What can be better than three minutes of Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw? Eighteen minutes of Måns Zelmerlöw mashed into one video, obviously.

Zelmerlöw, who won both Melodifestivalen and Eurovision in a landslide, spent months rehearsing the choreography for “Heroes”. As he explained to us in Stockholm ahead of Melfest, Sweden’s national selection show, there was a lot to remember — from leans to finger snaps to runs to twists. And all of that had to jive with the digital projection behind him, which he couldn’t see.

Some crafty YouTubers have combined his six performances — the semi-final, final and encore at Melodifestivalen and the semi-final, final and encore at Eurovision — to show his precision, consistency and amazing timing.

The side-by-side captures the obvious differences between his performances in Sweden and Austria: The stick figure morphs from blue to white, loses his pointy hat and trades his umbrella for a balloon. But you also see that the LED projection floor gives the performance more energy and dynamism, and that the wide angle audience shots work much better at ESC than at Melfest. The white lights on the Eurovision screen look more modern and clean, and you also see that the red square from Melfest becomes a red oval at Eurovision.

In terms of the six individual performances, the shot with the greatest variaion appears to be the up-close of Zelmerlöw’s face at about 2:20. In every screen the cameras achieve a varying degree of close-up. The joy that Zelmerlöw and his team feel after winning makes the encores of both segments feel the most erratic and free. The opening sequence, where Zelmerlöw is seated, also varies the most in the encore. At Eurovision he had his legs spread a bit further apart during his reprise. Just sayin’.

Watch all of our Måns Zelmerlöw performance videos and interviews in our playlist here and below.

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random.sage2.0
7 years ago

Lemme tell you about souless, manufactured pop music.

It might have not heart but it makes up for it in euphoria. Hate on it if you want but the numbers don’t lie and the voters didn’t either.

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7 years ago

Really spectacular show! <3
My favorite performance of *Heroes* was the one of the SF in Melodifestivalen! <3
Because from then else i did not feel the same feeling of surprise i felt when i watched his very first performance on the 4th semifinal on 28th February.. <3 🙂

tvfan
tvfan
7 years ago

It lacks the encore of the semi-final of MF in this video.

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

Dull robot. Artists are not like that, they live on the stage, improvise. No wonder he did not get to the people’s hearts.

WTF
WTF
7 years ago

People may not approve of what the jury did this year, but I know I would have loved for the same thing to happen to Azerbaijan back in 2011…

joey
joey
7 years ago

Nah. Italy still.

Linus
Linus
7 years ago

Proud swede here, winner is Italy though :p

davve
davve
7 years ago

Måns is a pro!

Milla
Milla
7 years ago

M16.. I call it hard work over a long period of time. Which certainly paid off in the end.

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7 years ago

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M16
M16
7 years ago

Kinda proves that his performance is a “product”. That’s why it wasn’t my favorite to win. His entire thing he has going on has been ‘developed’ and perfected for the entire time.

Deniz@TurkNL
7 years ago

Oh yeah I thought I was hallucinating that arm. But it really was there.

wut
wut
7 years ago

that arm of running camera man in the Final tho. Funny, how unprofessional ORF was.

colz
colz
7 years ago

Fascinating.Thanks.