The closer we get to the big Melodifestivalen announcement, the more rumoured acts are revealed. Aftonbladet are reporting that bubblegum pop trio Dolly Style will be returning, along with two-time Melfest entrant David Lindgren and American-born rapper Swingfly. Aftonbladet also strengthen an earlier media report that multi-ethnic group Panetoz will make a return.
The trio consisting of Molly, Holly and Polly were one of the favourites at Melfest this year with their effervescent tune “Hello Hi”. But while they made it to the Andra Chansen round, “Hello Hi” lost to Dinah Nah’s “Make Me (La La La)”. The trio has since had some line-up changes, with Polly, then Molly leaving earlier in the year. But like the Sugababes, they simply replaced the departed members and kept on singing. Aftonbladet is reporting that the trio will perform a song written by Thomas G:son, a big change from his upcoming work with Cypriot rockers Minus One.
David Lindgren has competed in Melfest twice before. In 2012 he entered with “Shout It Out” which placed fourth in the final. The following year he placed eighth in the final with “Skyline”.
American-born Swedish rapper Swingfly had a No.2 hit single with his 2011 Melfest song “Me and My Drum”. The song placed fifth in the final.
The list keeps growing
The list of rumoured Melfest acts now tops 25 out of 28 acts, with Dolly Style, David Lindgren and Swingfly joining Smajling Swedes, Ace Wilder, Oscar Zia, Lisa Ajax, Samir & Viktor, Dinah Nah, Panetoz, Sigrid Bernson, Pidde Pannkaka, Linda Bengtzing, Eclipse, Pernilla Andersson, Isa, Frans Jeppsson-Wall, Albin feat. Mattias Andréasson, After Dark, Anna Book, SaRaha, Molly Sandén, Molly Pettersson Hammar, Tommy Nilsson, Patrik Isaksson and Uno Svenningsson, and B Robin.
The full list of the 2016 participants will be presented at the official press conference on Monday at 9:00 CET.