Eurovision 2016 will be full of comebacks. Kaliopi will return for F.Y.R. Macedonia, while Deen is singing for Bosnia and Herzegovina once more. Ira Losco won the Maltese national selection, while Donny Montell is still fighting for the ticket to Stockholm in Lithuania. Joining the trend is Krista Siegfrids, Finland’s Eurovision 2013 representative. However, this time she is trying to win the hearts of Swedish public instead of trying her luck in her home country.
In our recent interview with Krista in Helsinki, she told us that Melodifestivalen has been her dream since she was a child. Taking part in Eurovision Song Contest was a big thing, but Krista wants to go even higher. Performing in Sweden’s biggest and most-watched TV show will surely also open new doors for her. And it’s certainly generating a lot of buzz already.
Krista Siegfrids (Melodifestivalen 2016) – Interview
But Krista has been careful when pursuing her dream. Last year she turned down the opportunity, as she didn’t feel like the song was right for her. This year Krista was part of the writing process for her entry “Faller”, so it is true to who she is and wants to be as a performer.
But what can we expect from Krista in Melodifestivalen 2016? Obviously she couldn’t tell us much, as the song won’t be revealed in full until the show. But we know the song will be up-tempo and have a big show to go along with it. The song might lean a bit toward schlager, but we are sure Krista will make it sound fresh and modern. Some obviously hoped Krista to radically change her style and bring out a huge ballad, but sorry guys. Maybe next time!
Krista Siegfrids at Melodifestivalen 2016 – Reaction
But does Krista have any chance at Melodifestivalen? The second semifinal is full of returnees from last year’s breakthrough artist Isa to two-time Melodifestivalen finalist David Lindgren. Krista has the experience, the charisma and the ability to build a big show, so anything can happen. Whatever the result, Krista can be sure whole of Finland will be behind her and supporting her until the end.
Melodifestivalen 2016: Deltävling 2 (Preview)
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