Prior to his appearance at Eurovision in Concert, Sweden’s Eurovision 2015 artist Måns Zelmerlöw visited Finland to perform his entry “Heroes“ in the final of The Voice of Finland. He also had time to visit radio station NRJ and gave interviews to a couple of tabloids.
Most of the journalists asked Måns’ opinion about plagiarism accusations and Måns admitted some similarities to David Guetta’s hit “Lovers On The Sun”. In a interview with Iltalehti he said, “the atmosphere is similar, the feeling is similar and the tempo is the same – but so it is in many modern dance songs”.
Like we already know, there will be small changes to his performance in Vienna. “The stick figure is slighty fatter now. It maybe looks even more adorable now than before.” Måns also revealed that along with the stick figure, he will also have a wardrobe change for the Eurovision stage.
Måns thinks that Italy, Australia and Azerbaijan will be his biggest competitors in this year’s contest. In a interview with Finnish tabloid Ilta-Sanomat, he says that Finland’s song isn’t among his favourites. “Well, the song isn’t really much anything. It doesn’t offer much.” However, he think it’s cool that Finland is sending something different to the contest, because “that’s what Eurovision is for – it connects people and celebrate diversity”.
In a radio interview, Måns freely admitted that during his experience on Idol 10 years ago, “I sounded like shit and no record label was interested in me”. He still doesn’t regret anything he has done in his musical career, but he doesn’t listen to his older songs anymore. New music should be coming soon – Måns said that his fourth album is planned to be released before Eurovision, on May 15.