For Victor Crone began the journey towards the Eurovision three years ago when he met with the Estonian songwriter Stig Rästa. 39-year-old came seventh in the Eurovisionfinalen 2015 with ”Goodbye to yesterday” and has a long and successful career in his home country.
" We met in Sweden and made a song together and had good contact. Half a year later I was invited to Tallinn and the great studio that they have there, " says Victor Crone.
since Then, Victor Crone continued to write songs for Estonian artists and for himself.
" I have been working in Estonia in the last two and a half years. And when it was time to send in contributions to the Estonian version of the Eurovision song contest, Eesti Laul, so was born the ”Storm”.
the audience by storm. The Tv viewers gave him half of the countries and the countryvibbande song with hints of Avicii's became Estonia's contribution.
After the win, , it has become even more gigs in Estonia, a country which has become something of a second home for Victor Crone. Today, he sees himself as a part of the country's musical life and over a period he learned a new word per day. The ambition has been reduced in pace with the work ahead of Eurovision have grown.
– It is not an easy language, but I will continue to teach me, " he says.
" I was a little pensive in the beginning and never thought that I would win the whole thing. But there is an acceptance of foreign artists here and I knew that in the Heart (Anna Sahlin) had won in 2002. It is very Swedish in the Estonian culture.
Victor Crone grew up in the residential area of Österskär in Åkersberga. The guitar came into his life when he was about to turn 16 and is today his main instrument when a new song is emerging. When he was 18, he went to the united states, and despite the fact that there was never any of the flat he recorded there was the trip to the great turning point for him:
" I was in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles and recorded a countryplatta at Capitol Records in LA. Well it was where it began. After that, it was music that mattered.2015 asked Victor Crone-up in the Eurovision song contest with the song ”can we not”. Photo: Jenerik Henriksson/TT
up in the Eurovision song contest together with Behrang Miri with ”can we not, for” where there was a stop in the Second chance when they lost the duel against Samir and Viktor. But his career has thus continued and, in a way similar to Victor Crones the musical career of John Lundviks.
Just as Lundvik was forced Victor Crone choose between sport and music. Tennis and golf took a lot of time and ice hockey. But after practicing hockey, six, seven times a week for Österåker in division 1, where he played center, had had enough.
"It was fun with hockey but it was not possible to combine," he says.
" And there are similarities between hockey and music. It is very much about teamwork. Here in Tel Aviv I was part of a 38 person strong team.
" What I miss from the sport is the number of trips, crying, cheering, and rejoicing together. Now I'm in another team with a different language that I have not yet mastered. But it will!
one of 17 artists who are fighting for ten places in the final on Saturday.
– It would be wonderful to be with then, " he says.
After the Tel Aviv to Victor Crone to Estonia to play with the Stig Rästa and in the summer it becomes the Rix FM tour through Sweden. Plus a few other things.
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