• Frans: Sweden's 2016 Eurovision entry (Source Eurovision.tv) (Eurovision)Source: Eurovision
Sweden's Frans will sing 'If I Were Sorry' at the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden.
Chris Zeiher

7 Apr 2016 - 4:59 PM  UPDATED 15 Apr 2016 - 2:56 PM

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?  

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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:

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