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Robin Bengtsson going for Eurovision gold

Published fredag 12 maj 2017 kl 12.00
Sweden's Robin Bengtsson ahead of the Eurovision final
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Robin Bengtsson on stage in Kiev
Robin Bengtsson on stage in Kiev Credit: Kris Boswell/Radio Sweden

Sweden's Robin Bengtsson is widely tipped for a top ten finish in Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest, being held this year in Kiev, Ukraine.

Bengtsson qualified for the final from Tuesday's semifinal, and will now face the favourites Italy, Portugal and Bulgaria. Juries and tv audiences around Europe will together pick the winning song, but speaking to Radio Sweden in Kiev Bengtsson says his nerves are under control.

I just enjoy being here too much and I try not to be nervous."

In a contest where many artists have chosen to scale down their stage shows, many standing alone on the huge stage, Robin Bengtsson has decided to keep his routine from the Swedish contest, with him and his dancers performing choreography on treadmills.

It took me about two days to feel comfortable, for the dancers it only took about two hours."

Sweden won the contest as recently as 2015, hosting the show in Stockholm last year. Bengtsson's sights are set on a top five finish.

"Top five would be the dream scenario, top ten, I would also be super happy with that", he told Radio Sweden.

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