27 January – I could make it burn for you and me

Do you ever see a song in our favourite TV show and think it’s definitely definitely going to do well? You’re so sure you’ll put money on it winning?

That particular song might be from, say, Sweden, so you’re on to a good thing. Today’s birthday boy John Lundvik was tipped to do really well when he got to Tel Aviv. The omens were good and his country would get their seventh win. Anyway, onto that Saturday night, because Sweden almost always makes it to the Saturday night, and those votes started coming in their droves for his little song. After the juries had voted, it looked his. And then the televotes came in. Well, we know how it ended, but how many other people in the 2019 contest had a hand in more than one song? Nevertheless, the least said about his other song the better.

John is 38 today.

Grattis på födelsedagen, John!