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Måns Zelmerlöw

  • Born: June 13 1986, Lund, Sweden
  • Selection: Melodifestivalen 2015
  • Semi-final: 2

“Heroes”

  • Music and lyrics: Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb

  • Born in Lund, Sweden in 1986, Måns first entered the public eye in 2005, when he took part in the Swedish version of Idol where he finished in fifth place. The following year, Måns participated in the Swedish version of Dancing with the Stars and went on to win the competition with dance partner, Maria Karlsson.

    Måns’ popularity earned him a record deal with Warner Music Sweden. He has released five successful albums in Sweden. Måns participated in Melodifestivalen in 2007 and 2009, as well as 2015.

    Måns was the host of Swedish sing-along show, Allsång på Skansen, for three years. He hosted Lilla Melodifestivalen in 2007, and co-hosted Melodifestivalen in 2010.

    Måns has played the lead role in productions of Grease and Romeo & Juliet. Måns is the owner of a foundation which finances three schools in South Africa and one in Kenya.


  • Måns first participated in Melodifestivalen in 2007 with the song “Cara Mia”, which finished in third place. His second attempt came in 2009 with the song “Hope and Glory” which came in fifth place.

    In November, it was announced that Måns would make his third attempt at Melodifestivalen in 2015, with the song “Heroes”.

    Måns competed in the fourth semi final on February 28 in Örebro. He was voted as one of the direct qualifiers to the final. The final took place on March 14, with a total of twelve acts taking part. After the acts performed, the jury votes were revealed and Måns was placed at the top of the leader board with 122 points. The public vote was then revealed and, with 35.1% of the vote, Måns secured his victory. He will represent Sweden at Eurovision 2015 in Vienna.




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