The names of potential Melodifestivalen 2015 singers are coming thick and fast. Yesterday we had yellow in our eyes with the news that Sean Banan wants to compete. And today Aftonbladet has three more names rolling off our tongues: Rickard Söderberg, Charlotte Perrelli and Lili & Susie.
Rickard Söderberg — #melfest semi-finalist?
The paper reports that Swedish opera star Söderberg is already confirmed as an act. The opera tenor appeared on the Swedish show “Clash of the Choirs” last October, so Melodifestivalen seems to be the latest step in his journey into the mainstream. Our initial thoughts are that he’s got a powerful voice—and wears a lot of mascara! He rivals YOHIO with his glam rock quotient.
Lili & Susie — Searching for a Melodifestivalen song
Sisters Lili Päivärinta and Susie Päivärinta had a string of hits in the late 80s and early 90s, including 1987’s “Oh Mama”. They placed fifth at Melodifestivalen 1989 with their song “Okey okey”, and made it to the second chance round in 2009 with their song “Show Me Heaven”. Aftonbladet cites sources who say the sisters want to return and that producers are now considering if any of the selected songs are suitable for them.
Charlotte Perrelli — Two-time winner returns?
Last, and certainly not least, is Miss Charlotte Perrelli, the winner of Eurovision 1999 in Jerusalem, and the winner of Melodifestivalen 1999 and 2008. “She is excited to be involved again and looking at tunes,” according to an anonymous source quoted by the paper.
Who are you most excited by? Let us know in the comments box below!