Friday, April 29, 2016
Final: 09 Sweden / If I Were Sorry
The single most interesting thing about the final will be to see how Europe reacts to the Swedish entry. What we know is that the response from eurovision fans in general has been lukewarm or outright negative.
What we also know is that the general public has been very favourable, that the song shot to #1 in the Swedish charts and made waves also internationally and has been heavily streamed also outside of Sweden.
It must be said that Frans - the youngest person to represent Sweden since Carola Häggkvist entered the stage in Munich back in 1983 - has that certain something that seems to break through to other audiences that the mainstream eurovision ones. That must mean something.
Starting position 9 is perhaps far from optimal but my guess is SVT will do their best to make their own entry stand out on Saturday night.
Yes. I really think so. We have not had a host country winning since 1994. Maybe the time has come again.
My grade: 4/5
Frans / If I Were Sorry (Sweden 2016 preview clip)