After 4 qualifying semi final heats and a second chance semi final round, the Swedish national selection of Melodifestivalen 2019 reached this its Grand  Final show in which John Lundvik was crowned winner of the Swedish national final with the song and will be representing Sweden in Eurovision 2019 next May in Tel Aviv with his song Too late for love. In the previous qualifying semi finals we saw a total of 28 acts compete. 7 acts in each semi final , from which 2 qualified directly to the final and two more to the second chance round. In the second chance round 8 acts took the stage performing in 4 Duels, the  winner in votes from each duel filled qualified to the final show.

A few words about John Lundvik 

Lundvik was born in London and was adopted when he was a week old by a Swedish couple who worked there. The family stayed in London until he was six years old. They then moved to Växjö , where he grew up. 

Lundvik wrote together with Jörgen Elofsson the song ” When You Tell the World You’re Mine “, performed by Björn Skifs and Agnes Carlsson at the wedding ceremony of the Crown Princess Couple in Storkyrkan on June 19, 2010.

He has been a songwriter for artists such as Isac Elliot , Anton Ewald and Sanna Nielsen and has written film music for Snabba Cash .  He participated in Allsång at Skansen in August 2016, including in duet with Lill Lindfors . He has also written songs for the TV series Empire .  Lundvik competed in Melodifestivalen 2018 with the song ” My Turn ” where he came in third place in the final

This year apart from representing Sweden he is the composer of  United Kingdom’s entry  “Bigger than us” that  Michael Rice will perform in Tel Aviv. 

The entry Too Late for Love 

Behind the lyrics and music of the song is john himself alongside with Anderz Wrethov and Andreas “Stone” Johansson and is his latest work after the entry  “My turn” at last year’s Melodifestivalen.

The entry qualified directly to the grand final in which it topped the public and International jury voting. John will perform his song Too late for love in the first half of the 2nd semi final on May 16. 

Hey, how you beenI wonder do you ever think of me

Say, am I wrong

To wonder if it could be you and me
Is it too late for love

Mhmhm

Is it too late for loveI wanna know

Is it too late for loveI can’t take no more

Is it
I could be the sun that lights your dark

Maybe I would lit your world with just one spark

I could make it burn for you and me

If I could be thereI would be there

Hear me
I could be the sun that lights your dark

Is it too late for love

Is it too late for love

 Hear meI could make it burn for you and me
Days came and went

But nothing ever really felt the same

You left a space

Where everything reminds me of your face
Is it too late for love

Mhmhm

Is it too late for loveI wanna know
I could be the sun that lights your dark

Maybe I would lit your world with just one spark
I could make it burn for you and me

If I could be thereI would be there

Hear me
I could be the sun that lights your dark

Is it too late for love

Is it too late for love

Hear me

I could make it burn for you and me

Is it too late for love

Ιs it too late for love
We could be a storm that rages on

And maybe we would own the ocean carry on
I could be the sun that lights your dark

Maybe I would lit your world with just one spark

I could make it burn for you and me

If I could be thereI would be there

Hear me
I could be the sun that lights your dark

Is it too late for love

Is it too late for love
Is it too late for looooooooooove

Is it

The Eurovision Story so far

Sweden has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 58 times since making its debut in 1958, missing only three contests since then (1964, 1970 and 1976). Since 1959, the Swedish entry has been chosen through an annual televised competition, known since 1967 as Melodifestivalen. At the 1997 contest, Sweden was one of the first five countries to adopt televoting. Sweden is the only country to have hosted the event in five different decades, three times in Stockholm (1975, 2000, 2016), twice in Malmö (1992, 2013) and once in Gothenburg (1985).

Sweden is one of the most successful competing nations at the Eurovision Song Contest, with a total of six victories, second only to Ireland’s seven wins, and has the most top five results of the 21st century, with thirteen. In total, Sweden has achieved 24 top five results in the contest. After finishing second with Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson in 1966, Sweden went on to achieve its six victories with ABBA (1974), Herreys (1984), Carola (1991), Charlotte Nilsson(1999), Loreen (2012) and Måns Zelmerlöw (2015).

Benjamin Ingrosso represented Sweden at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.. In the Grand Final, he reached the 7th place  with 274 points. Sweden scored its worst result for the last decade in the TV vote, reaching 23rd place and marking only 21 points.