Artist Profile: Sweden 2019 – John Lundvik

Sweden 2019
Photo by: Stina Stjernkvist/SVT

This year, Sweden is represented by John Lundvik. John was born in 27th of January 1983, in London, England. He was adopted when he was just 1 week old, by Swedish that lived in England. He has never met his biological parents. John lived in England till the age of 6, when he moved with his parents to Växjö, Sweden.

Before he succeeded in the music world, he was a sprinter. In 2005 he won a bronze medal in the Swedish Championship.

His musical breakthrough came in 2010 when he composed a song for the Swedish Royal Wedding. In 2016, he composed and performed the Swedish song for the Olympic Games in Rio. The same year, he also performed a duet alongside with Lill Lindfors (Sweden 1966, ESC presenter 1985) at Allsång På Skansen. All these years, he has written music for many artists including Sanna Nielsen (Sweden 2014). His writing talent doesn’t stop here. He has composed music for the well-known American TV series Empire too.

John debuted in Melodifestivalen – Sweden’s national final – last year with the song “My Turn” and finished third in the final. This year, he won the whole event, receiving the most points by all the international juries. His song “Too Late For Love”, is of course co-composed by him. Except for the Swedish entry, John is also one of the composers of this year’s United Kingdom’s entry “Bigger Than Us.”

Sweden performs 8th in the second semifinal.

What do you think about the song? Is it going to give the country its seventh win? Write your thoughts on the comment box below.

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