Måns Petter Albert Sahlén Zelmerlöw (born 13 June 1986) is a Swedish singer and television presenter.
Zelmerlöw is perhaps best known for winning the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, giving his native Sweden their sixth victory with the song "Heroes", which currently stands as one of the highest-scoring songs in the competition's history.
In addition to his singing career, Zelmerlöw has experience with television presenting. A year after winning Eurovision, Zelmerlöw co-hosted the competition with Swedish personality Petra Mede. He's also hosted Allsång på Skansen, a Swedish music show, Melodifestivalen, Sweden's selection process for Eurovision, and Eurovision: You Decide, the UK's selection final for 2018 and 2019, where his wit was widely praised.
Prior to Eurovsion, Zelmerlöw was a contestant on Pop Idol 2005, where he placed fifth overall. He also won the dancing competition Let's Dance in 2006 with professional partner Maria Karlsson, and played Danny Zuko (the role made famous by John Travolta) in a Swedish production of Grease.
Zelmerlöw's debut album, Stand by For..., was released in 2007 to financial and popular success. He's since released seven studio albums overall, two of them being Christmas albums.
- Stand by For... (2007)
- MZW (2009)
- Christmas with Friends (2010)
- Kära vinter (2011)
- Barcelona Sessions (2014)
- Perfectly Damaged (2015)
- Chameleon (2016)
Måns Zelmerlöw provides examples of the following tropes:
- The Ace: Even before the competition began, Måns was the odds-on favorite to win among bookies, thanks to his impeccably choreographed performance and contemporary-sounding song.
- It Is Pronounced Tro Pay: "Måns Zelmerlöw" is pronounced "Monze Zelmerlohv".
- Mr. Fanservice: Måns is obviously very attractive, and he seems to know it — just look at his cover for Gay Times Magazine◊. During the affectionate Eurovision parody "Peace Peace Love Love" from his 2016 hosting gig, he dramatically rips his shirt open.