Pre-Contest Vote 2015: Sweden

Welcome back to the ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2015! If you haven’t heard about what this is and how it works, feel free to click this link to take you to the ‘Launch Page.’ As more of these articles are written, you’ll be able to freely move between one country and the other, to see our opinions and lave thoughts of your own!

Today we are looking at Sweden, who as we all know, know exactly how to do Eurovision. Having won a bunch of times, and finishing third last year, they’re going straight for the jugular this time around. Måns Zelmerlöw has tried to represent his country three times, and was finally successful a few months back, crushing the opposition without so much as a bead of sweat on his brow. A popular heartthrob-type singer, ‘Heroes’ is a slickly-produced number with an interesting stage presentation set to go down a treat in Vienna – it works well thanks to Måns’s charismatic nature, and it could easily slot right onto radio across Europe. Can it win though?

Our opinions:

Rory – Oh my god. Prepare for the hate. I absolutely loathe Sweden this year.. I cannot like it. The song only won because of the staging, and no matter how hard I try, I am always foaming at the mouth whenever I read that ‘ OH MY GOD, MÅNS IS SO GONNA WIN!!’.. I’d much rather shove knives in my ears than see him win Eurovision. He’s not worth the hype, Europe!  Score: 0 points out of 12.

Lewis – This is my favourite song this year, I followed Melfest from start to finish, and this song stood out really well. In fact, I think that many of the final 12 could’ve done really well at Eurovision, but Heroes is one of the only few that could give Sweden its 6th win. Score: 12 points out of 12.

Reece – Typical of Sweden once again, sending a well-constructed pop song to Eurovision – this could win, and the Swedes have every right to be confident, but take away the whole presentation aspect, its just an average number really – top five, yes. Winner? It might just miss out. Score: 8 points out of 12.

Lauren – ‘m going to be honest – this one has the potential to win. But, in truth, I don’t really see what sets it apart from other Swedish pop music today. Still, it’s pretty good, and it has a soft country-influenced sound. Last year’s entry that had such a feature – The Common Linnets – did pretty well, so who knows? Score: 8 points out of 12.

That’s our opinions then – a total of 28 points for Israel from us. But you may have other thoughts – vote below in the poll and let us know!

At the end of this series, we will know exactly what you think of the Swedish song this year… are many douze points on the way? Will they really do as well as they always seem to? Bring back ABBA anyone? Any other opinions – leave a comment!

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