Back in June, Lilla Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection for Junior Eurovision, took place in Grona Lund amusement park in Stockholm. Fourteen-year-old cutie pie Julia Kedhammar won the competition with her urban track “Du Ar Inte Ensam” (You’re not alone), which was penned by the same man behind Loreen’s “Euphoria” — Thomas G:son.
Over the summer, Julia has been on a Nickelodeon tour, which has likely boosted her confidence for Malta. Unfortunately for us fans, that meant that we were denied JESC-related news from Sweden for quite some time. Thankfully Sweden’s JESC team has finally turned to promotion.
First of all, Julia’s Lilla Melodifestivalen performance video has been edited and published on Junior Eurovision’s official Youtube channel. Accompanied with some cool air and ground shots of the amusement park and stage, the video brings us the dance routine that will likely to be performed in Malta. Julia stands all serious and confident while her dance crew works every inch of the stage. Unfortunately the editors replaced her live vocals with the re-mastered version, but we’re sure Julia can deliver it well.
The next day she appeared as a guest on a Sverige Radio show, where she performed the acoustic version of her entry (it starts at 1:55). In the show, which you can see by clicking here, she speaks about the Nickelodeon tour experience, collaborating with Thomas G:son, and what she expects of Junior Eurovision. “It would mean everything [to win],” she says. “I obviously go there to win, but at the same time have fun.”
So, do you think Sweden can win Junior Eurovision 2014? You can always vote for her in our weekly poll by clicking here. Don’t forget, this poll closes Sunday, when it will be updated with 2 more songs: a dance track from Cyprus and the winning song from the Junior Songfestival in the Netherlands.
Photo: Helen Ling/Sveriges Radio