The Melfest rumours continue, this time with Swedish newspaper Expressen reporting that comeback queen Dinah Nah and the multi-ethnic Panetoz will both make a return in 2016. Also reported to be joining the 2016 roster is dancer Sigrid Bernson and the pancake-loving children’s entertainer Pidde Pannkaka.

Pink-haired popstress Dinah Nah made a spectacular comeback at #Melfest2015 with “Make Me (La La La)”. The song was co-written with superstar producer Dr. Alban, while the performance featured Dinah’s “wall of sex” dancers – who are all very welcome back for another year. Dinah earlier revealed that she was keen to return in 2016 and it looks like her wish has come true.

https://youtu.be/hY7Vl6B-kTg

Panetoz have members from Gambia, Ethiopia, Angola, Congo and Finland-Sweden. Their fun song “Efter solsken” (After sunshine) make it direkt till final at Melodifestivalen 2014. Like Dinah Nah, the group were seen in the recording studio in the weeks before the Melfest deadline, so it looks like they were busy recording their entry.

Sigrid Bernson is best known as a dancer. Since 2011 she’s been a professional dancer on the Swedish series Let’s Dancer, and was (the slightly less famous) half of the winning duo three times. If Let’s Dance seems an odd match for Melfest, remember that Måns Zelmerlöw won the very first series back in 2006.

And let’s declare today Pancake Tuesday because Pidde Pannkaka rounds out the list of rumoured acts and he loves pancakes. Expressen dryly notes that “Pidde Pannkaka is known to entertain children and to love the pancakes.” Hey, we love the pancakes too! Pidde’s inclusion is a reminder that Melfest is popular with viewers of all ages.

Dinah Nah, Panetoz, Sigrid Bernson and Pidde Pannkaka join Ace Wilder, Oscar Zia, Lisa Ajax and Samir & Viktor on the Melfest rumours list.

There’s also a list of acts who are rumoured to have applied but are yet to be confirmed by SVT: Isa Tengblad (2015), Pernilla Andersson (2011), Ola Svensson (2008, 2010), Sean Banan (2012, 2013), Mariette Hansson (2015), Rickard Söderberg (2015), Molly Pettersson Hammar (2015), Anders Fernette (2011), David Lindgren (2012, 2013), Timoteij (2010, 2012), Hilda Stenmalm (Lilla MF 2008, MGP 2014), Dolly Style (2015), Simon Peyron (2013 – Outtrigger), Ammotrack (2014) and newcomers Badpojken, Mollie Lindén and Gabriel Alares

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Álex, from Spain
Álex, from Spain
5 years ago

I want NEW singers with good songs to advance to the final.

bella
bella
5 years ago

Wheres Eric Saade? I thought that he compete.Anyway I prefer Ace Wilder for eurovision 2016.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

@Bb: Ouch! I didn’t know that.

Bb
Bb
5 years ago

@CookyMonzta

Zara Larsson has made it absolutely clear with 100% certainly that she won’t take part. I don’t recall her words exactly but she was very insulting of Melodifestivalen.

mawnck
mawnck
5 years ago

@EugeneESCUK

Well damn! What planet was I on this morning?

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

Crap! >:-( It seems that all of Panetoz’ music videos are blocked only in the U.S. I need to find an alternative proxy to see them. “Norge” and “Dansa Pausa” were excellent.

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

Can’t wait to see Dinah slaying it gurl!

Gallagher, thanks a lot for the Pannkaka+Banan collab – I found what to have for breakfast tomorrow! LOL

Ian
Ian
5 years ago

Panetoz were tons of fun in 2014 and brought some much needed variety to the final, I think they got way too much hate that they didn’t deserve.
I hope we get more than just pop songs this year, I enjoy when Melodifestivalen has tons of different styles in all their finals, something that was missing from 2015.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

If Panetoz submitted something that was similar in style to “Dansa Pausa”, they might have a chance at making the final. And why did YouTube yank all of their music videos?

For Dolly Style, they should get rid of the anime/manga outfits.

For Dinah Nah, the song and dance routine (if any) had better be waaaaaay better than that disaster she sent this past February.

My money is still on Ace Wilder and Zara Larsson (if she enters). What are the chances that Molly Sandén signed up for this contest?

mawnck
mawnck
5 years ago

Reminder: Dinah Nah lost to DOLLY STYLE. That’s the exact opposite of owning the stage.

Antranig Shokayan
Editor
5 years ago

Looking forward to Dinah owning that stage!

#MakeMe
#MakeMe
5 years ago

I hope Dinah will sing a song like “Taste your love”, she would slay!

Dar
Dar
5 years ago

panetoz are rubbish .. defintely dont want any sean banan .. train wreck

Melfest
Melfest
5 years ago

I really want to see David Lindgren and timoteij back, it’s always great to hear some thumping dance beats