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Five facts about John Lundvik, Sweden's British-born Eurovision star

John Lundvik performing his winning song in the Melodifestivalen finale. Photo: Claudio Bresciani / TT

Published: 11.Mar.2019 12:15 hrs

Sweden takes Eurovision seriously, and this year will be represented by singer-songwriter John Lundvik from Växjö. Here are five things you should know about the performer, including why Brits in Sweden have twice as much reason to support him.

The 36-year-old was the favourite to win Melodifestivalen, the Swedish contest where the country's Eurovision entry is chosen, and he came top by a hefty margin in the finale. Here's what else you should know about John Lundvik.

He'll be competing against himself in Eurovision

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