Exclusive: The Jonas Gladnikoff Interview

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The young Swedish songwriter, 22-year-old Jonas Gladnikoff, is in the same situation as his country fellow Thomas G:son; they both have the chance to be in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest for more than one country! Last night, Jonas took the time to sit down with esctoday.com to discuss participation, the songs and the Eurovision Song Contest.

In collaboration with other songwriters Jonas have written Open your eyes which will be performed by the Maltese sisters Charlene and Natasha in the Bulgarian selection. He could have participated with two songs, but they decided to withdraw one of the songs after it was selected. You can find out the real reason in the interview.

As he has also been selected to take part in the first Lithuanian qualifying heat with the song I will survive he is in for a chance of getting the “double”. Something only achieved twice before in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Esctoday.com has talked to Jonas about the two songs and what it is that makes the Swedish songwriters so popular in relation to the Eurovision Song Contest. As a bonus for our readers we’ll provide you with a link to the Lithuanian song. Itwill be performed by Edgaras Kapocius.

Jonas talks about the two songs and their themes. The Lithuanian song I will survive is about being able to get on with the life after a break up while the Bulgarian song Open your eyes is about taking better care of the beauty in the world.

Jonas also discusses the possible reasons that Swedish singers and song writers are so well represented in national finals all over Europe. Click below to read Jonas' explanation.

Jonas had his national final debut last year with a song in the Albanian selection. This year he doubled his chances and soon we’ll know if he might be representing Bulgaria or Lithuania for the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest.

The full version is now available to listen to here.

Click here to read the interview in full.

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