It takes a big effort to win Sweden’s super competitive national selection competition Melodifestivalen to go on to represent this Scandinavian nation at Eurovision. 17 year-old sensation Frans was undaunted as he took his “If I Were Sorry” from heat to final and then to crowning glory over much more fancied opposition. But will this stripped urban anthem translate across the voting generations?
There’s much talk about Sweden going back-to-back courtesy of Frans' entry but he’ll need to convince a wider demographic than the teenage girl to deliver on this ambition. A top five finisher for sure - but Dami may just have the edge on the Swedish teenager!
Watch Frans's official video for 'If I Were Sorry':
Four Questions with Frans
What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
It´s very simple, natural and authentic.
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
I'm 17. My dad was crowned Prince of Ogboh. I go to school alongside my artist career
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
No, I often just have a pep talk with my team
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
It means a lot to me to represent Sweden.
Watch Frans's video interview:
The Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast on SBS’s Eurovision Weekend - Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Grand Final Sunday 15 May, 7.30pm on SBS, with LIVE early morning broadcasts from 5am on Wednesday 11, Friday 13 and Sunday 15 May.