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.
Amazing night @ Louis de Geer in Norrköping with #starforlife . The guy to the left couldn’t stop smiling 😉 And no, i’m not wearing a silver outfit, it’s supposed to be black… Photo: @tyrasoderstroom A photo posted by Måns Zelmerlöw (@manszelmerlow) on