With just over a week until his appearance in the Melodifestivalen final, Måns Zelmerlöw already has something to celebrate. His #melfest song “Heroes” has topped the Swedish charts of both iTunes and streaming service WiMP. But that’s not the only surprise the charts have.

Screen shots reveal all – Måns is comfortably keeping Ellie Goulding and Jon Henrik Fjällgren from that number one spot.

Måns Zelmerlöw Wimp chartMåns Zelmerlöw iTunes chart

He shared the good news with his fans on Facebook.

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Melfest in the charts

And Måns isn’t the only Melfest 2015 star to make an impact on the Swedish iTunes chart. Most of the Andra Chansen contestants and Måns’ fellow finalists are now in the iTunes top 100. The only artists missing are finalists JTR and Andra Chansen contenders Behrang Miri feat. Victor Crone and Malena Ernman. Will these chart positions reflect the public vote?

3. Jon Henrik Fjällgren – “Jag Är Fri”

7. Magnus Carlsson – “Möt mig i Gamla stan”

9. Eric Saade – “Sting”

11. Isa – “Don’t Stop”

12. Samir & Victor – “Groupie”

14. Mariette – “Don’t Stop Believing”

15. Hasse Andersson – “Guld och gröna skogar”

23. Dinah Nah – “Make Me”

25. Linus Svenning – “Forever Stars Today”

31. Kristin Amparo – “I See You”

60. Andreas Weise – “Bring Out the Fire”

62. Dolly Style – “Hello Hi”

68. Jessica Andersson – “Can’t Hurt Me Now”

And the chart has another surprise. There at number 16, sitting very comfortably between Hasse Andersson and Taylor Swift, is Erika Selin. Her song “Break Me Up” may not have impressed the Eurosong voters of Ireland, but it’s doing rather well in her home country. The Irish charts, it must be noted, have a distinct lack of Eurosong acts in them.

Erika itunes

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Emre
Emre
6 years ago

People who says Mans is a homophobe are retarted. Take a look to this, A homophobe would do that? C’mon..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrZfqezn5GA

Mans it not a homophobe.

Dodo_ESC
Dodo_ESC
6 years ago

NO HOMOPHOBIA in the ESC!!! No to Mans!!!NO HOMOPHOBIA in the ESC!!! No to Mans!!!?

Benny Royston
6 years ago

So pleased to read the top 4 – matches an article I just got published on Metro.co.uk – fab to see MF making waves in the UK a week before the final. Go Sweden! http://metro.co.uk/2015/03/07/what-can-the-uk-learn-from-sweden-when-it-comes-to-picking-a-eurovision-winner-5087624/

Sarmi1995
Sarmi1995
6 years ago

and no mention about how samir and victor were number 3 last week on the official charts and this week at number 4 ?

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
6 years ago

Mans SHOULD win!

Take a look on itunes chart about the other countries. Estonia is doing well too.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

@Iberian: How much did Conchita pay to sniff some coke and go bananas for something so irrelevant and reductive as a “we are unstoppable”? This is the Eurovision Song Contest and not another night out at the gay bar down town. Get a grip!

Good luck Måns!

Dodo_ESC
Dodo_ESC
6 years ago

NO HOMOPHOBIA in the ESC!!! No to Mans!!!NO HOMOPHOBIA in the ESC!!! No to Mans!!!?

Emre
Emre
6 years ago

Mans will win MF and then Eurovision 2015.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Sweden should allow Erika Selin into this contest as a wildcard, haha…

I’m still supporting Linus to win.

WTF
WTF
6 years ago

@Iberian: You can do whatever the hell you want but you can’t tell me what to support and what to not support. Homophobe or not, couldn’t care less, I hope his song wins the MF.

Bb
Bb
6 years ago

Måns is most definitely winning.

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

Yay…homophones with the upper hand.

Iberian
Iberian
6 years ago

Oh yes, and to WTF: No, we will NEVER accept homophobes or any similar disgusting behavior, whatever people like you might say. We are unstoppable! YOU better accept that.

