We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but every now and again it has to done. Ace Wilder, the surprise breakout star of Melodifestivalen 2014, who lost by the closest margin ever (2 points), has rejected the idea of returning to the Swedish national final next year. Yes, this Floridian-Swede is moving on…

The news came on Tuesday at Allsång in Skansen, where fans were able to ask Ace questions via social media. Someone asked about a potential comeback at Melodifestivalen and this is how Ace responded:

No, I don’t plan on a return. I’ll probably write more songs for Melodifestivalen, so I’ll be back in that sense.

Even though she hinted at a return when we interviewed her after Melodifestivalen, we aren’t too upset that she’s had a change of heart. After all, the girl’s been on a roll since going from nobody to multi-week top charter last March. She released a collaboration with Margaret Berger, planned a Swedish summer concert tour, and even started her own vlog on YouTube!

Check out her awesome Melodifestivalen performance below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6pPuAgfRhQ

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ESCaddict
ESCaddict
6 years ago

I hope Ace returns. She had a great song. Next year could be hers.

Vlatko Horvat
Vlatko Horvat
6 years ago

If she was in Eurovision she would have the same fate as Poland; high with televoters but very low with jurors

Zac
Zac
6 years ago

I disagree, niche music generally makes it to the finals and Ace has said niche and is quite appealing to people outside of said niche. And even if she didn’t do necessarily incredibly well in the final Sweden would have brought something new and different instead of Undo which is meh.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

If Ace Wilder was sent to Eurovision instead of Sanna Nielsen, Sweden could have been like Norway in 2011 and could have easily failed to qualify.

Zac
Zac
6 years ago

I don’t think Ace thinks she’s a teenager, moreso that she has found a market that is receptive to music she enjoys or prefers performing and therefore she’s exploiting it, nothing wrong with that.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Ace Wilder thinks she is a teenager for some reason. Well I suppose she can relate to teenagers. I am a teenager myself and I seriously doubt that 31 years of age can be classed as a teenager. A bit like how Miley Cyrus thinks that she is a prostitute.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

@Charles: Very few people actually predicted Conchita to win. Hindsight is 20/20, but most everybody was pretty convinced it would be Armenia at first, then everybody hopped on the boat for Sweden. I will agree that despite Ace winning the jury vote at Melodifestivalen, it would have probably been hard for her to match the same success at Eurovision with a song like the one she had, at least with the jury.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Her song was a bigger hit than Undo and Ace Wilder is everywhere in Swedish media. Teenagers love her and they are looking forward to her new song. Her Melodi song is double platinum…. therefore there’s no need to do Melodifestivalen next year at least.

Zac
Zac
6 years ago

I was looking forward to Ace Wilder’s impending return and subsequent ownage of Melfest/Eurovision 2015 but it looks like I’ll have to hope for somebody else. Helena Paparizou maybe?

Francheska
6 years ago

Deven- you’re actually at greater risk of cyber-bullying by making yourself so public here. Take it from someone who has been bullied quite a bit (on and offline), if you have a small community on a site like Facebook, with people you know you can trust (and you avoid sites like Formspring and ask.fm), you’ll be fine. You never know on such a public format who will have your email. It could be someone who agrees with you, or it can be someone who could hack into your account. It’s rule #1 of any anti-cyberbullying campaign: don’t give out your… Read more »

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Thanks for that Sopon. But the truth is, I don’t go on those sites because here in Ireland, there is a serious cyber bullying problem and teenagers and kids are committing suicide because of it so that is why I am not on any of those sites. Like in 2012, a young girl of 13 took her own life because of cyber bullying.

So if you want to know why I am talking about non- Eurovision related things here (apart from Eirevision), you now know why that is. Thanks. 😀
(I believe you can speak Chinese better than Pilou Asbaek.)

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Hi Easpag

Let me check…..(12 seconds later)
Okay, it is [email protected] and I am also on google+.

What’s your e-mail address?

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

@deven

the whole Wiwibloggs site knows your going to Torremolinos on Saturday, its on ever article I go into, and Eirevision or whatever its called as well :L

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

Gimme you email so were not clogging the comments.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Hi Easpag How’s things? My Junior Cert is now out of the way 1 week today and I am off to Torremolinos next week for 9 days. So listen, I finished my Eirevision project and now all I have to do is print off my work and then send it to RTE. I have suggested some big name songwriters to write our entries. Such as Sir Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Max Martin (He has written songs for worldwide pop stars such as KATY PERRY, BRITNEY SPEARS, MAROON 5, TAYLOR SWIFT and JESSE J.). But I have also put… Read more »

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

Ace wouldn’t have done well in Copenhagen had she won Melodifestivalen.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Ace Wilder would not have done very well if she went to Eurovision.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

No one could take away Conchita’s already predicted victory … with or without music Conchita was supposed to win. It is what it is … and Ace Wilder would only grab some televoting on her behalf … not the same with national juries.

David
David
6 years ago

I still think Ace should have won this year. Her song was sooo catchy. Sanna did great but I think Ace could have given Conchita a run for her money.