Måns Zelmerlöw Biography

Måns Petter Albert Sahlén Zelmerlöw is a Swedish pop singer and television presenter. He is best known for taking part in Idol 2005 eventually finishing fifth, for winning the first season of Let's Dance, and for his 2007 song "Cara Mia," which was his entry in that year's Melodifestivalen. Zelmerlöw was the host of Allsång på Skansen from 2011 to 2013. He participated in Melodifestivalen in 2007, 2009 and won in 2015. He will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Heroes". Being the odds favorite to win the Eurovision final he participated in the second semifinal on 21 May and qualified for the final.

Born in Lund, Måns Zelmerlöw is the son of Birgitta Sahlén, a professor at Lund University, and surgeon Sven-Olof Zelmerlöw. Zelmerlöw studied music in high school in Lund and was part of a school choir project. In 2002 he played one of the brothers in the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Slagthuset in Malmö.

Zelmerlöw entered the public eye in 2005 when he took part in season 2 of the Swedish version of Idol, which was broadcast on TV4; he came in fifth overall, being eliminated on 11 November after eight weeks on the show. He was placed in the bottom three twice and the bottom two once.

Zelmerlöw once again participated in Melodifestivalen in 2015 with the song "Heroes". Zelmerlöw won the final with 288 points and will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria. He participated in the second semifinal on 21 May, and qualified for the final. In the same festival he was the songwriter of the song "Det rår vi inte för" performed by Behrang Miri, the song made it to the second chance round. On 11 May 2015, Zelmerlöw revealed the artwork and tracklist for his fourth studio album Perfectly Damaged which will be released on 5 June 2015. On 17 May Zelmerlöw performed the song "Heroes" in Belgrade during the final of X Factor Adria.

Zelmerlöw is the odds favorite to win the Eurovision final
Source: wikipedia.org
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