SVT, Sweden’s state broadcaster, has revealed that it will alter Loreen’s performance in Baku significantly due to the differing rules between Melodifestivalen and Eurovision. At Melodifestivalen, artists can pre-record back-up vocals. That allowed Loreen to take centre stage in Stockholm and do all the singing herself. In Baku, she will rely on three veteran back-up singers to carry the refrain while she focuses on her kick-ass dance moves. But while Loreen is dancing, Christer Bjorkman—the head of the Swedish delegation—intends to hide the back-up singers completely.
It kind of reminds me of Jedward’s back-up singers last year (that’s right, they had two of them!).
“Our staging reduces the possibility to hide the back-up singers, so we will just have to make them as invisible as we can,” Bjorkman told SVT. “Our ambition is that they shouldn’t be seen, because they don’t belong there. We want to create that little own world for Loreen.” Um, did Christer just move to Sweden from a slave plantation? Because he sure sounds like a master to me.
Despite all of these changes ahead of Baku, one thing will stay the same. Big hunky dancer Ausben Jordan will still pick up Loreen and make all you chocolate lovers out there eager for some more…We is hungry, y’all!