The version of “Heroes” that saw Måns Zelmerlöw win Melodifestivalen was an energetic club banger, but it turns out he has another version of the song — and it’s very different. At a recent charity concert in Norrköping, Sweden, Måns performed a stripped-back acoustic version of “Heroes”, accompanied by a violinist, cello player and guitar player.

The concert was in benefit of Star For Life, a Swedish non-profit programme aimed at keeping HIV/Aids from spreading in southern Africa.  Måns is an ambassador for the charity, along with fellow Melodifestivalen star Molly Sanden, who also performed at the event.

Måns’ slowed-down, stripped-back version of “Heroes” revealed the emotional message of the lyrics and the strong songwriting behind it. And it was perfect evidence that he’s not reliant on the Melfest staging to deliver a striking performance.

Måns Zelmerlöw – “Heroes” live acoustic performance

Måns also shared a few pics of the big day on Instagram.

Road trip with @m0llys to Norrköping for a second gig with #starforlife .

A photo posted by Måns Zelmerlöw (@manszelmerlow) on

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dennis
dennis
6 years ago

This version is so boring D: the strange thing is that I usually like the acustic version of the songs, but this one is really horrible. The original version is 184781654199 times better

Dodo_ESC
Dodo_ESC
6 years ago

Stop homophobia in the ESC!

Frank21
Frank21
6 years ago

the begin from the song remember me very very suspicious to other american country song what i dont remember now the title but sound very very familiar to me, for me personally dont deserve to win this song , but can win whatever he want , he is hot and sexy , that go to be enought for win maybe

Thomas
Thomas
6 years ago

Now we have heard the acoustic version can we all stop pretending the lyrics have some deep and emotional meaning to them? You can not get more generic than “we are the heroes”!! Unfortunately, this song has a good chance of winning :/

brittanywatts
brittanywatts
6 years ago

Like william said on the top 3 favs video this is song is too perfect its a song that you know everyone will like and I don’t think it deserves to win I prefer difference people taking risks which pay off like finlands win and netherlands coming second last year they are songs that when chosen and written werent like yeah this song is good for eurovision coz we know people will like it as songs that sound like it our popular like with heroes. They thought its a good song and we will take the risk and see how… Read more »

manne
6 years ago

Bavarson, Reddawg. och Golo94, ni är bara avundsjuk på att han kommer att vinna.

Joaquin
Joaquin
6 years ago

Hmm, I was hoping for him to be more of a passive one but versatile will do 🙂

Caro
Caro
6 years ago

@reddawg
That’s the catch of the song; it suggests that we must “feel” the greatest anthem ever, sing it internally. In the stage performance, for example, notice how there is a red light illuminating the chests of Måns and the stick figures at one point – it’s the heart that sings. Well, this is just my interpretation.

Iberian
Iberian
6 years ago

He looks so hot wearing leather.

golo94
golo94
6 years ago

This is a proof: without all the LED thing, heroes is not the same song. Not a winner for me.

reddawg
reddawg
6 years ago

Has no one pointed out that hummingbirds don’t sing…?????

Caro
Caro
6 years ago

Wow! I love seeing that he is very passionate about music and I also like his voice.

By the way, he has also done acoustic versions of his other Melodifestivalen songs. Especially the Hope & Glory version is amazing.

bavarson
bavarson
6 years ago

Sweden does not deserve to win, but fascists from the jury will do everything to make it won

Amerivision
Amerivision
6 years ago

*swoon*

Vicente
Vicente
6 years ago

This is lovely. Pretty and still enjoy his performance without electric effects 🙂

Dar
Dar
6 years ago

mans is such a sexy bastard

ilikeesc
ilikeesc
6 years ago

there’s one thing you can’t deny – his vocals are always on point! I personally dislike this particular acoustic version, but I rarely do enjoy those. But it kinda proves that the song is able to defend itself, it’s still good without the LED screen.