Svergies Radio has announced the eight lucky acts who have made it to the final of Svensktoppen nästa 2016 — Swedish Radio P4’s nationwide talent hunt. Melodifestivalen often features familiar names, but Svensktoppen nästa is all about new blood. LET IT FLOW, WE SAY!
A total of 845 artists and groups put their songs forward through the spring and summer of 2015 for this year’s competition.
Carolina Norén, Rita Jernquist and Kerstin Behrendtz, Christer Björkman, Mari Ryberger and Maths Broborg formed an expert jury which picked the finalists from the 25 local winners.
The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to perform as one of the 28 contestants in Melodifestivalen 2016 when the Eurovision selection sensation returns in the spring. Usually they bomb. Last year’s winner Kalle Johansson performed during Deltävling 3 of Melodifestivalen 2015 and came sixth. Out of seven acts. And looked like he had been given 10 kroner for his stage show. But at least he beat Andreas Johnson.
Svensktoppen nästa 2015: Finalists
Michael Fannon – KOMMER TID, KOMMER RÅD
Sofia Sandberg-Albihn – THE SUNNY SIDE
Smajling Swedes – GOOSEBUMBS
Fanny Nilsson – ALONE
Jens Sporron – MAKE A MISTAKE
Miss Winter – THE ROAD
Jawone – FRÄMLING
Laila Adele – BLAME IT ALL ON YOU
How can you vote in Svensktoppen nästa?
You can now vote for the acts by SMS until September 6. The winner will be announced during the final of Liseberg.
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