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.
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!