the Weeks of excitement and expectation is over. A life in suitcase, in his room, and with rehearsals that never seemed to want to end changed for a while out towards a more normal life for John Lundvik.
he and The Mamas stepped off the stage at the Expo Tel Aviv, he was sitting in a bus on the road away from the spotlight. Not as winner but as a very happy sixth.
Weeks in Tel Aviv has been a long road for the three minutes on stage, the headlines when nearly 200 million, which followed the final on tv.
And the audience in the arena loved John Lundvik and the choir from the first moment. When the footage began to roll the minute before the five took to the stage cheered most of the just over 7,000 inside the stadium. Afterwards step the jubilation further.
When I spoke with John Lundvik after he moved on from his semifinal on Thursday, he noted that all of the short (s), interviews, meetings with people and trying to be always on top has had a single goal: three minutes that will determine everything when you are most tired.
– It is probably not to estimate, but it has been an amazing journey to the final. And we were best when it came and won the jury's votes, I am extremely proud of, " he says.
" We went ”all in” and it would have been worse if we had known that we had not done everything. And we gave Sweden, and Europe, a real nagelbandsbitare.
Sweden was in and out of the Netherlands but did not get enough votes when the audience had been in.
to Everyone around Eurovisionarenan here in Tel Aviv mentions the same thing when I tell people that I'm from Sweden: John Lundvik and The Mamas – Loulou Lamotte, Ashley Haynes, Paris Renita and Dinah Yonas Manna – has been wandering and bubbly person. And they took the audience by storm through its simple and clean number, in which the five types of votes had to carry the show.
Erik has been playing the drums but never done any music with her big brother. However, he got to move into the drum kit in the studio of John as a teenager built in the basement of the house at home in Växjö, a studio that John Lundvik himself built from scratch:
" It has been really exciting to follow throughout the trip my brother does. He loves and breathes music, and the most important thing is that he may do what he likes, " says Erik Lundvik.
was the afterparty with the whole Swedish team on the front porch of svenskhotellet a block from the beach in Tel Aviv. Pizza and beer before it became a bowl from Karin Gunnarsson, who leads the Swedish team.
"You have done something amazing and we are extremely proud of you," she said.
John Lundvik herself smiled and looked just as pleased as usual, despite the fact that he had wanted to lie in bed.
– Now, it will be nice to sleep but it will also be nice to get home and feel the joy after this success, " he says.