Today it has been announced by SVT that Måns Zelmerlöw will be joined by five backing singers on stage in Vienna next month when he will be hoping to bring the Eurovision trophy back to Sweden.
The whole performance seems to have been altered from the Melodifestivalen performance, backing singers have been added due to the Eurovision rule stating that there may not be any pre-recorded vocals on the backing track. The cartoon man on the screen with Måns has been changed due to plagiarism claims. Although the format of the performance is believed to be the same.
The team joining Måns Zelmerlöw:
Is no stranger to the stage. She has performed in Melodifestivalen on a number of ocassions, most recently as a backing singer for Molly Pettersson Hammar in 2015, and was first on the Melodifestivalen stage in 1996.
Has previously performed alongside Eurovision singers such as Carola and Charlotte Nilsson (Pirelli).
Is one of the writers of “Heroes”, who has performed as a backing singer for acts such as Carola, Ace of Base, and Metallica. She has also appeared on previous Måns songs.
Is a songwriter who appeared on X-Factor 2012 where he ended sixth. And has also performed with Måns in the past.
Has performed as a backing singer in Melodifestivalen in recent years, and has also provided backing vocals for Antique in Eurovision 2001. She has also worked with Eurovision act, Kate Ryan.