There’s no rest for the wicked… or for Eurovision contestants! Sweden’s 2018 entrant and “Dance You Off” singer Benjamin Ingrosso had a busy week of filming last week.
Right after Amsterdam’s Eurovision in Concert, he jetted off to Portugal to shoot his postcard. He then flew back to Stockholm to record a revamped music video for his entry.
SAY CHEESE: Sweden’s Benjamin Ingrosso films his Eurovision 2018 postcard
The half Swedish and half Italian singer travelled to the little town of Covilhã, in the inner mountainous region of Portugal to shoot his postcard.
Benjamin is never shy when it comes to sharing his love for food. So, it’s no surprise that his postcard involves him making food, specifically the regional “Quinta do tapado” cheese. But viewers will have to wait and see if getting the milk fresh was part of his cheese making experience.
“Dance You Off” Reboot
Right after the postcard shoot, Benjamin jetted back to Stockholm to film a revamped music video for his platinum hit, “Dance You Off”.
The original retro-tastic video boasts over two million views on YouTube. However, the clip was made well before Melodifestivalen 2018 began. His stage performance at the contest wowed viewers and looked more like a music video than the one shot before.
Famed Swedish music video director Fredrik Boklund is at the helm of the new project. He has directed music videos for Alcazar, Mark Wahlberg, and the video for “Always” by AySel and Arash (Azerbaijan 2009). He’s also done commercials for Pepsi and Panasonic in the Asian markets.
The director was joined by Zain Odelstål and Dennis Brochner who were behind the choreography and staging for Benjamin’s Melfest live performance.
It looks like there are some big plans for Benjamin regardless of his placing at Eurovision next month.
Is another Ingrosso set for global domination? Did you like the original music video? Or do you prefer the Melfest stage production? Let us know in the comments section below.