Victor CroneVictor Crone will represent Estonia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. He was born in 1992 in Österåker, Sweden and grew up in a musical family, with his grandmother being a singer and his grandfather being a violinist. But it was not until his parents bought him his first guitar at the age of 12 that he began to embrace his musicality. At age 14 he began to sing and write his own songs, and at 18, he got the incredible opportunity to travel to the United States to write music in Tennessee, New York and at the iconic Capitol Records in Los Angeles.
In 2015 Victor competed in Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, alongside Swedish-Iranian rapper Behrang Miri with the song Det rår vi inte för, making it to the second chance round. In 2017 he had a big hit alongside Swedish-Norwegian duo Tungevaag & Raaban with the song Coming Up, which has been streamed over 18 million times on Spotify.
In 2016 Victor met Estonian Stig Rästa during a songwriting trip to Stockholm, where they instantly connected. Shortly afterwards, Stig invited Victor to Estonia and they have been working together ever since – meaning many, many trips to Estonia for Victor.
Storm was created during one of Victor's visits to Estonia. The verses came first, but it was many months before the right chorus was crafted for the song. The song was completed just as Eesti Laul, the submission for Estonia's Eurovision Selection, opened, and it was at Stig and the rest of the songwriting team's suggestion that the song was entered into the competition.
Victor feels his song Storm should be open to the interpretation of the listener, but describes it as a song about: "weathering hard times – and knowing that they will eventually come to an end."
Representing Estonia is a huge honour for Victor, which he does not take lightly. He is currently based in Estonia and is challenging himself to learn one new Estonian word every day. He was pleasantly surprised and humbled by the amount of love he has received from the Estonian public and is hoping to make proud the country that has welcomed him so warmly.
When he is not performing, Victor likes to play tennis and ice hockey and has recently been able to practice with current and former members of the Estonian National Ice Hockey team. He also loves to sail around the Stockholm archipelago in his motorboat, playing the classic game Counter-Strike and always makes sure to find the time to meditate twice a day.