Sunday, June 13, 2010

Come closer cara cara mia...


Måns Petter Albert Zelmerlöw turns 24 and congratulations come to this young and talented guy today not only from us but from all over Scandinavia. Icelandic Friðrik Ómar Hjörleifsson's releasing his cover of the song that Måns has started his big career with 3 years ago and although we actually don't have idea why it's happened right before Måns' birthday let's think that Fridrik has made it in honour of Måns and this great song that has become legendary pop-anthem and pushed Måns to the highest star-level of Swedish music industry.


Short caramiastory. Måns Zelmerlöw appeared in front of big audience first time in 2005 participating in Swedish Idol together with Agnes, Sibel, Ola and Sebastian Karlsson, he finished 5th and started waiting for his time 2 years. Fredrik Kempe already well-known songwriter and artist has sent demo of the song "Cara Mia" co-written by Henrik Wilkström and recorded with Daniel Mitsogiannis vocals to Melodifestivalen-2007 and the song almost missed the contest as jury initially prefered Fronda's entry "Alla kan bli stjärnor" but Fronda didn't want to sing it himself and finally the song was pulled out and "Cara Mia" was taken instead, Måns was chosen to sing it.



How ironic that finally this song reached the top-3 of the final, has become second in public voting, #1 in singles-chart and big Eurovision fans favorite across Europe. Måns released one platinum and one golden album, successfully participated in Melodifestivalen one more time, even took part as a host of the show, met his pop-princess Marie Serneholt, so there's nothing to wish him today that he has not so let's just wish him to come back faster with new stuff and new #1 hits.


6 коммент.:

Paul said...

thank god Mans got to record it :) Brilliant tune :) Ah, can't believe he is only 24. I always feel like I have achieved so little when people younger than me have done so much!

Damian said...

Hehe, don't worry Paul you have amazing age when many people only start to achieve their main success :) I'm little younger but also feel the same and even more when I see 16-years old genius and stars.

MariaExpressen said...

we LOVE Måns Zelmerlöw. We love the new song he sings with our favourite artist Maria Haukaas Storeng.

Damian said...

"Precious To Me" is clearly one of the best songs this year. I also like Maria lot and was very glad to meet her on Melodifestivalen last year, she's verrry sweet person.
I read your blog and was pleased to see you guessing my riddle with photo of Maria and Måns ;)
http://mariaexpressen.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/photoshopped/
I made it just because couldn't find any real photo with them together at that moment :))

Peaches said...

You made a lil mistake there... Måns came 5TH in Idols, not 4th. And in 2006 he won the FIRST EVER season of LET´S DANCE - I think it was through this show other people then teeny boppers got to see the real amazement that is Måns =)
But yes, his big break came through CARA MIA :)

Damian said...

Thanx for fixing me Peaches! Hm, don't know why I thought Let's Dance was after but that along with Idol obviously created a good ground for his debut at MF :)