Christer Björkman sang for Sweden at Eurovision in 1992, but that’s just one of his many Eurovision-related accomplishments. Today he’s known as the producer of Melodifestivalen and the Head of Delegation for Sweden, as well as the show director of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö. We wanted to know what it’s like for him to be part of Eurovision’s “royal family”, so got up close and personal with him at the London Eurovision Party this past April. Christer discussed why it might be a good thing to place last, the unforeseen success of Hasse Andersson in Melodifestivalen, why Malmö was chosen as a host city over Stockholm back in 2013, and his roots as a hairdresser/salon manager.
You can see the full interview below. You can also read more about the mammoth production that is Melodifestivalen in this article by wiwiblogger William.