First 8 Melodifestivalen singers known
Swedish television held a press conference this morning to reveal the first eight singers in their upcoming national final, Melodifestivalen 2009. During the next weeks, we can expect more revelations about this highly popular event!
Eight singers and groups have been made public by SVT, however, at this point, it is unknown in which Semi-Finals of the 2009 Melodifestival they will be placed:
- Alcazar will sing Stay The Night
- BWO will sing You're Not Alone
- Caroline af Ugglas will sing Snällä, Snälla
- Emilia will sing You're My World
- Jennifer Brown will sing Never Been Here Before
- Lasse Lindh and Band will sing Jag Slåss I Dina Kvarter
- Måns Zelmerlöw will sing Hope & Glory
- Sarah Dawn Finer will sing Moving on
Lots of interesting and familiar faces could be detected among those eight. The only artists without a Melodifestivalen past are Jennifer Brown and Emilia, but both had big international hits in their name with Emilia even having a Europe-wide No.1 hit in 1998 with Big Big World! Alcazar have participated in the Swedish finals 2003 and 2005 where they came third both times. BWO took part in 2005, 2006 and 2008 with the best result being a second place in 2006. Måns Zelmerlöw and Sarah Dawn Finer competed in the same year - 2007 - and both reached the final. Caroline af Ugglas and Lasse Lindh entered Melodifestivalen in 2007 and 2008 respectively but didn't get enough votes to reach the finals.