If rumours are to be believed Erika Selin is going to be bringing out the big guns for Friday night’s Eurosong final in Ireland. Back in 2010 the “Break Me Up” singer was pegged to sing “Kom” in Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection. However, she was passed over in favour of girl group Timoteij. There’s no hard feelings though, as now it seems that the band will be providing backing support for Erika in her quest to represent Ireland at Eurovision.
Erika Selin “Break Me Up”
Broadsheet.ie in Ireland and Aftonbladet in Sweden are both reporting that they will be providing backing for “one of the Eurosong acts”. Given her background, all signs point to Erika. The Irish website writes:
Feisty Swedish folk-pop sensation Timoteij will be in Dublin this week as backing band for one of the prospective Eurovision entries on the Late Late, and they would love to showcase their talents in YOUR venue on Saturday night.
Timoteij have a strong record when it comes to Eurovision selections. They’ve competed in Sweden’s twice – with “Kom” in 2010 and “Stormande Hav” in 2012. They continue to make music outside the Melfest bubble, and released their latest single earlier this year
Timoteij – Kom (Melodifestivalen 2010)
What do y’all think? Can you imagine Timoteij supporting Ireland in Vienna?