A few weeks ago Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw told wiwibloggs that he had submitted two songs — as a songwriter — to Melodifestivalen 2016. Today Thomas G:Son — the legendary composer behind Eurovision favorites like “Euphoria” — confirmed that he worked with Måns on one of them.

His comments came on P4 Skaraborg Sveriges Radio this morning. He did not reveal who will sing the song, but he did say that another top-tier Melfest composer — Peter Boström — also collaborated with them.

About Thomas G:son and Peter Boström

Thomas G:son is arguably one of the most successful and well-known song writers in modern Eurovision history. Since 2001, Thomas has been involved with writing and producing nearly 70 songs for national finals across more than 10 countries — including Sweden, Spain, Norway, Finland and Denmark.

He’s has had great success in the past 10 years, placing in the top 5 four times, including fourth with ‘In A Moment Like This’ for Denmark in 2010, fifth with ‘Invincible‘ for Sweden in 2006, and more recently ‘Euphoria’ for Sweden in 2012.

Peter Boström is well known for both winning and losing at Eurovision 2012, after co-writing both ‘Euphoria‘ by Loreen and ‘Stay‘ by Tooji for Norway (last place the same year). Peter also produced ‘Popular’ by Eric Saade for Sweden in 2011, and has written songs for popular Melodifestivalen entrants Danny Saucedo and Alcazar.

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Charles
Charles
5 years ago

@EugeneESCUK: My criticism is not about their genuinely great background in music but about how clumsy, so out of place and unreliable their pop efforts tend to be. ESC Fans love them …but I tend to look for more originality by listening to what other Swedes do outside of the MF umbrella … Max Martin never dared to be in MF and he doesn’t need to … but he ain’t no genius either: copy-pasting 90s songs for Britney and BSB or Nsync and a couple of other pop artists is just too appalling to remember today … at least he… Read more »

@EugeneESCUK
5 years ago

It does not matter what your background is. It’s about recognising and understanding what is required to win the ESC……………………….then writing the song. Love them or hate them, G:son/Bostrom may have another “Euphoria” in the tank, but it could also be another “Amanecer” “EEeEEeO” disaster. It’s a risk worth taking.

Don’t forget that Sweden came 1st AND 2nd this year, so they know how to write an ESC song and were involved in 8 ESC songs in 2015.

Denis
Denis
5 years ago

Måns “discovered” Loreen and signed her to his record company. Don’t know how involved he is now though.
And I read somewhere that EBU has a “Lex Zeljko” rule meaning that the the host can’t write or perform the host-entry. So that could rule out any hosting from Måns side, if he should win again.

As for the song, it is rumoured to be a mid-tempo entry. And why not Thomas G:son? Melodifestivalen is about finding the best and he is among the best

OM
OM
5 years ago

@ Liam Thorne: in 2008 Zeljko Joksimovic, one of the hosts of that year’s contest, wrote Jelena Tomasevic’s song ‘Oro’, representing the host country. I think that would not be a problem.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

Charles: What’s wrong with having a heavy metal background? Max Martin, who is pretty much the most successful pop songwriter of the past 20 years, is a long-haired metaller who had his start in a glam rock band. I’d say it’s better for a songwriter to have a varied musical history than to come from an isolated pop specialist background. As Lordi proved, there are plenty aspects of metal that translate perfectly to the ESC stage. Metal is a significant part of Scandinavian music culture. Like it or not, metal is there in the DNA of contemporary Scandi pop.

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

Thomas G:son and Fredrik Kempe are to SVT what the so alleged criticized songwriters and producers always invited by RTP are to RTP … I mean every year we see the same faces all the time … and there are so many other stunning Swedish songwriters and producers … why do we have to constantly put up with these 2 year after year … one came from heavy metal the other from operatic singing … yet their pop sensibilities are questionable to the bone. However unlike Portuguese audiences, the Swedish public is always seduced by these 2 … God knows… Read more »

damey
damey
5 years ago

@fikri I don’t know if he was invoved in Euphoria, but he definitively had a great influence in Loreens Mello/Eurovsion career.
In 2011, a year after hosting Melodifestivalen, he was record lable boss of her song “My heart is refusing me” and as well coaching her. Youtube videos: Loreen and Måns watch?v=6eHNiRCAas0
Here is the song watch?v=UjrVoonz4WE

fikri
fikri
5 years ago

@lily: that’s interesting. mind sharing the link? i wanna see it.

i’m all behind sweden having their 7th victory. go go sweden!

Liam Thorne
5 years ago

I wonder if having a song written by Måns would prevent him from being allowed to host? I don’t know. We’ll have to wait and see.

sarah
sarah
5 years ago

well if he does win again then he is garenteed a top 3 from the juries i think this guy is the wrong choice for a song writer sweden need a different genre to win again imho

lily
lily
5 years ago

According to some footage I’ve seen lately its actually Måns Zelmerlöw who coached Loreen to her “Euphoria” performance. I just know realise how little I really know about the guy who seems to be Mr melfest/ ESC himself..