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?

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David
David
6 years ago

It will be awesome. I soooooo hope Erika will win.

Just being honest
Just being honest
6 years ago

Something that Ireland’s been doing horribly in the last couple of years are their choice of back-up singers so this might be a great move. I really believe this song will have a place in the grand-final. It can definitely stand out from the song entries that have been sent by other countries so far.

Harry
Harry
6 years ago

Yeah I agree with Sean, there’s nothing remotely Irish about this song! It’s a good song and that’s all that matters, right?

Dino
Dino
6 years ago

You shouldn’t have back vocalists prettier and more talented than you.

Sean
Sean
6 years ago

@Eugene ESC UK –

The song is not remotely Irish lol.

It’s Scandinavian/Nordic cultural music. Which you are unable to distiguish between.

Take Avicii’s Wake me Up. Would you say that’s an Irish song? Maybe you would if you cant distinguish between two completely different types of music.

There is absolutely no bodhran present in this song lol. They are nordic drums.

Only teardrops contained all these same elements. Cultural whistle and nordic drumming. It didnt sound Irish to me.

Maybe as you are not irish unlike myself maybe you simply cannot distinguish between the two styles of music.

SteKay
SteKay
6 years ago

I don’t think this song makes an impact on first listen, and if it doesn’t connect with the audience then byebye. I think we need Nikki or Molly more imo

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
6 years ago

Wow RTE are desperate for this song to win especially after their recent statement about this song . It’s the same old Irish style, which has not done well recently. The pipes/fiddle replaced by computer, but the Bodhran still very present. Same old Irish style, made in Sweden this time.

Dan Marino
Dan Marino
6 years ago

The more I listen to break me up. The more I want it to win. It really is my number 1 in this selection and memories has dropped to 2