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…. 

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!

Melodifestivalen 2016 Semifinal two Deltävling 2 Malmö

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.

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Charles
Charles
5 years ago

@Robyn Gallagher Gallagher: Although what you’ve said about Bieber and the 1D guys is accurate and right, it still strays away from giving them any artistic credibility … 1D were a manufactured pop band with no soul: they were the typical cute guys teen girls wanted to see as it happens with every boyband – that does not relate to having musical credibility (and with Zayn scoring #1 with a soulful pop mature r&b jam at the US charts on his own proves my point). As for Bieber … a young kid trying too hard to be cool, to be… Read more »

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5 years ago

his swedish singing accent is funny, the way he pronounces certain words like jag and mig

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

“I listen to Justin Bieber and One Direction” He listens to manufactured costumed-made current pop crap … so therefore … what does this say about him as an artist? Can I take this guy seriously? Or will be playing the role of the 2nd semi-final clown that entertains the audience in a very Victor & Samir kinda way … with no substance whatsoever to his music? Again, “80% show” is a scary statement to my ears … and I guess I have to be drunk or on a high to enjoy whatever he is bringing onto the table. The good… Read more »

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

Victor och Natten: I listen to Justin Bieber and One Direction

and the subtext should say a reason enough not to take me any further in this competition.

WTF
WTF
5 years ago

“I listen to Justin Bieber and One Direction” – Not exactly something to brag about, honestly…

John A
John A
5 years ago

Yet he’s singing in this – it’s really fresh and interesting. I don’t get why he said that.

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

80% show? Circus is back in town and instead of a seriously contender in a music competition we’ll have another entertaining entry that would fit better as interval act … but that is MF today: certains song compete to keep people interested and woken up.