Iberian
Iberian
6 years ago

I don’t care what you do, geez and all the other homophobes. I just hope that everyone else has learnt the lesson and won’t support homophobes, be it in a song contest or wherever. Don’t be silly: If someone had a great song, but admitted to be a racist, no one would support him.

cheesecake
cheesecake
6 years ago

I’m rooting for him in the final next Saturday.
#1 Mans
#2 Mariette
Please choose one of them, Sweden.

geez
geez
6 years ago

I don’t give a f*ck if he’s homophobic. This is a song competition. He might even be a bad person, but still have a great song, and I would vote for him!

Nitzan
Nitzan
6 years ago

It will be shocking for me if Mans doesn’t win. Love his singing, song and staging. He is the absolute favorite of the bookies (who are typically right when it comes to Sweden) with around 1:2. I think he should be favored by the public and jury alike. I also think he has a great chance for another top3 position in Vienna.

My top 3 so far in the MF final:
1. Mans
2. Eric
3. Magnus

WTF
WTF
6 years ago

He’s homophobic, so what? Just accept the fact that not everybody is gonna step aside for your disgusting behavior. Seeing Mario’s comments is enough to turn anyone into a homophobe.

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

Måns or Mariette are Sweden’s best choices.

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

He’s so smug and conceit, he’d it is own sh*t.

Lord.D
Lord.D
6 years ago

I seriously don’t understand how Sweden hasn’t won Eurovision every year since 2011. Year after year they send quality songs that are well deserving of the title!
I honestly hope they choose Mans to represent Sweden because the competition this year is look pretty weak with the exception of a few I.e. Germany and Slovenia.
If it’s not Mans then they should send Mariette she slayed in her performance and the song is much more superior than any other ballads that have been sent in so far.

Iberian
Iberian
6 years ago

I don’t care about his performance, he’s homophobic, so he doesn’t deserve our attention.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
6 years ago

Seems safe to say Eric isn’t going to Vienna. He might get strong votes on the televotes but doubt the jury would fawn for him. Mans could attract both televotes and jury, but could lose jury votes to Mariette and Jon.

Amerivision
Amerivision
6 years ago

Probably one of three songs from Melfest that it’s on constant repeat!

Whatever people feel about him as a person, his performance really stood out!

MTD
MTD
6 years ago

@Otna – “Heroes” lyrics are not the typical la-la-la lyrics because they, surprisingly, have a deeper meaning.

“We are the heroes of our time
But we’re dancing with the demons in our minds”

http://wiwibloggs.com/2015/02/27/heroes-lyrics-mans-zelmerlow/82242/

ct
ct
6 years ago

Mans’ naked appearance a la Miley Cyrus in a swedish gay festival:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfMMONUFWZM

Mans’ alleged homophobic comments:

http://wiwibloggs.com/2014/03/23/sweden-mans-zelmerlow-homophobe/44030/

Otna
Otna
6 years ago

LOL my three least favourite songs in the running are the three highest ones on the iTunes charts……

The performance of Heroes was absolutely spectacular but I found the lyrics incredibly repetitive and unimaginative, bordering on nonsensical. I really hope Sweden doesn’t send it!

bavarson
bavarson
6 years ago

Mans Zelmerlow will not win Melodifestivalen. He is first on chart, because he performed in last semi-final. This song is worse than his previous hits “Brother Oh Brother”, “Cara Mia” and “Hope & Glory”. He will be 3rd in final.

Mario -The Vision of Gay Love -Gay Pride Love Parade *Melodifestivalen*
Mario -The Vision of Gay Love -Gay Pride Love Parade *Melodifestivalen*
6 years ago

Congratulations to this hot swedish babe.. 🙂
Really looks like that the Melodifestivalen songs are having all over a fierce gay pride parade in the music charts of Sweden and that’s cool !:)
*Heroes* is one of the hot favorites 4 the victory in Melodifestivalen Finalen in 8 days,that’s 4 sure.. 🙂

fikri
fikri
6 years ago

whatever… homophobe.