What next for this year’s Eurovision finalists?
Sweden: John Lundvik
Swedish singer John Lundvik was one of the favourites at this year’s Eurovision with his song “Too Late For Love”. He ended up in fifth place with 334 points, having polled 241 jury points to sit above both the winner and the runner up prior to the tele vote.
36 year old John is no stranger to music having made his ‘debut’ writing music for Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden at her wedding in 2010! John was actually born in London and was adopted by a Swedish family when he was one week old. He left school as a runner and won a bronze medal at the 2005 Swedish Championships. His next brush with sport came when he co-wrote Sweden’s official song for the 2016 Olympic Games, “All About The Games”.
Following on from his song “When You Tell The World You’re Mine” for Crown Princess Victoria, he forged a career as a songwriter for a number of Swedish pop stars as well as composing the music for US TV series Empire (2015-17). In 2018 he entered Melodifestivalen, the Swedish contest from which Eurovision entries are chosen, with the song “My Turn”. He came third in the final.
John returned at this years with “Too Late For Love” which he co-wrote with Anderz Wrethov and Andreas “Stone” Johansson. And not only that, he also co-wrote The United Kingdom’s entry “Bigger Than Us” with Laurell Barker, Anna-Klara Folin and Jonas Thander, which didn’t do so well! “Too Late For Love” has now topped the Swedish singles chart. Four days before the contest, John released his debut EP “My Turn” that features both Eurovision songs.
John is on tour across Sweden this Summer and from late November, will star in Sweden’s annual Christmas Night productions that continue until 22nd December. 2019 has certainly proved so far for John, that it’s never too late for anything!