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Ticket to Tel Aviv: Meet John Lundvik from Sweden

01 May 2019 at 18:00 CEST
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With the song ‘Too Late For Love', John Lundvik will represent Sweden this year. John is set to perform 8th in the second Semi-Final on Thursday 16 May in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is 'Ticket to Tel Aviv', our feature counting down to the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

In a spectacular broadcast on 9 March from the Friends Arena in Stockholm, hosted by Sarah Dawn Finer, Kodjo Akolor, Marika Karlsson and former Eurovision participant Eric Saade (Sweden 2011) the Scandinavian country chose their entry for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. John Lundvik was the landslide winner in the televote and got top marks from the international jury.

Who is John Lundvik?

John Lundvik was born in 1983 and raised in the town of Växjö, Sweden. Last year, John participated at Melodifestivalen with the song My Turn which came third in the final of Melodifestivalen 2018. His music career really took off when he was one of the lyricists of the song When You Tell the World You're Mine which was played at the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria's wedding in 2010. Not only will he now represent his home country at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, but he has also co-written the United Kingdom's entry Bigger Than Us, to be performed by Michael Rice in Tel Aviv.

John has a background in athletics, as a sprinter (100 meters), having won 8 gold medals in national competitions. For the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, John wrote and performed the Swedish Olympic song All About the Games. His favorite Melodifestivalen is Carola's Evighet / Invincible from 2006.

READ MORE: John Lundvik’s participant profile

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John Lundvik's song

John will sing Too Late For Love in Tel Aviv this year. The song is co-written by John Lundvik, Anderz Wrethov and Andreas ”Stone” Johansson. Regarding the song, John says: "The title says Too Late For Love, but what I want to say that it's really never too late for love. I dare to believe somewhere, in my naive heart, that everything can be solved with love".

LISTEN: Stream or download Too Late For Love via your favourite music service

Sweden at Eurovision 2018

Last year, Sweden finished 7th in the Grand Final. Benjamin Ingrosso received 274 points for his song Dance You Off.

Sweden made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and is currently second on the all time Eurovision leaderboard with 6 victories. 

READ MORE: Sweden’s country page

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