More rumoured acts for Melodifestivalen 2018 continue to roll in. Aftonbladet reports that five-time Melfest legends Alcazar have been approached to make a sixth appearance, while singer-songwriter Ida Redig, royal wedding songwriter John Lundvik and YouTube star Olivia Eliasson are due to make their Mello debuts.
The legendary disco trio are no strangers to Melodifestivalen. They’ve competed five times before, and placed third three times, most recently in 2014 with “Blame It on the Disco”. Now SVT wants them back for a sixth time. But Alcazar aren’t ready to say yes quite yet.
But Aftonbladet reports that the trio will only do Melfest with the right song. They have reportedly already turned down one song from an established songwriter. Now the search is on for the right number to make their sixth Melfest appearance.
Singer-songwriter Ida Redig will reportedly make her Mello debut. She’s performed in both an acoustic, folky style, and more recently in a stronger synthpop style. As Aftonbladet notes, she’s a favourite with listeners the Swedish youth radio station P3.
John Lundvik is a former champion relay sprinter, but he’s also a singer-songwriter. His best-known work is “When You Tell the World You’re Mine”, a love song written for the 2010 marriage of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. This won’t be his first time at Melfest — he appeared in 2014 as the songwriter of Anton Ewald’s “Natural”. Lundvik was rumoured for Melfest 2017, but will apparently make his debut on the show in 2018.
Young singer Olivia came to fame four years ago with a YouTube cover of Anton Ewald’s “Begging”. She’s now signed to the same management as Ewald. Earlier this year she released her debut single “Do You”. Olivia will reportedly make her Mello debut in 2018.
Alcazar, Ida Redig, John Lundvik and Olivia Eliasson will be joined at Melodifestivalen by Benjamin Ingrosso, Felix Sandman, Méndez, Sigrid Bernson, Samir & Viktor and P4 Nästa winner Stiko Per Larsson.
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