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”.

https://youtu.be/im7tybIFA5A

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.

Måns Zelmerlöw interview before Melodifestivalen 2015 final

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Adams
Adams
6 years ago

I think he was just honest. Don’t you think that Finland’s song is unbearable to listen to?

2015
2015
6 years ago

I respect the fact that he is honest about Finlands entry. However the right words are ”crap”/”distaster”/”stupid”.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

@Charles: When Måns talks about PKN, he is thinking the same thing I’m thinking: Good marks for diversity, but the song could have been longer. If PKN don’t qualify, it’ll be, for one, because the song is over before it even begins. He is right to fear Italy and Australia. In my first evaluation (songs and videos), my grades put Italy ahead of him (being forced to dump his video hurt his score), and Australia was 10th, and Azerbaijan qualified on my card. I’m currently on my 2nd evaluation; so, positions could change. If reality reflects my first evaluation, he’d… Read more »

Edward Nygma
Edward Nygma
6 years ago

What he said: PKN are adorable and ESC should be about diversity, but the song is bad. Thanks for the honesty.

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

What’s there to hate about what he said towards PKN? I just don’t get it. People should face the fact how frank he really is and not jump to the conclusion that he is an arrogant prick…

Mar
Mar
6 years ago

Judging by his comments, Mans seems like a honest, self-critical person with good taste. All good qualities, in my opinion.
I still love his song, with or without the little garden gnomes <3

Thiefo
6 years ago

About his opinion on PKN’ song, well, I don’t know the exact words he used, I can’t read finnish so I can’t read the article, but according to this wiwi report, he didn’t say “I think their song is shit” or something like that, saying “I don’t think the song offers much” sounds more like a harsh, but still professional opinion… and I agree with it. Maybe it wasn’t wise to say it that bluntly IN FINLAND though 😛 … but I agree wholeheartly with that opinion, I dislike the song, it’s my least favourite in fact, but at least… Read more »

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

This is absolutely one of my favourite songs this year, Unfortunately, the live peperformance on The Voice of Finland wasn’t great though. It was a little bit flat.

I think at the moment, Måns will be the Aram MP3 of 2015. The hot favourite to win up to Eurovision week, and then other countries will overtake him. But I think Sweden can expect to continue their success streak this year.

dennis
dennis
6 years ago

see his performance is just about the screen behind him, he is not confident without it

Adams
Adams
6 years ago

I think that Italy, Australia, Azerbaijan, Slovenia and Estonia will be his biggest competitors in this year’s contest.

By the way, keep the leather pants! 😉

Iberian
Iberian
6 years ago

Thank you, [email protected] I’m relieved! He looks just perfect in them – on the other hand he’s so handsome, he would look amazing in anything he wears. I’ve just watched the interview you mentioned; it’s so cool Wiwibloggs asked about the wardrobe.

Deniz@TurkNL
6 years ago

Iberian

He said he most likely will wear the leather pants.
In an interview on the wiwibloggs youtube channel.

Adam
Adam
6 years ago

He doesn’t come off as arrogant or anything, just really dimwitted to say something like that about PNK. Why would you say that in their home country? It’s kinda rude

Carl Brown
Carl Brown
6 years ago

Every time I hear this song I like it less. It’s very repetitive and without the staging it’s very boring… But it’s Sweden and it’ll be in the Top 10 although they don’t deserve it..

blondboybc
blondboybc
6 years ago

He’s right to take Italy seriously. I know I do.:)

Iberian
Iberian
6 years ago

The sad news to me is the wardrobe change for Viena. What? No leather trousers? 🙁

WTF
WTF
6 years ago

I honestly think Finland deserves to make the final over any of Serbia, Moldova, Armenia, Netherlands, Denmark or Hungary…

Emilié
Emilié
6 years ago

To Calvin, I think it’s good to be honest, it’s a rare find amongst public people to actually say what they think to the media. If you don’t like a song and they happen to ask your opinion on it, be honest instead of being politically correct just to fish that country’s vote.

Just Mario..
Just Mario..
6 years ago

I really do not know Robyn…. 4 me its another deal to consider and think that someone can do really good or even great {4 a top10 or top5 result even..} and whole another thing to consider that an act is hot favorite,serious threat to even win the EuroVision.. Of course its just my personal opinion & others eurofans might believe otherwise.. Ok lets say that Guy Sebastian can lift his song up with his superb performance…Will his skills & own charismatic self be enough to carry his song up to the Number 1 spot of the scoreboard.? I really… Read more »

Just Mario xoxo..
Just Mario xoxo..
6 years ago

Australia’s entry is good & nice enough but it doesn’t stand out….{i even have it outside of my own top25..} It will most probably get sympathy fake votes because of Australia guest debut in our Vision as Italy got plenty of these poibts in the Vision of 2011 with a snoozefest so boring & certainly NOT winning song.. Azerbaijan’s entry although better than the Australian one is not considered as well a serious threat and hot favorite to win the upcoming EuroVision.. Its very nice song & at the best scenario will gonna finish somewhere in the top10.. Mans does… Read more »

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

At least he said what we all think and feel and pretty likely what people in Finland also must have already acknowledged at some point that .. this 1.30 minute thing is not even a .. thing…. it untaggable … they were chosen because of the disability they have and the fact that they can play instruments … but show no craftsmanship at understanding what a song is. Pity votes …. Plus: I also agree with Måns when he says he does not listen to his older hits and praise him for that because all those Kempe-penned-schlager-rubbish were as shitty… Read more »

Just Mario xoxo ~ My Gay Vision of Love..
Just Mario xoxo ~ My Gay Vision of Love..
6 years ago

( Ameen! Halleluyah! At last brand new article on wiwibloggs! <3 😀 I was kept refreshing the newspage like gazzilion times & it was like routine for me… I did it once more not really expecting to find new article but i was wrong..! 😛 <3 ) Coincidentally exactly at the very same time that i found out this new wiwi newsfeed about Manz Zemerlow i was listening to his entry!! <3 😀 What are really the odds 4 that to happen??! <3 😀 {and 4 the record…No i do not hear this year's Vision entries all the time or… Read more »

fikri
fikri
6 years ago

@calvin oh come on… isn’t it true tho? #alltallshade

i’m glad 2 of my big big favourites – australia and azerbaijan – were thought as his biggest competitor. he has good taste!

PP
PP
6 years ago

His song without stage presentation with animation from Melodifestivalen is not so good.

Calvin
Calvin
6 years ago

I thought his comments about PKN were unwarranted and unprofessional. The fan-artist relationship is one that can (and at times should) involve insulting the song, but the artists have a responsibility to be as kind as they can possibly be to one another and to lead camaraderie by example.