Sweden – Speaking to Metalblast magazine, Sabaton’s bassist, Pär Sundström, has ruled out doing Eurovision despite being asked several times. Sabaton are arguably one of Sweden’s biggest rock acts at present, with huge success around the world and a host of projects such as the Sabaton History Channel, Sabaton Open Air Festival and the Sabaton Cruise.
Speaking about Eurovision, Sundström said,
“We’ve been approached many times. We said no every time. We have no intention to be part of it. Only once we were excited about the idea of doing it, because we had written the song “Carolus Rex,” and that year the Eurovision finals would take place in Sweden. We thought that if there was ever a time to do it, it would be then, singing that song, in Swedish, at that place. We were encouraged by that thought… but we said no.
“It’s a long story but, basically, we didn’t want to be a part of it. We do so many other things that are closer to us, and I rather involve the band in the Sabaton History Channel, or cooperating with a video game, or doing something that is closer to our hearts than Eurovision.”