Following his victory in the Eurovision Song Contest sailing Mans Zelmerlöw straight to number one on the Swedish charts with the winning Heroes .
a new song enters as one happens very rarely, says Carolina Norén who leads the program on Swedish Radio.
– This is the first time that a Melodifestivalen song is number one on the list the same weekend as the race and guaranteed the very first time that it simultaneously win the Eurovision Song Contest.
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Getting past it difficult to win Sven Top jury is a feat in itself, says Norén who believe that the explanation lies in the “Måns Zelmerlöweffekten.”
– Mans Zelmerlöw is incredibly beloved by the people, his two former Eurovision songs have also been number one on the list.
recently as a song debuted at number one was Ramble in home district with Mando Diao 2012.
1 (NY) Mans Zelmerlöw: Heroes
2 (2) Magnus Uggla: I and my father
3 (1) Mando Diao: Ramble in the home district
4 (6) First Aid Kit: My Silver Lining
5 (3) Laleh: A thousand pieces
6a (7) Tove Lo: Habits (stay high)
7 (4) Amanda Jenssen: When we Dig For Gold in the US
8 (5) Sarah Zacharias: Behind Blue Skies
9 (10) Avicii: Hey Brother
10 (NY) Helen Sjöholm: The stars twinkle over the Skarpnack
This week’s contenders
Magnus Carlsson: Meet Me in Old Town
Daughter: My Flower
Hasse Andersson: Gold and green forests
Source: Swedish Radio