From Sweden to Estonia and back again, Victor Crone will be gracing Eurovision pre-season for the second year in a row! Last year’s representative for Estonia will be competing in Semi Final 4 of Melodifestivalen 2020, alongside Sweden’s 1996 representative Nanne Grönvall and last year’s 3rd placer Hanna Ferm with his upbeat track “Troubled Waters”.

So what is his Melfest 2020 entry all about? We caught up with him at Tuesday’s artist reveal in Stockholm.

Getting through Troubled Waters

Speaking to Wiwibloggs, Victor confirmed that his Melfest track — which he wrote alongside Dino Medanhodzic and Benjamin Jennebo — will have a similar vibe to his 2019 Eurovision entry “Storm”. Can we expect an arena-filling anthem? The Swede told us to expect uptempo pop with a sweet meaning.

The track relates to the theme of knowing “wherever you are the world, you are on your way back home through troubled waters”. Certainly inspirational, and in sync with his message from “Storm” of empowerment to get through the bad times.

This will be the second time for Victor at Melodifestivalen. He first competed in 2015 with “Det rår vi inte för” (“We can’t help it”) with Behrang Miri. Co-written with Måns Zelmerlöw, the song didn’t make it past the Andra Chansen round. Fingers crossed Victor can better his Melfest record to match his Eesti Laul haul.

Eurovision experience

If Victor were to win Melodifestivalen, it wouldn’t take much to prepare him mentally for the task for Eurovision. It’s been a mere six months since he took to the stage in Tel Aviv, coming 4th in his semi final and going on to finish 20th in the Grand Final.

Should he make it to Eurovision, he’ll no doubt garner support from Swedes abroad — but also the many Eurofans from across Europe he picked up earlier this year.

Victor confirmed that his Melfest choreography will be different from that in his performance in May. He’s also passing on green screen effects, joking that it was “too much work last time”. We’re yet to hear more details of how his story will be told through staging, but we can’t wait to see what Team Crone come up with next.

Victor won’t be the only past Eurovision contestant in Melfest. Do you think he will better the attempts of Anna Bergendahl and Robin Bengtsson? What are you hoping for out of “Troubled Waters”? Let us know down below!

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His vocals in the semi where questionanble to say the least. Let’s hope he will improve

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Just as long as he’s worked on his singing or has a song that doesn’t expose him as much. Still don’t understand how he did as well as he did in 2019 considering the vocals. I mean, he looks nice but you don’t listen to music with your eyes….

Amanda
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Amanda

There were many artists last year and through the years that didn’t sing that good live but they placed well 🙂

Hanna
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Hanna

Is he really gay? I heard rumours.

Amanda
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Amanda

He has recently broke up with his girlfriend so I hope he isn’t ?

Amanda
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Amanda

Where have you heard that

Jo.
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Jo.

sure that’s the cause ^^

Alybloggs
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Alybloggs

Ok but I hope he will correctly pronounce the letter “s” next time

Darren
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Darren

Casually just noticing how sexy he is. Wow. How did I not see this in 2019?

Joe
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Joe

I said before that Storm was a really surprising grower, a song I thought very little of until Tel Aviv. Maybe it was the crowd, maybe it was its catchiness, but I totally got into it. I still listen to it a lot! I’m happy to see him back and I wouldn’t mind seeing him again next year.

Erasmus
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Erasmus

well I can tell you that both my mother and mother of my friend loved it.

Joe
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Joe

It was my grandpa’s favorite. I was surprised when he qualified but Grandpa was very pleased. He loves acoustic songs.

Denis
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Denis

Yaaay, Bosnian writer:)
Nice to see us represented. Good luck!

sam
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sam

he is such a sexy man… but i think he’s back too soon

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

The good thing about reaching the Eurovision final with a middle-of-the-road (I’m being kind here!) song like “Storm” is that it leaves lots of room for improvement, song-wise. I consider his performance and placing at Eurovision a full success because he managed to go as far as anyone could have gone with such a song. I’m hoping “Troubled Waters” will be a better song with which he can elevate his standing in the Eurovision bubble because he definitely managed to leave a very positive mark.