"John Lundvik competes against himself in the Eurovision semi-final -"
"Has written the Uk's contribution – the artist Michael Rice: ”Feels like he gave me the best song”"
"TEL AVIV. Regardless of tonight's results: John Lundvik is already historic."
"As the first artist in Eurovision ever, he competed against himself – as a songwriter for the Uk."
"– It feels like he gave me the best song, " says the british artist Michael Rice and the laughs."
"Never before has a contestant artist in the Eurovision song contest also the author of another country's contribution."
"But tonight is competing, John Lundvik, 36, against himself, with the Uk's song ”Bigger than us” which he has written together with Jonas Thander, Anna-Klara Folin and Laurell Barker."
"the Song is performed by Michael Rice, 21."
"– It feels like he gave me the best song, " says Rice with a laugh."
" No, I'm kidding, but it feels real fun that he wanted to give this song to me. I have heard from everyone that it was a magical day in the studio when they wrote it, and as soon as I heard it I was in love immediately."
"On the scene, Michael has more svenskhjälp, by among the other Contestants-getting to know Anna the Heart, 43, Linda Pritchard, 36, and Melanie Wehbe, 27, choir. The uk has five wins in the Eurovision, but the latest was in 1997. Throughout the 2000s, the country has only managed to get to the top 10 two times."
" I think it is because we have not had the right song or taken it seriously enough. But this year, we are ready and we have a good song thanks to this guy, " says Rice, and nods towards Lundvik."
"How does it feel for you John, to give you a song that you actually wrote to yourself?"
"– So long as it gets sung and get it the home it deserves, and now has the really it. Michael is a great guy and an amazing singer."