Q&A: Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw rates UK chances
FORMER Eurovision Song Contest winner Måns Zelmerlöw, 30, checks in about UK entry Lucie Jones, Brexit and fan sex fiction. The Swedish singer’s new album Chameleon is out now through Warner Music.
You took home the title two years ago with Heroes. What’s your verdict on our hopeful, Lucie?
I have heard Never Give Up On You and I think it’s a beautiful song. I would have hoped the production could be a lot bigger, though. But Lucie is a good singer.
Has the UK got a shot at winning this year’s contest?
If she sings the way she always does, you’ll do a lot better than last year.
Do you think Brexit will play any part in the way the other countries vote?
Britain hasn’t gotten more points out of being in the European Union, so I don’t think leaving is going to affect your Eurovision result that much!
Any downsides since your victory?
Eurovision is considered quite cheesy, especially in Britain, and I’m guessing there are a couple of radio channels that have been reluctant to play my music. But I do think that is changing.
What is the most bizarre thing you’ve ever received from a fan?
A sex novel about myself and that fan. She had put in all the song titles from my first album, so my crotch was my Cara Mia [laughs]. I read it as a bedtime story for the band.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth