Only a handful of artists are making their debut at Melodifestivalen this year and Victor och Natten is lucky enough to be among them. You’ll see him in the second semi-final on February 13 with the song ”100%”. But he’s not an unknown entity: He had a big hit in Sweden with his single “Svin På Rutin” back in 2014. Now he’s ready to show Europe what he is all about. We caught up with him ahead of his rehearsals in Malmö. Here are the highlights.
Could you introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Victor Jr. Morsing and I’m 27 years old. I’ve been working with music my entire life. I started this project “Victor och Natten” two years ago. I’ve always written songs in Swedish and it was kind of natural for me.
It’s your first time in Melodifestivalen. What made you decide to participate this year?
I think Melodifestivalen is a great platform for musicians and artists. It’s a great way to show your music.
Do you think that it’s an advantage that you have had a hit in Sweden already? A lot of Swedish people know you because of that.
I don’t know really. Of course it’s good that people have heard of me before but I think it’s important that I do a great performance and show the best of myself on the 13th of February.
SVT describes your songs as Swedish pop with rap elements. Will ‘100%’ also include rap elements?
100% is a straight up pop-song, no rap included.
Your act is “80% show” according to SVT. What can we expect?
You can expect a high-level energy performance with a touch of love.
We’ve seen a Twitter picture where you’re rehearsing with some of the dancers. Is dancing a hidden talent of yours or will you leave that up to them?
My main focus is the singing and maybe you’ll see some moves (?) Maybe….
Mello-rep med dansarna idag ???? pic.twitter.com/I1He3i5hat
— Victor och Natten (@VictorochNatten) 14 januari 2016
Have you already been able to listen to the other artists competing in Melodifestivalen 2016? If so, who do you think is your biggest competition?
I haven’t heard any of the songs yet. We’ll see! But I think Molly Pettersson-Hammar is great!
What’s your favorite song in the history of Melodifestivalen?
My favorite song of all time is “Euphoria” from Loreen. Goes without saying!
What artists do you look up to or admire?
At the moment I listen a lot to Justin Bieber, Fetty Wap and One Direction.