prize on the ninth Let’s Dance show, the Swedish version of Strictly come dancing.
Benjamin was thrown into Melodifestivalen battle for the first time last year, when he placed 5th in the Grand Final of the 2017 version with the track Good lovin’. However, 2018 was meant to be his victorious year! What do you think?
Sweden will compete in the 2nd half of the second semi-final evening on 10 May.