SWEDEN – The man in charge of Melodifestivalen in Sweden and contest producer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, 2016 and 2017 Christer Björkman is to release a new book in September. The biography is called “The General – Only I Know Who Wins” and is full of anecdotes from his life where Melodifestivalen and Eurovision has played a big part.
In an interview with Swedish newspaper Expressen Christer says that his favorite song from Melodifestivalen is Monica Zetterlunds “När min vän” from 1962 but for a drink on the terrace he always puts on “Euphoria” from 2012. “That song is very close to me, that’s for sure”, he says in the interview.
Earlier this year Christer Björkman announced that 2021 will be his last year doing Melodifestivalen after 20 years in charge of the contest.