Du måste aktivera javascript för att sverigesradio.se ska fungera korrekt och för att kunna lyssna på ljud. Har du problem med vår sajt så finns hjälp på https://kundo.se/org/sverigesradio/
Friday guest: Christer Björkman

Eurovision guru felt Sweden would "win it big"

Published fredag 20 juli 2012 kl 14.52
"I am extremely nervous"
(5:15 min)
Christer Björkman returning to Stockholm with the Eurovision trophy. File photo: Scanpix

He was head of the victorious Swedish team at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, and he will be producing next year's event in Malmö.

Our Friday guest is Christer Björkman, the seasoned producer of the Melodifestivalen song contest in Sweden. He will be hosting the popular radio show Sommar next week. Radio Sweden's Brett Ascarelli caught up with Christer Björkman to talk about his radio segment and that memorable victory in Baku.

"This is my radio debut. It is very thrilling. I am very flattered and honoured, but also extremely nervous," Björkman said. "I have been listening to this show all my life, and I know how judgemental people can be."

Talking about Loreen's victory at the Eurovision final in May, Björkman said he could sense the victory was Sweden's when the maximum twelve-point votes began dropping in.

"The five or six first countreis were ones we never usually get points from," he said. "We got sixes, sevens and eights. Then we got our first twelve-point vote from another country like that."

"That was when I realized, 'We are going to win this big!"

Christer Björkman will host Sommar on Swedish Radio P1 next Thursday.

Our journalism is based on credibility and impartiality. Swedish Radio is independent and not affiliated to any political, religious, financial, public or private interests.
Har du frågor eller förslag gällande våra webbtjänster?

Kontakta gärna Sveriges Radios supportforum där vi besvarar dina frågor vardagar kl. 9-17.

Du hittar dina sparade avsnitt i menyn under "Min lista".