Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Sweden – “If I Were Sorry” By Frans

Fullskärmsinfångning-2016-03-06-210722.bmpEurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. The Sweden song is called “If I Were Sorry” and is performed by Frans.

ARTIST

He was born in Ystad, Skåne, Sweden. He is best known for his football anthems with Elias including the 2006 hit “Who’s da Man” dedicated to Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović. The song credited to the band Elias featuring vocals by Frans stayed at the top of Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Simgles Chart for 13 weeks.

In the Christmas of 2006, he had a minor hit with “Kul med Jul” that broke the Swedish Top 30 reaching #24.

Another sports chart topper for Frans was the 2008 hit “Fotbollsfest”, a song launched in support of the Swedish National Football Team. It stayed one week at the top of Sverigetopplistan.

SONG

After years of absence from the charts, Frans returned with his participation in Melodifestivalen 2016 in a bid to represent Sweden in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “If I Were Sorry” co-written by Oscar Fogelström, Michael Saxell, Fredrik Andersson and Frans himself. He performed it in Gävle during the fourth and last semi-final leg of the competition on 27 February 2016 making it directly to the final 10 competition on 12 March 2016 in Stockholm. Immediately after his performance, the single was released proving very popular and going straight to number 1 of Sverigetopplistan in its first week of release.

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OPINION

I watched the Melodifestivalen final and once again it was aweseome. There were a few songs I wanted to win but when I heard this it quickly became my favourite. It’s so sweet and simple and a polar opposite from last year’s winner. Frans has a strangely unique voice that I really like too and it sounds like he’s trying to mimic an English accent at some points.

PREDICTION

As Sweden are the hosts this will automatically qualify and if it doesn’t win the final then it will surely be in the top 5.

LYRICS

“I’d crawl through the desert on my hands and knees
Rehearsin’ my pretty please
Climb the highest mountain
If I were sorry

Shout it from the top
Swim under water until my lungs exploded
Walk into the fire
If I were sorry

I’d run a thousand miles
Wouldn’t stop until I dropped
Wouldn’t take a break to breathe until I got close
Enough

Then I’d do it all again
If I really had the chance
But I know deep inside for you it’s just another
dance

If I were sorry
I’d give you all the glory
if I were sorry

If I were sorry
it would be a different story

If I were sorry
if I were sorry oh

I’d hold my breath till my face turned blue
I’d rob a bank and the post office too
Swim across the ocean
If I were sorry

I’d take a vow of silence
I wouldn’t say a single word
Until you really heard
If I were sorry

I’d run a thousand miles
Wouldn’t stop until I dropped
Wouldn’t take the break to breathe
Until I got close enough

If I were sorry
I’d give you all the glory
if I were sorry

If I were sorry
it would be a different story
if I were sorry oh

Now did you ever realise
that your mistake had a prize
oh you threw it all away
’cause you’re the devil in disguise

Now would you ever realise
the consequences of your lies
and would you save the falling tear or act as if
there’s nothing there

If I were sorry
if I were sorry

If I were sorry
if I were sorry

If I were sorry
I’d take a vow of silence

I wouldn’t say a single word
if I were sorry

If I were sorry
I’d be on my hands and knees
beggin pretty please
if I were sorry
but I’m not sorry, no”

Good luck Frans!

Let me know your thoughts and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

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